Stan Lee, the Disney legend gifted a new world to his admirers. This new world was an unpredictable World of Superheroes.
The Spider man, The Batman, The Ant-Man, The Iron man etc. All were the creations of Stan Lee.
Stan Lee left the world of comics on November 12, 2018. But the world of comics won’t leave him ever.
He will be the person to be remembered while reading and watching these Superheroes.
What Inspired Him
Stan Lee is an inspiration for almost all the youngsters. His Superheroes are loved and followed by them.
But what was it that inspired him?
Actually, he was a self-motivated, self-created individual. Yes, his childhood proves that!!
Lee’s Childhood And Early Thoughts
Born to a financially unstable family, he’d to live in one room apartment. He shared his bedroom with his brother. While his parents used to sleep on the couch.
He did his schooling alongwith a number of part-time jobs. Lee worked as writer for news service. The writer wrote obituaries. Lee also wrote press release for TB centre.
Lee was highly influenced by reading and watching movies.
He also mentioned in memoir that:
“I probably got my self-confidence from the fact that my mother thought everything I did was brilliant.”
So his mother’s confidence was behind Lee’s self-confidence.
Lee As A US Army Personnel
Stan Lee joined the US Army in 1942.
There, he kept on writing slogans and manuals. This made him to be dictincted as ‘playwright’.
He was a part of army during World War 2.
Later, when he’d been awarded, he said,
“it was the proudest moment for me”.
The Journey Of Marvel Comics and Lee
The success and journey of Lee and Marvel comics is not independent of each other.
After returning from Army, he joined a publishing house.
But this time, his writing career was going away from its roots.
Then the day came!!
Stan Lee was asked to write a story on bad-effect of drugs. So he decided to include it in “The Amazing Spiderman”.
He did so!!
And challenged the Comic Code Authorities. This was against the code. But later, the CCA had to update its policy. So they abolished the code.
However, the “Amazing Spiderman” was loved by the readers way beyond expectations.
Gradually, Lee’s role in the company started growing. He became busier and busier with time. Soon, he was appointed as the president of the company.
But Lee found it a technical task to handle. So he stepped down of this honour. He chose to work as the publisher.
Stan Lee’s Media And Social Connections
In 1998, Lee started Stan Lee Media. But legal implications led to its shut down.
Moreover, Stan Lee’s Sunday comics were awaited every weekend.
It was 2007 when an action figure was launched. Stan Lee’s action figure, launched to honour him.
Lee also started a YouTube channel named Stan Lee’s World Of Heroes.
But ‘The Captain America’ was his first big break. Also, ‘The Fantastic Four’s was one of his major works.
Accolades For His Works
Stan Lee received a number of awards for his excellency.
The National Medal Of Arts was awarded to him in 2008.
He received The Comic-con Icon award for his brilliant comic books.
Lifetime Achievement award winning writer, Stan Lee, also appeared in his superhero movies.
For this, he won supporting actor award in comedy in 2017.
Besides all these, the city of Los Angeles and Long Beech celebrate Stan Lee day.
This day was recognised on October 2, 2009.
Some Interesting Facts About Stan Lee
•He was a Bruce Lee films fan.
•He admitted that his wife used to cut his hairs.
•He read Mark Twain, Dickens, Shakespeare etc.
•Appeared in movies like; Thor, Spiderman 1 & 2, Capt. America etc.
•His real name was Stanley Martin Lieber. Actually he started writing with pseudonym ‘Stan Lee’. Later, made it his legal name.
Stan Lee will be remembered for every inch of his contribution to the world of comics.
His life is an inspiration and so are his words.
He won’t die in the world created by him. He is still alive and will stay forever in the hearts of millions of people.
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