The Famous Marvel Creator
Stan is a comic book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor, author, and chairman of Marvel. He went to high school in the Bronx and entered the U.S. Army in 1942. He had many jobs including delivering sandwiches, writing obituaries and selling newspaper subscritions. Stan was raised in a Jewish family although he doesn't know wether he does or does not believe in God. Stan married a woman named Joan Clayton Boocock on December, 5 1947. Stan has a daughter (Joan Celia) that was born in 1950, although his second child Jan Lee died three days after delivery.
In the following quote Stan explains that he writes what he likes, not what others like. Because he doesn't know what they like.
Everybody wants to feel that you're writing to a certain demographic because that's good business, but I've never done that ... I tried to write stories that would interest me. I'd say, what would I like to read?... I don't think you can do your best work if you're writing for somebody else, because you never know what that somebody else really thinks or wants.
STAN LEE, Brandweek, May 2000
Joan Clayton Boocock
Stanley's wife (on left)
Stanley's daughter (on right)
Lee and Kirby (bottom left) as themselves on the cover of The Fantastic Four #10 (Jan. 1963). Art by Kirby and Dick Ayers.
Style of Writing
Some of his famous quotes include:
"I never thought that Spider Man would become the world wide icon that he is. I just hoped the books would sell and I'd keep my job"