What can be said about Stan Lee that hasn’t been said already? Some may know him as that funny old man that shows up in the Marvel movies, some may know him as the ambassador of comics, and some see him as a controversial figure when relating to the creation of many Marvel Comics characters.
I have always admired his passion for the Comic Book industry. This is a guy who got involved in Comics at a young age and almost gave up on it before producing some of his best work. At a time when he as frustrated, his wife convinced him to do just one Comic the way he wanted to… The result was the Fantastic Four and the beginning of the Marvel Universe as we know it.
As a kid, one of my favorite shows was Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends. I remember there were some episodes that he would narrate. Once that voice was imbedded in my mind, whenever I would read a Spider-Man comic, my brain would read the descriptions in his voice.
I was always very aware of Jack Kirby, Steve Diko and the countless other great collaborators that made Marvel what it was. Stan was the public image, I fully understood that from an early age. If you are interested in the ups and downs and behind the scenes of the early days of Marvel, then check out Marvel Comics the Untold Story.