Lee, Stan, 1922-2018

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Stan Lee is most recognized as the creator of the popular comic book hero Spider-Man. In 1939, Lee joined Timely Comics Group. His early work included writing the Captain America comic strips. In 1961, these comics began to be released as Marvel Comics. In 1972, Lee became the publisher of Marvel Comics Group, and Marvel grew to be the leading producer of comic books in the world. In 1981, Lee moved from New York City to Los Angeles to develop Marvel's television and motion-picture concepts. He also helped form Stan Lee Media, an Internet site that introduced comics to the Web. Stan Lee was born Stanley M. Lieber on December 28, 1922, in New York City. He served with the United States Army as a playwright during World War II. He married Joan Boocock in 1947.

From the description of Stan Lee papers, 1942-2001. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 30210825

Stan Lee is most recognized as the creator of the popular comic book heroes Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the Fantastic Four. In 1939, Lee joined Timely Comics Group. His early work included writing the Captain America comic strips. In the 1950s, Timely began producing comics under the name of Atlas Comics. In 1961, these comics began to be released as Marvel Comics. It was at this time that Stan Lee emerged as an industry leader when he created a new kind of super hero, including Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk, who were powerful yet realistic and meaningful. In 1972, Lee became the publisher of Marvel Comics Group, and Marvel grew to be the leading producer of comic books in the world. In 1981, Lee moved from New York City to Los Angeles to develop Marvel’s television and motion-picture concepts. He also helped form Stan Lee Media. This Internet site introduced the Web comic series, the 7th Portal. Stan Lee was born Stanley M. Lieber on December 28, 1922, in New York City. He entered service with the United States Army in 1942 as playwright where he created training films and wrote instruction manuals. He was discharged in 1945. He married Joan Boocock in 1947.

From the guide to the Stan Lee Papers, 1942-2001, (University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.)

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referencedIn White mss., 1932-1969 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Stan Lee 1922- biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Lee, Stan. Stan Lee papers, 1942-2001. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn San Francisco Academy of Comic Art collection : Newspaper Comic Strips, 1893-1996 The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
creatorOf Lee, Stan. Doctor Strange / written by Philip DeGuere. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Stan Lee Papers, 1942-2001 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Stan Goldberg Collection, 1963-2012, 1981-2012 The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
creatorOf LEE, STAN. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Boretz, Alvin. Spider-Man. "The mind stealers" / written by Alvin Boretz. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Lee, Stan. Stan Lee : clipping file. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
referencedIn Milton Caniff Collection, 1805-2007, 1910-1988 The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
referencedIn University of Arizona Library. Special Collections. Special Collections Comic Book Collection, 1934-1969 (bulk 1940-1950). University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn STAN LEE – TIMELY COMICS United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Hollywood Highlights USA 219 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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associatedWith Boucher, Anthony, 1911-1968 person
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associatedWith DeCarlo, Dan, 1919-2001 person
associatedWith Goldberg, Stan person
associatedWith Kirby, Jack, 1917-1994 person
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associatedWith Milton Caniff person
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associatedWith San Francisco Academy of Comic Art. Bill Blackbeard, Director corporateBody
associatedWith Schwartz, Julius, 1915-2004 person
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associatedWith University of Arizona Library. Special Collections corporateBody
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Comic books, strips, etc.--United States
Authors, American
Graphic novels
Heroes
Comic strip characters in motion pictures
Comic books, strips, etc.--Publishing
Comics
Comic books, strips, etc
Popular literature--United States
Popular literature
Heroes--United States
Spider--Man (Fictitious character)
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Birth 1922-12-28

Death 2018-11-12

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