Writer/editor/co-creator, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Avengers, X-Men
Stan “the Man” Lee’s influence over comic books is incalculable. His co-creations Spider-Man, X-Men, and The Avengers have been monster movie hits, helping make Marvel Comics the leader of the comic book industry. Some of Stan’s other great co-creations, such as Fantastic Four and Daredevil, have a new film and TV show, respectively, this year, while Thor and The Avengers have movie sequels on the way, as does Captain America, co-created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, and written by Stan in the 1960s.
In 2008, President Bush presented Stan a Medal of the Arts, lauding his amazing career. Stan is currently developing movie and TV projects with his company POW! Entertainment, while still proudly cherishing the title of Chairman Emeritus of Marvel.