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Stanley Martin Lieber

“I think you never out grow your love of these stories of giants, ogre and witches, super heroes’ comics give you that for older people.”

Stanley Martin Lieber, also known as Stan Lee was born in Manhattan, lived there most of his young live. Two of his biggest influences were books and movies. He loved Tarzan, Jules Vern, King Kong he loved anything that was imaginative. His favorite hero was Errol Flynn.

Stan lee has affected the world in many different ways. One of the ways he impacted the world is by his writing. To the people who don’t who he is he is an American comic writer, editor, actor, producer, publisher, television personality and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. Now that you know who he is lets proceed. Stan Lee was born in New York City on December 28, 1922. As a teen he attended Dewitt Clinton High School in the Bronx. He graduated high school at the age of 16. As a kid Stan Lee enjoyed writing and dreamed of becoming an important American writer, which he did.
He married Joan Clayton Boocock on December 5, 1947 and by the 1949 they bought a two story, three bedroom house at 1084 West Broadway in Woodmere, New York. By the 1950 they had a daughter named Joan Celia Lee. In 1953 they had another child named Jan Lee, which unfortunately died three days after she was born.

When he started in comics he was hired by Joe Simon who was the editor of Timely Comics. He was hired as an assistant, he got their coffee, he did proofreading and whatever had to be done really. Once they found out he could write a little bit they let him write some of the scripts. At that point the two people that ran the business left and he was the only guy at the department left. By that time he was 17 years old and the publisher, Martin Goodman asked him if he was able to be the editor until he was able to get someone more cable for the job.

Why Marvel?
The reason why they decided to be Marvel is because they thought it was a great word and you can make a lot of slogans and mottos for it like make mine Marvel, Marvel marches on and thing like that. As soon as they did that the competition also started to do things like that, he wanted to make something that first no one knew what it means and how to spell it, that is when he came up with the word “excelsior”.

As he was working in the letter department he noticed that the letters were too simple and boring. That’s why he changed the whole thing to make it friendlier. Most of the letters came like, deer editor I liked your story signed Charles and the way you had to answer it was deer Charles thanks signed the editor. He wanted the letters to be friendlier, so what he did was change it to deer Stan instead of deer editor when he printed it out and for the name he would do something like hey thanks a lot Charlie.

There was one occasion when they were stuck with a bad story, they weren’t able to change it up because it was the due date, so instead what he did was write a little note on the cover saying something like “Hey kids I’ve got to admit this isn’t the best story we’ve ever done,

But we’ve giving you some many good ones before that I think you owe it to us to buy this one.” Everybody though he was he crazy. That book sold better than the other in that period. After that he got a ton of mail saying you guys are great, no one else would have written anything like that.

The Hulk
Originally his idea was to make a love able monster. As kid he loved watching Frankenstein he always though he was the good guy and didn’t want to hurt anyone, he didn’t know what he was doing. That when the hulk was born, he wanted to get a character that is kind of a monster, but he is really good and just because he looks and acts like a monster people hate him and fear him. After he imagined it he wanted to combine reality with fantasy so that it wouldn’t be silly. The movie that allowed him to do that...
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