Birth date: December 28, 1922 in New York
Father: Jack Lieber, tailor
Mother: Celia Lieber
Marriage: Joan (Boocock) Lee (December 1947-July 6, 2017)
Children: Jan (deceased) and Joan
Marvel Comics co-founder and the creator of exciting superhuman stories, magical powers and action-filled comic book universe, Stan Lee, passed away on Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He was 95 at the time of his death.
— Stan Lee (@TheRealStanLee) November 12, 2018
As the world mourns the huge loss, we take a look at some of the unknown yet interesting facts about the legend:
- Stan Lee’s real name was ‘Stanley Martin Lieber’ but the comic book writer opted to use Stan Lee as a pseudonym for what he thought would be his “lesser works” in the comic book world.
- Lee served in the US Army during World War II. Even during that time, he would playwright and so his superiors later sent him to New York to write film scripts for Army training movies.
— Stan Lee (@TheRealStanLee) November 11, 2018
- Lee started his career at 17 when his uncle (publisher of Timely Comics ) asked him to fill in for an editors’ job on a temporary basis. That gig eventually changed his life.
- There was also a time when the legend would write ‘antemortem obituaries’ at a news office in New York. He eventually quit the job as it was too “depressing.”
- Did you know that the character of Hulk was supposed to be gray! The iconic character got its green colour after Lee’s printer had some consistency issues.
- Lee loved making cameo appearances in his Marvel Comic films and can be spotted in Daredevil, the Iron Man films and others.
- Not many would know this but Lee’s wife was the behind his slick back mane on the second page of his memoir. “My whole adult life, I’ve never been to a barber,” Lee wrote, adding: “Joanie always cuts my hair.”