Happy 95th birthday, Stan Lee

Stan Lee on a 1971 episode of To Tell The Truth

Dec. 28 is the 95th birthday for Stan Lee, the long-time editor and writer at Marvel Comics. More recently, he has been part of the marketing of Marvel Studios movies.

Stan (born Stanley Martin Lieber) has outlived many of his collaborators, including Jack Kirby, Wally Wood, Gene Colan, Don Heck and John Buscema. Others, including Steve Ditko and John Romita Sr. are hanging in there. Also, Stan’s wife Joan passed away earlier this year.

As the blog has remarked before, Stan’s legacy is a complicated one. He has been depicted as the creator of the Marvel Universe while Kirby, Ditko, et al. did considerable work in devising those stories.

That legacy remains complicated today. There’s plenty of time to analyze that again later. Today? The blog wishes Stan a happy birthday.

With that in mind, here’s one of Stan’s many comic book cameos (along with Joan) in an issue of Daredevil from 1971:

Stan Lee (and his wife Joan) make a cameo in Daredevil No. 79, written by Gerry Conway, drawn by Gene Colan and inked by Tom Palmer

2 Responses

  1. That appearance is quite odd when you don’t realise that the word meanings have changed a lot since 1971…

  2. Wishing the Legendary Stan Lee Happy 95th Birthday, a very Special person who lives his Dreams and Helped a Young Generation from the 60’s and 70’s Believe in them. I for one was a avid reader of ”the incredible Hulk” and ”the amazing Spiderman” Comics. Today Stan Lee’s Comic-Book Visions are on the Silver screen entertaining new Generations of his Legendary Comic-book Heroes. Stan Lee Live Long and Prosper.

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