Man Who Shaped Million Childhood: STAN LEE, Died On Monday
MAN WHO CREATED MARVEL UNIVERSE: STAN LEE DIED LEAVING A LEGACY BEHIND
The man who introduced the world to the Marvel Universe died on Monday. We all have grown up watching X-Men, Iron Man, Avengers, Spiderman and much more. Action heroes, who have been idols in our lives, given us hopes and dreams have one man behind.And the mind behind this was Stan Lee. He was a superhero in himself.
Born in 1922 in NYC. He have always enjoyed writing and dreaming of making something great. After graduating from high school he became an assistant in the TIMELY COMICS. This is where a journey which affected a million lives got kicked. He went to join US army in 1942.
As a member of signal corps he was transferred to the training film division, where he worked writing manuals, slogans and cartooning.
In the mid 50s he wrote stories in various genres. While fed up with no positive response he once thought of quitting this line. How different the world would have been if he would have taken that decision.
He then went to worked with DC Comics along with artist jack Kirby before coming with their first superheroes FANTASTIC FOUR.
This was first step before creating X MEN, SPIDERMAN, IRON MAN, THOR, HULK. He was a brilliant in his own terms. It was afterwards that Marvel Comics bring a new era in comics world and than in films. At present Marvel Universe worth billions. Give a thought what would have happen if he would have given up at his low point in his life.
He lived an ordinary life in a extraordinary way.
There will never be another Stan Lee,” said Chris evans who played Steve Rogers in Captain America.
What happened next is the subject of some dispute. According to Lee, Goodman noticed that a rival comic featuring a team of superheroes was selling well and asked him to come up with another. Writing in 1974, Lee recalled wanting to do “something different – something special”. This was “what the marketplace required”,
But Kirby remembered the creation of the Fantastic Four very differently. Speaking to the Comics Journal in 1989, Kirby claimed he came up with the idea himself, insisting that “Lee and I never collaborated on anything … I used to write the stories just like I always did.” By 1970, Kirby said he’d had a “gut-full of Marvel”, and left for DC Comics. His family won a multimillion dollar settlement from Marvel in 2014, after which Kirby and Lee were credited as co-creators.
There is, however, little dispute that the Fantastic Four launched comics into new territory. Readers bought editions in droves, and over the following years Marvel published hundreds of characters co-created by Lee, including Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange and the Silver Surfer. With so many stories running at the same time, Lee began letting the characters from one title crop up in others, creating a fictional universe for readers to explore – and one that made readers buy multiple series to get the whole story.
After spending more than three decades writing scripts every day, Lee took on a new role as publisher of Marvel Comics in 1972. Setting his sights on the wider world, he took Marvel characters into newspaper strips, published a series of books recounting his version of Marvel’s early years and teamed up with Kirby for the last time in 1978 to produce a graphic novel featuring the Silver Surfer. Lee relished his role as the company’s public face, becoming a fixture on the convention scene as the wisecracking, grand old man of the comics industry.
In 1980, he moved to Los Angeles, hoping to launch his creations into TV and film. Over the next two decades, while Lee struggled to get projects off the ground, cinematic superheroes remained in thrall to rival comics powerhouse DC, with a string of adaptations featuring Superman and Batman finding favour at the box office.
A 1990 adaptation of Captain America went straight to video, while a low-budget 1994 version of the Fantastic Four was never released. But in 2000 Bryan Singer’s blockbuster version of X-Men, starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Halle Berry, set the template for success – complete with a cameo for Lee as a hot-dog salesman – and the Marvel Universe became a summer fixture in multiplexes across the world. These films – from Iron Man (2008) to Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) – have made a combined $17.6bn (£13.6bn) at the box office.
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