Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Lee, Stan

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(1922-2018) US Comic-book writer and executive, whose ebullient approach to comics editing had a profound effect on the remarkable popularity of Marvel Comics. Born Stanley Lieber, he changed his name and began to establish himself in comics before WWII, joining Timely Comics Inc (eventually renamed Marvel in 1963). He served as editor 1942-1972 and publisher and editorial director from 1972. His professional life has been intimately bound up with the fortunes of that company (see Marvel Comics). [RT]

Stan Lee


This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.