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Marvel

Born: New York, USA
Lives and works: Hollywood Hills, USA
Education: DeWitt Clinton High School
Awards: National Medal of Arts (2008)
“It’s always great when people come up to me and mention how much they like the characters I’ve created.”

Often credited with transforming the industry forever, Stan Lee is an American comic book writer, editor and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.

Inspiration

In collaboration with noted artists - including Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko - Stan co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the Silver Surfer, the Avengers and many other fictional characters.

He pioneered and advocated the use of comic books to comment on social issues such as bigotry, injustice and discrimination. As a result, Stan’s Marvel Revolution extended beyond the characters and storylines to engage with the audience and create a community between the readers and creators. In 1984, Stan was awarded the National Medal of Arts by the United States Congress - the highest honour awarded to an individual artist in the USA.

In an interview with the Radio Times, Stan said: “It’s always great when people come up to me and mention how much they like the characters I’ve created. It’s a great feeling to hear that.”

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From the blog

Honouring Stan Lee

Following the sad loss of Marvel’s Chairman Emeritus last year, we are privileged to announce the commemorative new edition of Marvel Superheroes.

Intergalactic art: Star Wars by Marvel

From Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia to R2-D2 and Darth Vader, celebrate all of your favourite Star Wars with our truly out-of-this-world Marvel release.

Magazines and brochures

Fine Art Collector | Autumn 2016

This season's issue includes a unique insight into our artists' and their studios, an exclusive interview with Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute® and - of course - a first look at all our autumn 2016 releases.

Marvel | Superheroes The Incredible Hulk

We are proud to present Marvel Superheroes: The Incredible Hulk. These 10 classic Marvel covers are hand-signed by both Stan Lee and Lou Ferrigno − star of the classic CBS TV series, The Incredible Hulk.

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