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Marvel

Born: New York, USA (1922)
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, the late Stan Lee was 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.”

In November 2018, fans of all ages across the world united to mourn the passing of Stan Lee. As the mastermind behind some of the most popular characters ever to grace the pages of Marvel comics, the 95-year-old was as much a legend to the generations he inspired as the superheroes whose trials and triumphs he crafted on his trusty typewriter.

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AVAILABLE NOW: JC Lee Marvel Superheroes Unique Monoprints

Stan Lee’s world-famous creations are celebrated in this exclusive collection of classic comic book covers, hand-signed by his daughter in his memory.

‘Heroes made human’: Entertainment Weekly celebrates Marvel legend Stan Lee

The Marvel mastermind's own story is captured in a special commemorative edition of the best-selling American magazine. Join us as we take a deeper look into the life of the man who changed the comic book industry forever.

Magazines and brochures

Marvel | Marvel Superheroes

This year marks the 80th anniversary of Marvel Comics, and the first year without the great Stan Lee at its helm. In honour of the artist who gave a voice to classic characters such as Captain America, Iron Man and Wolverine, we present to you this commemorative edition of Marvel Superheroes. Hand-signed by the comic book legend himself, this selection of six front covers is a touching tribute to the man who became a hero in his own right. 

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.

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