Stan Lee is the most famous person in the history of comics. His editorial approach to the genre of superheroes created a universe of enduring fictional characters, taking the world of comics to a higher level of entertainment for children and adults, and helped establish the Marvel Comics brand as one of the most successful and famous publishing publishers.
Spider-Man made his debut in the last issue of Amazing Fantasy in 1962. The Amazing Spider-Man series began the following year and helped transform Marvel into the comic giant it is today.
The original Incredible Hulk series was cancelled after only six editions in 1963. Hulk later appeared in The Fantastic Four and The Avengers (as a founding member of that superhero team) and the apparent reluctance to the character became an -incredible- icon of Marvel.
The year 1963 was a good one for Stan Lee and Marvel, as it was the time when Iron Man made his debut in Tales of Suspense (which lasted from 1959 to 1968) as a way to deal with the global battle between capitalism and communism. There is no doubt that the incarnation of Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man in the cinema, placed this character in one of the most beloved of Marvel.
Stan Lee took the god of Nordic mythology named Thor and reinvented him as an incredibly strong Viking-style superhero for the comic book world. His first appearance was in Journey Into Mystery in 1962. Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has also taken the character to a wider audience in counterpart films.
The mystical magician known as Doctor Strange starred in Strange Tales in 1963. The series changed its name in 1968 and since then became a regular Marvel character, even as a member of The New Avengers. Even Stan Lee’s lesser-known creations can dominate the box office, as Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, raised more than $678 billion worldwide.
Black Panther, the first great African superhero, debuted in an edition of Fantastic Four in 1966 and joined the Avengers in 1968.
Ant-Man’s first appearance was in Tales to Astonish in 1962. Several Marvel characters have used this name, including Hank Pym, Scott Lang and Eric O’Grady. Actor Paul Rudd added a comic touch to this character in the Marvel universe movies.
For Deadpool he wanted to make a character who spoke a regular language and character who lived a normal like all of us when he was obviously not in his superhero mode. Watch Stan the man talk about how and why he created this character called Deadpool.