Be my father Spider-Man, pontoon, Thor, Iron Man, Fantastic 4, Black panther, Avengers and X-Men enough to earn a place of glory in the history of comic books for eternity. But Stan Lee (fans of The Man or The Smilin, smiling) also had a lot more. Of course, a great personality and storyteller, but also a publisher, manager, producer: a central figure not only from the creative point of view, but also the many different aspects that make up the comic strip. His name is related to the miracle that revolutionized the world of paper superheroes in the 60s and today is a world-famous film hero.
Stan Lee, the man who made the super heroes of the people
So this adventure begins a few decades ago. In 1961, Lee, born in New York in 1922, works for a journalist who is one of the comics in the US comics, Martin Guumman's management company. Godman's secular comic strip was indeed one of the Queens of the Market in the 1940s: it was led Captain AmericaThe most timely, most important publications during the war were half a million copies. Then the crisis and the need to renew themselves in competition DC, the waves of moralisation that were directed at many comic books in the postwar period, but also at a time when they changed, and asked for new heroes and new personalities.
Lee and designer in 1961 Jack Kirby (already Co-author of Captain America) creates Fantastic 4. After this wave of success, Lee's next year is offering Spider-Man, this time with designer Steve Ditko. The publishing house is now called Marvel Comics, and the new superhero rain will continue.
It is incredible today to see the list of characters that were born in this period from Lee's imagination and outstanding designer pencils (with which he had a fluctuating relationship between great creative moments and oppressed conversations): Hulk (1962, along with Jack Kirby), Thor (1962, with Kirby and Larry Lieber), Iron Man (1963, Lieber and Don Heck), X-Man (1963, Kirby), Doctor Strange (1963, Ditko), Daredevil (1964, Bill Everett), Black Panther (1966, with Kirby). To distinguish them from the characters in DC, their existence is more human and problematic, as summarized in the happy slogan "Superheroes with Superproblems".
In those years, Marvel, the House of Ideas, represented something new and fresh. Lee was the heart of the beat: not only the creator, but also a great seller, is always looking for new market places. The head of the most important series, editor-in-chief, and for a brief moment, the president was intuitive to create Timely Comics's old characters, updating them to the public and contemporary American society (most notably the return to Captain America's cinemas, the sweetest of the most complex aspects).
Not only that, Lee also created a direct relationship with his audience, thanks to his unequivocal writing of the article and the presentation of stories, his editorials, in response to the reader's questions on the postal pages. Among Marvel fans at that time was also Federico Fellini. Visit to USA to promote Juliet's spirit, the big director visited a publisher at 625 Madison Avenue in New York, where he met with Lee and editors.
The golden moment begins in the late 1960s, when sales in the entire American comic book sector are shrinking. The 70s and 80s are divided between the crisis and the popularity recovery, but since then Stan Lee had been clear that one of the ways that could lead to the rebirth of the superhero genre was television and cinema. Nowadays, the new audience used in computer graphics is not obvious when there was no technological opportunity for a superhero to really believe on a large (or small) screen.
Goodbye Stan Lee, the father of the Marvel superhero
Today, Marvel is no longer just a publishing house, but a group (Marvel Entertainment), which operates in a number of entertainment industries that have gained Disney In 2009, the paper's cinematic revival of superheroes has been around for years. Not everything that has affected Lay in the past decades has turned into gold in the 1960s, and especially in recent years, many reports related to the Spider-Man dad touch not only so much comics or movies, but litigation and related issues related to the management of his image and his inheritance, in addition to his wife Joan's death in 2017 after 70 years of marriage.
Not only his name, but also his face is still very popular thanks to the "play" of the comedy Marvel films. All the fans knew that in any new movie or television adventure his superhero, sooner or later he would have come out. As a postman, bus passenger, hot dog salesman, bartender: small roles and short performances that the viewers were able to find. Another way to tune in to his audience and make pleasure is his myth.