Stan Lee, One Of The Oldest Authors In The Comic Book Universe, Turns 95
If we said to a comic book enthusiast, “Do you know Stanley Martin Lieber?”, he would probably be clueless about the name. However, if we mentioned Stan Lee, the look of recognition will just about say it all.
A brief backstory
Stan Lee is almost, if not regarded as a deity in the comic book community, having contributed a wealth of entertaining content to a worldwide readership.
A comic book writer, editor, publisher and not too long ago, film producer, Stan Lee was born 95 years ago in New York City to immigrant parents.
Concerning his career, Lee grew within the ranks of then-budding Marvel Comics, retiring as Chairman of its present status as an expanded corporation in an entertainment property.
He is credited to have co-created comic book characters like Spiderman, Iron Man, Daredevil, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Doctor Strange as well as the Hulk.
Birthday wishes on Twitter
Today, the hashtag #StanLee95, as directed on Stan Lee’s official twitter in commemoration of his 95th birthday, has been on a row all day, in celebration of the Marvel comics legend.
Happy Birthday to the man, the myth, the legend,
the father of some of the greatest comic book superheroes ever made.
Smilin' Stan 'The Man' Lee @TheRealStanLee
From all your fans in the South Pacific. You're the best!#Excelsior
— Jon Bry Shadowheart (@jonbry97) December 28, 2017
A Twitter user @jonbry97 congratulated Stan, tweeting on behalf of Lee’s fans in the South Pacific, and then ending the tweet with Stan’s signature phrase under a hashtag, “Excelsior”.
Then @NerdCoouncil_ sent their wishes over Twitter as well, posting a GIF to go along with it.
— The Nerd Council (@TheNerdCouncil_) December 28, 2017
Thanks to this guy, as a kid I was able to stand up for myself! Thanks STAN LEE! pic.twitter.com/FaLzWWvj0E
— Johnnie Baker (@baker_johnnie) December 28, 2017
Happy Birthday #StanLee95 ???????????????????????????? 95 years young! You still can run rings around all your wonderful superheroes! Best wishes! ✌
— Jayne Clark (@olderdandrt56) December 27, 2017
— cliff Cager (@CagerCliff) December 27, 2017
Happy birthday sir pic.twitter.com/Cd5U7zXQlR
— Durgesh (@me__durgesh) December 28, 2017
Happy birthday ????????. Tbh You should win an award for not only being the best human alive but also being alive.
— Shadowkin0164 (@Shadowkin777) December 28, 2017
Happy birthday Stan Lee! , pic.twitter.com/GvpBoAh00P
— ∅ JMH ∅ (@JackMoonHunter) December 28, 2017
@TheRealStanLee Congratulations, you are a legend! changed the way we see the world! WE LOVE YOU ❤️
— Ju Americo (@jr_merico) December 28, 2017
Happy Birthday to one of the greats to walk this earth! Have a smashing good time! pic.twitter.com/uox2zgkNr7
— Chef Matty (@mbrodebaugh311) December 28, 2017
Happy Birthday to the best and unique creator of happiness!
— DZockerNoldits (@ZokerNY) December 28, 2017
— Jesse Harper (@TheJesseHarper) December 28, 2017
— Dean Martin (@BigDean0) December 28, 2017
— BackintheBronzeAge (@BackintheBronze) December 28, 2017
— Justin Knecht (@Jnomoney00) December 28, 2017
You've always been a major influence on me & was one of the people that got me so intrigued by animation. When I went through very harsh times growing up as a difficult child, classified by mean stereotypical subcultures, I wanted to end myself, killing the source of my facades.
— David J Barksdale (@TamedBark) December 28, 2017
Happy Birthday Sir ... Thank You for making our life awesome by your comics ..
— Mahabir Prasad Sahoo (@MahabirSahoo) December 28, 2017
His best cameos
Beyond the comics, Stan Lee has also appeared in movies and TV shows. Sometimes as himself or as live-action comic book characters a minor role.
In 2014, a video content creation service Watchmojo.com, made a tribute video in honor of the legend, providing a selection of his top-rated cameo appearances in majorly, Marvel-related films.
Going through the selection, Lee has appeared as a mental patient, a mailman, a general, real-life personalities like Larry King in Iron Man 1 and even as himself.
Happy birthday, Stan Lee. Excelsior!