100 years of Stan Lee: How the comic book king challenged prejudice

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December 28 2022 marks 100 years since the birth of the world’s most famous comic book writer: the late Stan Lee. The 1960s were Stan Lee’s most astonishing decade, during which he came up with ideas and scripts for the first appearances of such heroes as the original X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Black Panther, Daredevil and Doctor Strange.

This extraordinary purple patch elevates Lee as one of the architects of modern pop culture. The Marvel method of writing comics (where artists plot the story of a comic and the layout of the pages based on a collaborative approach between artist and scriptwriter) enabled him to script several hundred comics in the 1960s.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2022


  • Marvel
  • Comics
  • Spider-Man
  • Stan Lee
  • Black Panther
  • The Hulk
  • X-Men
  • Jewish identity


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