Happy 91st Birthday Stan Lee

If you have no idea who Stan Lee is … well, you can stop reading now … that’s OK.

On the other hand, if you do know who is he, then you will know that he is now 91 and still rolling as he always did … (yes, OK, my inner geek is popping out and taking me in a completely different direction today).

If you are still wondering “Who? … then I guess I better explain. He is essentially (perhaps) the prime architect of your entire childhood and all the dreams associated with it.


OK, I’ll spell it out a bit … he is a comic book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor, voice actor and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, or to put all that another way, he invented and dreamed up  Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic FourIron ManThorX-Men, and many others, and so here is the man himself …


Oh and least you wonder, he is also a rather decent human being as well. He started the Stan Lee Foundation with a focus on literacy, education and the arts. Its stated goals include supporting programs and ideas that improve access to literacy resources, as well as promoting diversity, national literacy, culture and the arts.

He also has a wonderful sense of humor and enjoys the various cameos and will often, in a rather Hitchcock style, pop up in the various Marvel movies. For example …


2000X-MenHotdog Stand VendorCameo
2002Spider-ManMan Saving GirlCameo
2003DaredevilMan Crossing StreetCameo
HulkSecurity GuardCameo
2004Spider-Man 2Man Saving Innocent PersonCameo
Comic Book: The MovieHimselfCameo
2005Fantastic FourWillie LumpkinCameo
2006X-Men: The Last StandWaterhose ManCameo
2007Spider-Man 3Man in Times SquareCameo
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver SurferHimselfCameo
2008Iron ManHimself (Hugh Hefner)Cameo
The Incredible HulkHapless CitizenCameo
2010Iron Man 2Himself (Larry King)Cameo
2011ThorPickup Truck DriverCameo
Captain America: The First AvengerGeneralCameo
2012The AvengersRandom CitizenCameo
The Amazing Spider-ManLibrarianCameo
2013Iron Man 3Beauty Pageant JudgeCameo
2013Thor: The Dark WorldMental ward patient (credited as “Himself”)Cameo

Oh OK, one final question might also pop up (in the context of my blog) … Is he a theist? … in a word Nope.

So anyway, if you happen to find yourself with a glass of something at sometime in the next day or two, then do take a moment to raise it quietly and salute the author of your childhood dreams, and wish him a happy, but slightly belated, 91st birthday.



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