If any one man could be identified as the face of Marvel Comics, that man is Stan Lee. Former writer and Editor-in Chief of Marvel, Lee is responsible for co-creating the vast majority of Marvel’s amazing roster of characters. Along with artists, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Lee and Marvel are responsible for a comic book industry revolution that exploded in the 1960s.
Lee has co-creation credit for the likes of; The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man, Daredevil, Thor, Doctor Strange, the X-Men and his most famous and recognizable creation, Spider-Man. Lee has won countless awards for his contribution to literary fiction and the comic book industry as a whole. Stan Lee is best known these day for his countless cameo appearances in movies based on Marvel properties, having appeared in nearly every single adaptation of his work since 2000’s X-Men. Lee has already filmed all his cameos for films set for release throughout 2017.
As of 2009, Marvel Entertainment has been a part of Disney, and now they have decided to find a way pay tribute to Lee’s 75th year with the company. In a post on Stan Lee’s Facebook page, the comic book icon uploaded a photo of Disney CEO Bob Iger presenting him with a bronze statuette depicting Spider-Man and Micky Mouse.