The Year of Stan Lee

Stan Lee is undoubtedly one of the most important creative icons of the last century. His accomplishments are virtually unparalleled in modern popular culture, particularly when examining his entire career (beginning in the late 1930s and carrying through to the present).

Begin making a list of comparable artists and pop culture icons and you may have trouble finding a dozen like Lee over the last 100 years. Working across parts or all of nine decades, Lee’s longevity alone places him in rare air.

Simply gauged: Lee’s influence on popular culture touches most Americans on a daily basis.

 Image of the Stan Lee Collectibles Booth at the Cincinnati Comic Expo, September 24, 2016

Image of the Stan Lee Collectibles Booth at the Cincinnati Comic Expo, September 24, 2016

To commemorate Lee and his significance as a contemporary pop culture icon, I am dedicating this blog to chronicling his life, career, successes, and challenges. Beginning with Lee’s 94th birthday on December 28, 2016, and running for at least the following year, I will bring readers highlights from the amazing, stupendous, and MARVEL-ous career of Stan “the Man” Lee.

My hope is that by examining Lee’s incredible life and work that readers will gain a more complete picture, as well as greater insight into why Lee’s career has been so important.

So, as Stan might say: “Excelsior!” Here’s to a fun ride… ‘Nuff said…