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Excelsior! 5 Fake Facts About Stan Lee That Fans Actually Believed

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What Stan Lee has done for comic books is unrepayable. With a plethora of beloved characters, he turned Marvel Comics into a billion-dollar enterprise. While his accomplishments are available for the world to see, some fake news about him seemed to take center stage. We look at five fake things that fans took as the truth.

Just A Writer, Folks

It’s pretty hard to not associate Marvel Comics with Stan Lee. Many people assumed the New Yorker actually founded the comic book company. That’s simply not true. Years before Lee arrived, Marvel Comics got its start as Timely Comics. In 1961, it was changed to Marvel by founder, Martin Goodman.

Friendly Rivals

With his Marvel loyalty, many fans believe that Lee never worked for rival company, DC Comics. In 2001, he wrote the DC series Just Imagine, which is reminiscent of Marvel’s What If series. This series lasted for 13 issues. A few years later, he returned to DC for DC Comics Presents: Superman #1.

Creator Of Worlds

Stan Lee didn’t create every single character in the Marvel Universe. He has co-created iconic characters such as Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Iron Man. Unfortunately, Lee has been taking sole responsibility for these characters existing in the books. Collaborators such as Steve Ditko and Larry Lieber aren’t that thrilled.

He Looks Familiar

Lee didn’t start doing Marvel film cameos with 2000’s X-Men. He made his first ever cameo appearance for a Marvel film in 1989’s The Trial of the Incredible Hulk. In that movie, he portrayed a member of the jury. That wasn’t even his first film appearance. In 1973, he made a cameo appearance in the 1973 French comedy, L’An 01.

What’s In A Name?

Stan Lee sounds like an awesome name, but unfortunately, that’s not his real one. His birth name is  Stanley Martin Lieber. Like many celebrities out there, he decided to get work under a different name. In 1941, he used the name Stan Lee in his comic book debut. Years later, he made that name legal.

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Popular Celebrities Who’ve Owned Sports Teams And You Probably Didn’t Even Know It

When you are a celebrity and racking in multi million dollar paychecks, you get the luxury of deciding where you spend your hard earned cash. And for those celebrities who have always been die-hard sports fans, that choice is often pretty easy.
From hitting proverbial home runs in their careers, to financing their own sports teams that are hitting it out of the park, celebrities who own athletics teams have always been par for the course in Hollywood. Take a look at some of the surprising celebrities have owned their craft along with owning some of their (and our) all-time favorite sports teams.

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‘Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake’ Set For A 2020 Release?

Horror game fans simply can't get enough of the Resident Evil 2 remake. Developed by Capcom, the game reunites you with Leon and Claire with a fresh new coat of paint. Now, another game in the franchise is looking to get the same treatment. A Nemesis For Us All There are talks of a Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake being...

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Neverland Ranch is Back On The Market: Take A Look Around the Amusement Park

Situated in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Monica, California, the almost 3,000 acre plot of land upon which Neverland Ranch was constructed has recently been placed back on the market. Nowadays, the one-time residence of international pop sensation Michael Jackson is going by a new name: Sycamore Valley Ranch. Much of the estate is as it was during the 15 years Jackson called it his home, except for a few glaring differences – namely, the removal of the fun-fair rides that gave the home its whimsical name Neverland Ranch. The very last vestiges of where the carousel once spun are still visible as you go through the grounds. Read on for an in-depth view of the ranch.

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