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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.

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Rich Polk

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

Albert L. Ortega

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

John Shearer

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

Marvel

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?

Charley Gallay

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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