(Stan)ding Ovation

Josiah Royer, Staff Reporter

Stan Lee was born on December 22, 1922, in Manhattan, New York City, in the apartment of his parents. He was the top writer and later publisher of Marvel, died today November 12, 2018. He had many achievements throughout his ninety-five years on this earth. He received the Will Eisner Award in the Hall of Fame in 1994, the Jack Kirby Award in 1995, The Life Career Award in 2002, Bill Finger Award in 2008, the PGA Vanguard Award in 2012, and the Independent Publisher Book Award for Independent Voice in 2017.

Stan led an extraordinary life in his ninety-five years, becoming known for his part in creating well-known super heroes such as Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the Fantastic Four. He made Marvel a household name, and created an empire. In the 1970’s, he challenged the standards of the Comics Code Authority by violating the rule that the comics had to be appropriate for children. The comics written then would have to be sent in and approved by the CCA.

In 1971, the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare asked Stan to do a comic about the dangers of drug abuse, but the CCA didn’t allow it even though drug abuse was portrayed as a negative thing.

All throughout his life, Stan made many astonishing accomplishments, and definitely lived a life worth living. As the creator of several super heroes, he made a mark in the history of entertainment.