“The world has always been a comic book world to me.” — Stan Lee, American Comic Book Writer, Creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man and The Fantastic Four
With “Avengers: Endgame” still smashing box office records and officially becoming the highest-grossing film of all time, theTUNDRA salutes the writer that laid the groundwork for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Stan Lee. After serving in the Army for three years, Lee’s gift for drawing and illustration landed him a job at Atlas Comics, the publishing label that evolved into Marvel Comics. Collaborating with co-writers and artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, the trio put Marvel on the map, creating internationally-known superheroes like Spider-Man, Iron Man and The Fantastic Four. Lee served as Marvel’s primary creative director for two decades until his retirement in the 1990s, though Lee would remain a public figurehead for the company, performing a cameo in every single Marvel Studios movie until his passing in November 2018.