Marvel and comic fans take to social media to honor the 100th birthday of the legendary Stan Lee and the many different characters he created.
Stan Lee fans took to social media to honor the legendary creator’s 100th birthday.
Born on Dec. 28, 1922, Stan Lee is one of the most beloved comic creators of all-time who is known for creating Marvel characters such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and many, many more. While Lee passed away at age 95 in 2018, comic fans and creators took to social media to celebrate the legacy he left for his 100th birthday.
Earlier this month, Marvel shared artwork created by Humberto Ramos which shows Lee surrounded by a number of the characters he made for the House of Ideas. Marvel Entertainment’s Twitter re-shared the image on Dec. 28, 2022, for his birthday, while Lee’s official Twitter account also posted a video of messages fans wrote for Lee’s 100th birthday at 2022’s Los Angeles Comic Con.
DC Is Honoring Stan Lee’s 100th Birthday With a Special Release
While Lee is primarily known for his work at Marvel, he worked with DC to publish a series of Just Imagine books in the early 2000s. Just Imagine was a series of one-shots that took characters such as Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and Shazam and reinvented them into totally different versions of themselves. In celebration of Lee, DC returned to Just Imagine on Dec. 27 when releasing Tales from Earth-6: A Celebration of Stan Lee.
Coming from a huge creative team that includes Mark Waid, Michael Uslan, Jerry Ordway, Kevin Maguire, Lee Weeks and many more, the synopsis for the anthology book reads, “Over 20 years ago, Stan Lee reimagined the entire DC Universe. A criminal turned nocturnal warrior for justice, a champion from the Brazilian Amazon, an intergalactic lawman, and more sprang to existence from Stan’s mind with the help of Michael Uslan. To celebrate the legendary comic book icon’s 100th birthday, dive into 10 new adventures featuring his version of the DC Universe! Batman faces down a villainous new threat, the Choker! Green Lantern digs deep when Nekron arrives to consume the World Tree! The Justice League teams up with a familiar face in order to save the day! Shazam ventures into a top-secret facility to face off against a mind-blowing (and brain-burgling) enemy! The Flash uses her time-bending speed abilities to attempt to reverse the tragedies of her past, but may rob herself of her powers in the process! Chaos ensues when Wonder Woman becomes the editor of the National Exposer!”