Comics on Stamps: Stan Lee

Comics on Stamps: Stan Lee

He is Stan Lee. He created or co-created many Marvel characters including Spider-Man, Iron Man, X-Man, The Fantastic Four, The Hulk, Thor, Doctor Strange, Nick Fury, Daredevil, Black Panther, Hawkeye, Ant-Man. This is his story.


Stan Lee on Comic Books

“Comic books to me are fairy tales for grown-ups.”

“Comics are stories; they’re like novels or anything else. So the first thing you have to do is become a good storyteller.”

“I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic-book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realize: entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you’re able to entertain people, you’re doing a good thing.”


Marvel Comics Superheroes

Copyright© 2007 USPS. All Rights Reserved.

USA – Marvel Comics Super Heroes


Denomination – 41 cents

Motifs –

Spider-Man, The Hulk, Sub-Mariner, The thing, Captain America,

Silver Surfer, Spider-Woman, Iron Man, Elektra, Wolverine,

The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Prince Namor, The Sub-Mariner, The Fantastic Four, Captain America,

The Silver Surfer, The Spider-Woman, The Invincible Iron Man, Elektra, The X-Men


Stan Lee on Reading

“Reading is very good. And you can quote me!”

“The more you read, the better you’re going to become as a storyteller.”

“The only advice anybody can give is, if you wanna be a writer, keep writing. And read all you can, read everything.”

“When I was a kid, I loved reading Sherlock Holmes. Now, you don’t think of him as a superhero, but he was so damn much smarter than anybody else.”

“You can read a Shakespeare play, but does that mean you wouldn’t want to see it on the stage?”



“I’ve been very lucky. All I wanted was to pay the rent. Then these characters took off and suddenly there were Hulk coffee mugs and Iron Man lunch-boxes and The Avengers sweatshirts everywhere. Money’s okay, but what I really like is working.”


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