Stan Lee Turns 90, Terrible Photography Secret Revealed

Stan Lee, what are you doing?! As Buzzfeed looked back at Lee’s life, a dark truth emerged.

1. Stan Lee, born Stanley Martin Lieber, loved to smile in photos.

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2. Even at age 10, Lee (left) had an adorable grin.

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3. In 1942, he joined the Army to create manuals and slogans. And smile in his dapper uniform.

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4. By 1947, he married the beautiful Joan Clayton Boocock, another reason to smile.

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5. And settled down to work at Atlas Comics, or as it is now known, Marvel. Which was serious business.

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6. By 1968, Marvel was booming, as was Lee’s facial hair. The smile returned.

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7. And in 1975, the mustache had evolved into its trademark look, sans beard. However…

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8. 1975 was a dark year. The year Stan discovered…duck face.

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9. Now you can’t unsee it.

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10. It’s everywhere.

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11. But we forgive him because he also posed for photos like this.

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12. And this. Bless him.

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13. Happy birthday, Stan Lee!

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