16 Reasons Why We Love Stan Lee

The architect of our childhood turns 91 today. Here’s why we can’t get enough of him.

1. He basically co-authored our entire childhood.

Spider-Man, The X-Men, The Avengers, Fantastic Four and more. Stan Lee (with Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and others) created the most popular characters in the Marvel Universe.

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2. He’s been rocking the “mustache / tinted glasses / grey temples” thing for almost 40 years.

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Lee in 1975

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3. He’s an American patriot.

Lee served in the Army during WWII. His designation was “playwright” - one of only nine troops with that designation.

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4. And a devoted family man.

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5. He’s even cut a few records in his day.

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Listen to this delightfully awkward recording of Stan and the rest of the Marvel Bullpen in 1965.

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6. And was doing duckface before anyone else.

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7. He’s the only comics writer with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Take THAT, Robert Kirkman.

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8. And the only comics writer that has fans cosplay as him.

Kid Stan FTW.

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9. He’s a master of parkour.

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10. No, seriously. He’s a master of parkour.

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11. He’s the king of cameos.

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15. But that’s probably because he’s really Uatu The Watcher.

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16. Either way, let’s get the man an award.

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17. Or at least his own cologne.

What does it smell like? A legend.

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18. He’s basically besties with RDJ.

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19. And Chuck Norris

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20. And KISS.

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21. But through it all, he’s not afraid to show his sensitive side.

Hear the story behind this photo here.

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22. And at age 91, he’s showing no signs of slowing down.

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23. Happy Birthday to Stan The Man. Tweet your birthday wishes @therealstanlee.

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Nuff said!

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