Stan Lee was born on the 28th of December 1922 in New York City, New York. He is a comic book writer, editor, publisher, and the former president of Marvel Comics. Over the course of his career, he created Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, and the X-Men among other characters through his collaborations with other artists. Many of his creations have spawned large film and TV franchises and have legions of fans worldwide. He received a National Medal of Arts in 2008.