It's Stan (The Man) Lee's Birthday... Today!
Happy 88th Birthday To Stan (The Man) Lee!
Uppermost Top Photo: Over the years I've had Stan sign several of my personal collection of Fantastic Four Comics. Here's Stan with FF #5 in the early 1990's!
Top Middle Photo: Stan Lee at a mid 1970's San Diego Comic Con!
Top Lowest Photo: From the 2009 Long Beach Comic Con - LBCC. It was procalimed to be 'Stan Lee Day' in Long Beach, California!
At The Left Hand Side Colum of this blog post: Top Left Photo: Michael D Hamersky (middle of photo with bald head), at the Proclamation during Opening Day at the 2009 LBCC.
Second Photo Down At the Left: The exact moment when Stan cut the Opening Day Ceremonial Ribbon!
Third Photo Down At the Left: Stan Lee Holding my copy of Fantastic Four #3 he had just signed at 1991 SDCC.
Fourth Photo Down At the Left: Stan siging my copies of Fantastic Four #1 & Strange Tales Annual #2.
Fifth Photo Down At the Left: Stan Lee at a special panel at the Comic Con International: San Diego 2009.
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3310:
Tina and I may be on vacation... And I may be using her laptop, that doesn't have all of my photos scanned from the last several decades... But that isn't going to stop me from wishing Stan Lee a 'Happy Birthday', and re-publishing a few here that I have up online already!
That's right... Stan's 88th Birthday is Today, December 28th!
Stan was born 'Stanley Martin Lieber' on this date back in 1922! He was born in the apartment of his Romanian-born Jewish immigrant parents, Celia (née Solomon) and Jack Lieber, at the corner of West 98th Street and West End Avenue in Manhattan, New York.
Stan was one of two sons born to Celia and Jack... Larry Lieber, (who I have also blogged about), kept the Lieber name when breaking into comics.
I don't need to re-post the history of Stan in comics here... As I'm sure those reading this blog post are aware of his achievements! And there is so much of that history covering from the 1940's to current day... But, if you are new to comics... Here's the link to the Wikipedia entry on Stan.
As you can see from the photos re-published here at the header of this blog post... I've been a fan of Stan's for years!
It was because of Journey Into Mystery #72 that I first realized that there were 'real people' creating these comics! (See this archived blog post for details! Plus the two inserted photos at the bottom right of this blog are pics of the cover and a representation illustrated personally for me by Tiina Birgitta Räisänen!)
Thanks again Stan Lee & Jack Kirby for starting me on 'collecting comics', instead of just 'reading comics'! It's because of YOU two that I've had decades of readingand collecting pleasure in this genre!
My best wishes for a Great 88th Birthday, and here's to many more to a Great Man, who is one of the few I've selected for my Thanksgiving Blog Series... "Whom I'm Thankful For...".
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