This name change would become one of the most well-known on this category.

Stanley Martin Lieber (1922-1941)

He was born to Jewish Romanian immigrants in New York City.

Stan Lee (1941-2018)

Stan Lee: (English) a play on his first name Stanley

He would write this name in his 1941 comic book release after the previous one did poorly using his first real name. It would eventually become his legal name.

Lee would eventually become the executive vice president of Marvel Entertainment. Among his co-creations include Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, and other Marvel superheroes.


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