28 December 2012 4:39 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Spider-Man. Hulk. Iron Man. Thor. X-Men. Fantastic Four. The Avengers! The man who created or co-created all these legendary Marvel Comics superheroes – and pretty much helped to shape the comic books we love today -- turns 90 years young today. Happy Birthday, Stan Lee!

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Born Stanley Lieber on December 28, 1922 and raised in the Bronx, NY, Lee started out as a comics proofreader before he and creative partner Jack Kirby started to conjure up epic superheroes for Timely Comics in New York, which would evolve into Marvel Comics by the 1960s.

Tasked with creating a team of superheroes in the late '50s to compete with the likes of DC Comics' Justice League of America (comprised of Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and more), Lee first envisioned The Fantastic Four – a group of everyday people who were vaulted into the superhero arena with a little help from a massive dose of Gamma Rays, but »

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