For most, Stan Lee needs no introduction. A brilliant comic book writer, editor, publisher, executive producer and former Marvel Comics President and Chairman, Lee is the Godfather of the modern comic – a genius who, alongside Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, was largely responsible for redefining the genre and co-creating the now canonical Marvel Universe. He was instrumental in the expansion of Marvel Comics into the multimedia empire it is today and the creation of countless household names including Spiderman, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, The Hulk, X-Men, The Avengers, Thor and The Silver Surfer. From humble beginnings growing up in the Bronx, New York, Lee worked several part-time jobs before coming on as an assistant for pulp magazine ‘Timely Comics’, (later to develop into Marvel Comics). Starting from the bottom filling inkwells and erasing pencil marks from finished pages, Stan Lee landed his first big break in 1941 publishing his debut work on Captain America Comics #3, attaining the role of interim editor at the age of 19, and later editor-in-chief and art director until 1972, eventually becoming chairman emeritus.