When most people hear the word “comic books,” Stan Lee is likely the first person to enter their minds. A staple of the comic industry for an astounding 75 years, he’s credited for establishing the legitimacy of comics as popular entertainment while creating some of the most iconic characters and teams to ever grace pop culture. Though he is better known for his superhero work, Stan Lee has also had a considerable influence on horror comics as well, thanks to his myriad Steve Ditko-illustrated, often surreal contributions to the likes of STRANGE TALES, TALES OF SUSPENSE and TALES TO ASTONISH and early work in MYSTIC and MENACE. What’s more, he was one of the first creators to add human morality to the creatures that go bump in the night. His desire to create interesting stories and relatable characters helped power what we know as horror today.
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