20 best Marvel characters created by Stan Lee

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Best Marvel characters created by Stan Lee

During his legendary life, Stan Lee had a hand in creating some of the greatest characters known to man. Some of these have been villains and others have been the heroes of the story.

When looking back, there are always going to be some characters that stand out more than others. One thing that is important is to make sure I pick the characters that Stan Lee was the master behind. After all, there are many Marvel characters that he didn’t have the creative involvement in.

This means there’s no Captain America on this list. That’s right! Stan Lee was still grabbing coffee and sandwiches for the Marvel team when Steve Rogers’ character was initially created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.

You may also be surprised to hear that The Punisher and Wolverine were never created by the legend. No Deadpool, either!

So, if he didn’t create them, who did he create? Who could possibly make this Marvel list.

Well, in a career that spans more than five decades, he’s brought more than 300 characters to life. And I’m going to cut this down to 20! There are villains, heroes, antiheroes, and romantic interests that make it to this list. Will your favorites be on here? Wish me luck as I count them down.

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