Stan Lee created more than 300 characters in the Marvel universe during his time with the company, but which characters are the best of the best?
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.
His contributions to the comic book industry have had a significant impact on popular culture and have inspired countless generations of fans and creators alike. His legacy as a pioneer of the superhero genre will endure for years to come as will the characters his genius gifted the world with over his years with Marvel.
When looking back, there are always going to be some characters that stand out more than others. Because of his impact on Marvel, it’s also easy to assume he was behind most of the franchise’s biggest characters and it’s true that he did, in fact, help to create some of the most beloved characters in Marvel Comics history.
In a career that spanned more than five decades, he brought more than 300 characters to life. And we’re going to cut this down to 17 in looking at the best Marvel characters Lee created during his illustrious run at Marvel!