Stan Lee: The Greatest Characters
An amazingly abridged list of the best characters co-created by Stan Lee.
Face front, True Believers, and recognize this marvelous multitude of characters, the most bombastic co-creations of the late, great Stan “The Man” Lee…
Spider-Man – The wisecracking everyman with the amazing powers of a spider and the weight of the world on his shoulders.
Mr. Fantastic – The brainiac leader of the Fantastic Four whose heart and limbs stretch to encompass his family and with them protects and defends entire worlds.
The Thing – The monster with a heart of pure gold and the strength to not only bring evil to heel, but to persevere past his own misfortune.
The Invisible Woman – The welcoming soul of the Fantastic Four who turns transparent at will yet presents an unmovable blockade to those who threaten her loved ones.
The Human Torch – The hotheaded young man whose fiery form lights up the night to guide the innocent to shelter and criminals to justice.
The Hulk – The green giant whose wish for peace and tranquility never stands in the way of smashing injustice wherever he finds it.
Doctor Doom – The scarred despot who hides behind an iron mask but declares open hostility on anyone who dares stand in his path to total domination.
Thor – The thunder god of the ancient world who walks in modern times and swings his hammer to bring a storm down upon evil.
Loki – Brother to Thor and the master of mischief whose words may mystify, motivate, mangle, malign, or marvel… depending on the trickster’s whims.
Ant-Man – The diminutive hero who talks to insects and brings big change.
The Wasp – The tiny titan with the big sting who played a big role in creating the Avengers.
Iron Man – The handsome industrialist with the invincible suit of iron and enough brains and bravado to engage entire armies.
Daredevil – The Man Without Fear whose moral guidance and amazing abilities help others see the light.
Black Panther – The champion of a technologically advanced nation whose great courage, strength, and wisdom benefits the world.
Mary Jane Watson – The hip, happenin’ redhead who changed Spider-Man’s life forever and for the better.
Gwen Stacy – Peter Parker’s first true love and the source of his greatest tragedy.
Rick Jones – The ultimate sidekick who befriends behemoths and crimebusters alike and who never, ever backs down from a fight.
The Watcher – The silent sentinel with a mission to observe and always omit himself from interfering…most times.
Doctor Octopus – The nuclear scientist whose eight arms ache to break his eternal nemesis Spider-Man once and for all.
Doctor Strange – Earth’s masterful maven of magic and the last, best defense against things that go bump in the night.
Professor X – The mysterious man in the wheelchair whose mutant pupils struggle to find their place in a world that fears them.
Cyclops – The upright young leader of the X-Men and possessor of deadly laser-like vision.
Marvel Girl – The girl with the psychic gifts and the heart of the X-Men.
Beast – The agile athlete whose simian appearance hides the mind of a genius.
Angel – The high-flying mutant with heavenly wings and a soaring spirit.
Iceman – The chilly young snowman with an icy exterior and a warm sense of humor.
Magneto – The mutant master of magnetism whose own plan for his kind stands in direct opposition of Professor X’s.
The Mandarin – The wielder of the ten rings of power and the fly in the ointment to a weary Iron Man.
Scarlet Witch – The heroine of the hex who turned against Magneto to stand with the Avengers.
Quicksilver – The lightning-fast mutant whose sense of speed is only exceeded by his wealth of attitude.
Black Widow – The Russian spy who came in from the cold and turned her trade to fighting wrongdoers rather than acting as one.
The Green Goblin – The cackling criminal who strikes from out of nowhere to catch his foe Spider-Man at his weakest moments.
Hawkeye – The amazing archer with the talent for hitting the target.
Nick Fury – The unvanquished veteran who valiantly leads America’s foremost espionage organization.
Galactus – The cosmic world-devourer who challenged the Fantastic Four for the fate of the entire Earth.
The Silver Surfer – The stoic, silvery spaceman who betrayed his master Galactus to save an entire planet and its people.
Kingpin – The giant of organized crime whose schemes and dreams earned the enmity of an army of Super Heroes.
Captain Marvel – The spaceborne soldier who championed Earth against alien invaders.
Falcon – The fighting fury equally at home in the sky as he is on the mean streets of the city.
She-Hulk – The emerald-hued Avenger with the same super-strength of her cousin and the rage to go with it.