70-Year Heart Touching Love Story Of Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee

Mina Muzumdar |Nov 13, 2018

In a world full of temptation, Stan Lee and Joan Boocock Lee’s happy married life which lasted for seven decades makes people feel a genuine love and admiration.

More than one year after Stan Lee's wife, Joan Lee, passed away because of a stroke on 6, July 2017, Hollywood and comic fan around the world has left shaken with the death of comics legend Stan Lee. Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee drew his last breath at age of 95. Even though people from all around the world bore a heavy burden of grief, somehow we should be glad that now he reunites with his loved wife in heaven.

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Stan Lee and the fateful day to meet the love of his life

On the Marvel’s 75th anniversary, the legend recounted how he met the love of his life and fell in love with her at first sight.


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And since that adventurous lunch date, the young soldier who just left the army had a chance to met the perfect woman that he had been dreaming of since his childhood.


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However, there is one problem, Joan was a married woman

After Joan’s first love got married to another woman she was deeply hurt. The event led her to a rash and unwise decision to marry a soldier who she just met for 24 hours in 1943, then moved to New York. However, her first marriage was unhappy and loveless. Therefore, when she met Stan, her heart fluttered for Stan Lee once again. And just two weeks later, she divorced to marry Stan.

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On 5 December 1947, just about an hour after the judge granted her divorce, Joan officially take the nuptial vow with Stan Lee in a room next door. At that time, many would have doubted about the couple’s impulsive decision but their love and happy married life for 70 years proved everything, become a model love in Hollywood and the world.

The devoted couple then was blessed with two daughters in 1950 and 1953. However, unfortunately, Stan Lee’s second daughter passed away just 3 days after she was born.

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Joan was Stan Lee’s creative inspiration and his strong motivation

Throughout the Man behind Marvel brilliant career, Lee would never forget the love and support from his wife who shoulder to shoulder overcome the hardest years of his life. After World War II, audiences began turning away from superheroes genre and the industry was dominated by stories of war and romance. And things even worse when there was a growing trend of anti-comics. Depressed with his career, Stan Lee seriously contemplated quitting his job.

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While he was about to give up his creative job, Joan waked him up with encouraging words. “Before you quit, why don’t you write once comic you are proud of?” his wife said to him. And that was the born of Stan Lee’s first famous comic name Fantastic Four. Simply, it also marked a turning point in the writer's career. As Stan Lee stated, his wife Joan is the source of inspiration for him to form the romance between Spiderman and Gwen Stacy.

Not only the woman behind her husband’s success, but Joan also participated in some of Lee project. The animated versions of Iron Man, Fantastic Four and Spider-Man were projects that Joan dubbed. Later, Joan and her husband also appeared in Marvel project in the role of cameo. And every time people have a chance to see the couple in real life, they could an old couple who always express love and affection for each other.


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