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Marvel Legend Stan Lee on His 'Amazing Fantastic Incredible' Life

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    Stan Lee poses at the premiere of the film "Ant-Man" at The Dolby Theatre on Monday, June 29 in Los Angeles.

    With Stan Lee's 93rd birthday near, the man behind Marvel comics released a comic memoir on his life titled "Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir," NBC News reported. 

    His humble origin story begins in Manhattan during the Great Depression, when he was known as Stanley Martin Lieber.

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    Lee has spent his career creating an entire universe of heroes and villains, and while his creations now are ubiquitous throughout conventions and fan gatherings around the world, there was a time long ago when he was embarrassed to tell people he wrote comics for a living.

    "When I got into comics, they were on the bottom of the cultural totem pole," Lee said.