Stan Lee's singular co-creations include Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, The Avengers, Silver Surfer, and Dr. Strange among many others. Lee, known to millions as the man whose superheroes propelled Marvel Comics to its preeminent position in the comic book industry, first became publisher of Marvel Comics in 1972 and is presently the Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Enterprises, Inc. In 1977, he introduced Spider-Man as a syndicated newspaper strip that went on the become the most successful of all syndicated adventure strips. Spider-Man now appears in more than 500 newspapers worldwide, still written by Lee -- making it the longest running of all superhero strips.
Lee hosted a seminar discussing "Creating Characters for the Ages."