Stan Lee was the most famous American comic book creator who ever lived. Lee was and even after his 2018 death, still is the voice and face of comics, and Marvel Comics in particular. How he got to that place is a story that has never been fully told until now. With creative partners including Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko with whom he had tempestuous relationships Lee created world-famous characters. But Lee's career was haunted by conflict and controversy. Was he the most innovative creator to ever do comics? Was he a lucky no-talent whose only skill was taking credit for others' work? Or was he something else altogether?