From the Stan Lee Foundation:
Stan Lee is considered by many to be the godfather of the comic book industry. His career in comic books spans more than 60 years, but has always been defined by his dedication to the written word and commitment to excellence in the literary arts. His passion for teaching and sharing his craft is legendary, and has spawned hundreds if not thousands of gifted writers and artists who have touched the lives of millions throughout the world.
Stan Lee Master of the Universe.