The 100 Greatest Stan Lee Stories Ever Told: #10-7

Last month, Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95. Lee was likely the most famous comic book creator in the history of the medium and he was the Editor-in-Chief for Marvel Comics for a remarkable three decades stint from the Golden Age through the launch of the Marvel Age of Comics. Working with iconic creators like Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita, Joe Maneely, John Buscema, Don Heck, Wallace Wood, Dick Ayers, Gene Colan and many more, Lee either co-plotted and scripted or simply scripted some of the most famous stories in the history of comics. We asked you to vote for your picks for the top comic book stories that Lee either scripted or co-plotted and scripted. Here are the results!

10. "Spider-Man No More!" Amazing Spider-Man #50 (1967)

This comic, by Stan Lee, John Romita and Mike Esposito, is best known for seeing Peter Parker driven nearly mad from all the bad press Spider-Man was getting on TOP of all of Peter's personal problems (like Aunt May being sick...AGAIN). Finally, Peter decides to give up being Spider-Man...

However, after Peter saves the life of an elderly security guard (who bears an uncanny resemblance to an uncle of Peter's), Peter realizes once again that he has too much responsibility to quit doing good...

It is important to note that Uncle Ben has barely even been MENTIONED in Amazing Spider-Man since it started, so bringing Ben in here like this was a huge deal.

This leads to an awesome cliffhanger as Spidey returns and takes the fight to crime!

9. "The Good, The Bad and the Uncanny” Silver Surfer #4 (1968)

Stan Lee, John Buscema and Sal Buscema collaborated on this extra-sized story (Silver Surfer was done as an over-sized comic book series when it launched in 1968) that saw Loki manipulate Silver Surfer into destroying Loki's hated step-brother, Thor. Loki also gave Surfer a power boost to make their battle an epic one and boy did everyone involved deliver...

The classic John Buscema cover showing the Surfer and Thor faced off against each other is probably one of the most iconic covers of the late 1960s at Marvel Comics.

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