"I went down and got them their lunch I did proofreading I erased the pencils from the finiStan Leed pages for them". In 2008 Lee wrote humorous captions for the political fumetti book Stan Lee Presents Election Daze: What Are They Really Saying?. With Kirby primarily Lee created the Hulk Iron Man Thor and the X-Men; with Bill Everett Daredevil; and with Steve Ditko Doctor Strange and Marvel's most successful character Spider-Man all of whom lived in a thoroughly shared universe.
In collaboration with several artists most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko he co-created Spider-Man the Hulk the X-Men the Fantastic Four Iron Man Thor and many other fictional characters introducing complex naturalistic characters and a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books. He was inducted into the comic book industry's The Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995.