Stan Lee: Marvel Comics legend dies aged 95

Posted November 14, 2018

Lee died at the age of 95 on Monday in Los Angeles.

Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionised pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spiderman and The Hulk who now dominate the world's movie screens, has died. With Bill Everett, he penned the first pages occupied by Daredevil, and with Steve Ditko, he introduced readers to Doctor Strange and Spider-Man.

Disney's Marvel Studios, which created a cinematic universe based on Lee's creations, has had 20 straight No. 1 openings at the box office.

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If you consider yourself a fan of superhero films or movies - no matter which universe they take place in - you have probably heard of Stan Lee. Stan Lee's childhood was marked by the Great Depression.

In his later years, Lee suffered from numerous medical and legal issues.

Evans tweeted: "For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy".

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DC Publisher Dan DiDio said: "Without Stan Lee's fertile and creative mind, endless energy and work ethic, comic books would have been completely different from what we know and enjoy today". Stan Lee was the creator of X-Men, Spider-Man, the Avengers, Black Panther and several other superhero movies.

Even stars who aren't tied to the MCU gathered to pay their respects, with Seth Rogen, musician Gene Simmons, and TV presenter Piers Morgan all posting on Twitter to mourn Stan's passing. "So, Stan, typically we try to get him out - he doesn't love to fly - so we try to get him out for his cameos around the same time", Joe said to BBC Radio's The Afternoon Show in April 2018 (per Just Jared). Rest in peace, Stan Lee. Thank you for inspiring me to think and dream big. He is survived by his brother Larry Lieber and his daughter J.C.

It's no exaggeration to say that the current Hollywood landscape, not to mention fandom at large, would be unrecognizable today if it weren't for Lee.

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