Stan Lee, Marvel Comics Superhero Visionary, Dead At 95

12 November, 2018, 22:43 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • Legendary Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee has died

As a top writer and later publisher at Marvel Comics, Lee was widely considered the architect of the contemporary comic book and revived the industry in the 1960s by mixing the costumes and action with deep characters and thoughtful storylines for a mixture of fantasy and reality.

Lee received a National Medal of Arts in 2008.

Lee's career began in 1939 when he was an assistant at Timely Comics, which would eventually develop into Marvel Comics.

He's credited with creating or co-creating Black Panther, Spider-Man, X-Men, The Mighty Thor, Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, Ant-Man and other characters.

The first big-budget movie based on Lee's characters, X-Men, was a smash in 2000, earning more than US$130 million at North American theatres.

Stanley Martin Lieber was born December 28, 1922, in NY.

"One day I said, 'This is insane, '" Lee told the Guardian in 1979.


"I think everybody loves things that are bigger than life". He moved up from fetching lunches and other menial tasks to writing his first comic book text in 1941's Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge.

He was was formerly editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics and later its publisher and chairman before leaving the company to become its chairman emeritus, as well as a member of the editorial board.

Stan Lee tweeted just yesterday, with the below message.

Lee scripted most of Marvel's superhero comics himself during the '60s, including the Avengers and the X-Men, two of the most enduring. "We're told that's where he died".

Stanley Martin Lieber, known to true believers all over the world as Stan Lee, had died. As he explained to iO9, "I used to have a lot of expressions that I would end my comic book columns with: 'Hang Loose, ' 'Face Front, ' 'Nuff Said.' And I found that the competition was always imitating them and using them". "That's the reason I have to wear eyeglasses now - I'm going blind reading them all, but it's well worth it". That's where 'Excelsior!' came from. In the years between, Lee headed to Los Angeles to help develop Marvel projects for the screen, for which he would serve as executive producer and provide frequent cameos. Though his name was behind some of our most beloved superheroes, many younger fans knew Lee's face because he appeared in every single Marvel film from 1989 to 2018.

He made cameo appearances in all of the Marvel movies. "It ought to be written like this.' 'Well, go ahead and change it!' They didn't care!"

While Lee's wife Joan sadly passed away in 2017, he is survived by his daughter Joan Celia Lee.

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