Legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, has died at the age of 95 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The world of comics and pop culture mourns him today. Many people, including his Marvel family has expressed their thoughts about his passing on social media:
There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!!
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 12, 2018
We’ve lost a creative genius. Stan Lee was a pioneering force in the superhero universe. I’m proud to have been a small part of his legacy and …. to have helped bring one of his characters to life. #StanLee #Wolverine pic.twitter.com/iOdefi7iYz
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 12, 2018
Thank you Stan Lee for making people who feel different realize they are special.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) November 12, 2018
Stan Lee. A gentleman and a genius. It was an honor to be a small part of his universe. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/iZNtQRRqKD
— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) November 12, 2018
I was first interviewed for Stan Lee’s obituary about 20 years ago. I was happy he defied the reaper and carried on. With Stan gone, an era really does come to an end. He was the happy huckster that comics needed. And he really did alliterate like that when you talked to him.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) November 12, 2018
— Jim Lee (@JimLee) November 12, 2018
Stan Lee’s colourful creations during his lifetime made him loved by fans all over the world. He created and co-created some of the most intriguing storylines and iconic characters that we’ve come to love including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Panther, Thor, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Ant-Man among other countless characters.
Stan Lee, born Stanley Martin Lieber joined the business in 1939 as an assistant at newly-established Timely Comics and joined the army in early-1942, serving as a member of the signal corps, repairing communications equipment. He was soon transferred to the Training Film Division and worked on writing manuals, training films, slogans and cartooning.
By the 1960s, Timely had evolved into Marvel Comics and the creative collaborations between Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and others managed to catapult Marvel into the minds of the young boys and girls.
From the Incredible Hulk TV series from the 70s, to Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, X-Men franchises and to the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe and TV series, the company that Lee built from pen and paper grew into what it is today. We wonder, how can anyone watch a Marvel film without Stan Lee’s cameo?
Thank you, Stan Lee, for making the world more colourful and hopeful. Excelsior!
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