Creator of Marvel and Other Superheroes, Stan Lee Dies aged 95

Stan Lee

The legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee has died at the age of 95. He was also known to have created Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Panther, X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, and The Fantastic four in the super hero world of Marvel Comics.

In a statement by Walt Disney chief executive, Bob Iger has said,

Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created. A super hero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, and to connect. The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart.

Stan Lee was key in the ascension of Marvel into a comic book titan back in the 60’s. He worked in collaboration with artist like Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby to create superheroes to enthrall generations of comic book readers.

He first began with The Fantastic Four, following up with many other superheroes that we are so familiar with in the Marvel universe.

Responding to the news, many actors who have worked in the Marvel movies as superheroes themselves have poured in with their own words:

A joint statement by Marvel and Disney was also posted on the front page of the Marvel website.

Today, Marvel Comics and The Walt Disney Company pause and reflect with great sadness on the passing of Marvel Chairman Emeritus, Stan Lee. With a heavy heart, we share our deepest condolences with his daughter and brother, and we honor and remember the creator, voice and champion of Marvel.

Stanley Martin Lieber, a.k.a. Stan Lee, loved the written word from an early age, and wanted to craft stories like those in his favorite books and films, which he consumed voraciously. From a simple upbringing in the teeming landscape of Manhattan, young Stanley worked his way through a succession of jobs until the day he found himself an assistant at a comic book publishing company β€” Timely Comics.

As Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief, Stan “The Man” Lee made his voice the voice of the stories themselves. Writing virtually every Marvel title and working with such luminaries as Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Gene Colan and John Romita, Stan began building a universe of interlocking continuity, one where fans felt as if they could turn a street corner and run into a Super Hero. A rich collection of characters grew out of his nonstop plotting sessions with his artists, including the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, and more. Today, it would be almost impossible to find a corner of the Marvel Universe that Stan didn’t have a hand in.
Marvel and the entire The Walt Disney Company salute the life and career of Stan Lee and offer their undying gratitude for his unmatchable accomplishments within their halls. Every time you open a Marvel comic, Stan will be there.

Please join us today in remembering Stan “The Man” Lee.

Marvel Comics has been a big part of our lives whether we talk about comics or the superheroes we always looked up to. Let us know in the comments below what Marvel Comics and Superheroes meant to you over the years.

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