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Stan Lee, Marvel Superhero, Dies At 95

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Marvel Comics Co-Creator, Stan Lee, has passed away due to pneumonia on November 13th, 2018. Heralded as one of Marvel’s biggest names and the co-creator of Marvel, Stan lee was responsible for the birth of many iconic pop culture superheroes such as The Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Black Panther, and even Spider-man. Starting in 1939, Stan Lee created over 350 superheroes and had his name accredited to nearly 32,000 comics in Marvel. He was praised for his innovative storytelling, often looking at heroes in a much more humane and realistic manner than other artists & writers at the time as well as having a prominently diverse superhero cast in a time period where heroes of color were unheard of.

You may have recognized Stan Lee for his various cameos in several Marvel Cinematic Universe movies such as Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, and Captain America: Civil War. What many don’t know is that for many of these movies he had a helping hand in creating, credit often as the executive producer, he would help guide the cast & crew in bringing everyone’s favorite superheroes to life in the big screen. His cameos in the movies quickly became a landmark and a favorite for many Marvel fans and fortunately his last few cameos have been confirmed for Avengers 4 and other upcoming Marvel films such as Captain Marvel.

Stan Lee spent much of his life doing charity work including manning the Stan Lee Foundation, which dedicates itself to provide literacy in both childhood & adulthood. He was also an advocate for fighting HIV & AIDS as well as bringing to light the dark realities of elder abuse, which he often faced within his company. His final post on Instagram highlighted his noble character, honoring Veteran’s Day and discussing his service in World War 2.

Stan Lee’s memory and impact will have left a mark on countless generations, with dozens of moviegoers and comic readers looking up to one man for the creation of so many childhood heroes. Even with his passing, Marvel continues to live on and inspire countless writers, artists, and superheroes. In the words of Stan Lee,

“I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic-book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers, and then I began to realize: entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives… I feel that if you’re able to entertain people, you’re doing a good thing.”

 

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