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REMEMBERING THE GREAT STAN LEE
Sadly yesterday, Stan “The Man” Lee passed away at age 95.

The feisty writer, editor and publisher was responsible for such iconic characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and the Fantastic Four — ’nuff said.


Stan Lee[1] (born Stanley Martin Lieber /ˈlbər/, December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018) was an American comic-book writer, editor, producer, and publisher. He was the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics,[2] and later its publisher[3] and chairman,[4] leading its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.

In collaboration with several artists—particularly Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko—he co-created fictional characters including Spider-Man, the HulkDoctor Strange, the Fantastic FourDaredevilBlack Panther, the X-Men, and—with his brother, co-writer Larry Lieber—the characters Ant-ManIron Man, and Thor. In doing so, he pioneered a more complex approach to writing superheroes in the 1960s, and in the 1970s challenged the standards of the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to it updating its policies.

Following his retirement from Marvel, he remained a public figurehead for the company, and frequently made cameo appearances in Marvel Cinematic Universe films as well as movies based on Marvel characters such as Venom,[5] Daredevil, and Deadpool.[6]Meanwhile, he continued independent creative ventures into his 90s.

Lee was inducted into the comic book industry’s Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995. He received a National Medal of Arts in 2008.   – From Wikipedia

Thanks for all the great stories, Stan. Without which, my childhood and my imagination would have been pretty boring. RIP

 

 

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