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Marvel Legend, Stan Lee dies at age 95!

The mastermind behind Spiderman, the X-men, Ironman, and many more have passed away. The creative genius who revolutionized the comic book industry was declared dead on Monday the 12th of November 2018 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee.

As the top writer at Marvel Comics and later as its publisher, he revived the industry in the 1960s by offering the costumes and action craved by younger readers while insisting on sophisticated plots, college-level dialogue, satire, science fiction, even philosophy. Born in New York City in December 1922. He was hired as an office assistant at Timely Comics in 1939 and became an interim editor in the early 1940s. Timely evolved into Marvel Comics by the 1960s, with Lee assuming the role of editor-in-chief at the age of 18.

Lee told the Chicago Tribune Opens a New Window. in April 2014. “People are building bridges and engaging in medical research, and here I was doing stories about fictional people who do extraordinary, crazy things and wear costumes. But I suppose I have come to realize that entertainment is not easily dismissed.”

Stan Lee was truly the creator of childhood fantasies. Through him, the title ‘hero’ gained an entirely new meaning.

Thank you for everything, Stan Lee. You showed the world that there are no limits to one’s imagination.

 

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