Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, and The Incredible Hulk, has died at the age of 95. Lee passed away on Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and his death was confirmed by Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee.
His illustrious career as a comic book artist, and later publisher, began with the debut of Captain America as filler text in “Captain America Foils the Traitor’s Revenge” in May of 1941. He started writing under the pseudonym Stan Lee and then later adopted it as his legal name. Lee was made interim editor at Timely Comics (later Marvel Comics) at the age of 19 and he remained as the comic-book division’s editor-in-chief until he took over as publisher in 1972.
During his career, Lee became widely considered as the architect of the contemporary comic book. His work went on to inspire millions, leading to the very successful Marvel franchise now owned by Disney. Many of his characters also hold a place in popular culture, enjoying a degree of visibility many other comic book characters never would.
Other notable characters created by Lee include the Flash, Thor, Iron Man, the X-men, Daredevil, and Doctor Strange.
Lee is being honoured on Twitter with three different hashtags: #StanLeeRIP, #RIPStantheMan, and #StanLeeForever.
I still can’t wrap my head around this. Marvel comics helped my growth as a teen looking for answers. I loved the diverse characters you created and how they had to face the same everyday choices I also had to make. I knew I wasn’t alone 😭😢
— Penis’ilola 😏 (@drngparody) November 13, 2018
He didn’t have cloaks, didn’t have powers; but he inspired us to be better, taught us that imagination hasn’t limits, that no matter who you are you can achieve your goals.He helped us to live and will always be the best superhero of all. #StanLeeForever pic.twitter.com/nH8OPOReEs
— Ferisaax Sanchez (@deadpool_silson) November 13, 2018
As fans mourn his loss, reports from publications like www.news.com.au speculate over the possibility that fans could still be seeing Lee in upcoming Marvel films, seeing as many scenes featuring Lee have already been recorded.
— 90sManiax (@90sManiax) November 12, 2018
Today we all bow our heads in honor, respect and in remembrance for the man, the legend, the author, and Mr. Cameo, Stan Lee.
Thank you for your astonishing works, you have shaped not only mine but so many other’s childhoods and for that I am forever grateful.#StanLeeForever pic.twitter.com/hy4n53vgNA
— Leah Gil (@LocoEvolution14) November 12, 2018
— Mike✳️ (@Mike_Fozz) November 13, 2018
— Ziggy (@mrjafri) November 12, 2018
— remiautar (@remiautar1) November 12, 2018
Today we lost a real life super hero. Thanks Stan for giving every kid (young and old) a place to smile, believe and find their own inner superhero. #RipStantheMan
‘Face front true believers’ pic.twitter.com/w64ATqKiKT
— Margaret Totten (@mrstotten) November 12, 2018