Twitter mourns the passing of comic book legend Stan Lee

November 13, 2018 • Online & Social, People, Top Stories

Twitter mourns the passing of comic book legend Stan Lee

Twitter mourns the passing of comic book legend Stan Lee (Credit: flickr/Gage Skidmore)

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.

As fans mourn his loss, reports from publications like 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.

By Daniëlle Kruger
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