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|Stan Lee Is Dead by Godswillwiz(m): 8:45pm On Nov 12, 2018|
Stan Lee, the Marvel Comics legend who co-created some of its most famous heroes like Spider-Man, Iron Man, and the Fantastic Four, died Monday in Los Angeles at the age of 95. Lee was reportedly rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he later died, according to . The cause of death has not been immediately released. Lee’s legacy is defined by his numerous popular comic book character creations for Marvel Comics, where he began working in 1939 at age 18 when the company was called Timely Comics. The company changed its name to Marvel Comics in 1961 when Lee and artist Jack Kirby co-created the Fantastic Four and saw it go on to become a hit. Lee’s birth name was “Stanley Martin Lieber,” but used “Stan Lee” as his pen name and then later had it legally changed. With the success of Marvel’s First Family came more Lee/Kirby creations throughout the 1960s, including Hulk, Thor, Iron Man and the X-Men. Lee co- created Daredevil with Bill Everett, and Doctor Strange and Spider-Man with Steve Ditko. The charact
|Re: Stan Lee Is Dead by Godswillwiz(m): 8:46pm On Nov 12, 2018|
The characters all lived in a shared universe that mirrors our own, with most heroes residing in Lee’s home of New York City. The common factor that proved to be Lee’s key to success was giving superheroes relatable flaws as opposed to making them perfect, infallible beings.
|Re: Stan Lee Is Dead by Godswillwiz(m): 8:47pm On Nov 12, 2018|
These characters eventually went on to star in lucrative movies, TV shows, and video games, and were the basis for action figures, statues, and all manner of merchandise. They are the foundation of Marvel Entertainment, which is now a multi-faceted company of which Marvel Comics is only one aspect of the business. Marvel Comics is currently the leading publisher of the comic book industry in terms of sales and comics sold and is only rivaled by fellow superhero publisher DC Entertainment. While Marvel eventually grew beyond Lee, many credit his showmanship as a large reason for the company’s initial growth and success. Lee prided himself on having a friendly rapport with fans and would answer questions in the letters pages with a personable and exuberant style, signing his correspondences with his signature phrase, “Excelsior!”
|Re: Stan Lee Is Dead by Godswillwiz(m): 8:49pm On Nov 12, 2018|
Yet for as beloved as Lee went on to become as the smiling and affable “Stan the Man,” his career was not without controversy. Lee is credited with creating the “Marvel Method” of writing comics where he would write a summary of the story and let the artist draw the full issue from that rather than providing them with a fully scripted, beat-by-beat breakdown. This meant the artist was doing the lion’s share of the creative legwork, and so Lee was seen as taking an undue amount of credit over his artistic collaborators, Kirby in particular. In 1971, Kirby even created a comic character based on Lee called the Funky Flashman who was a money- hungry man that took advantage of others and tricked people into thinking he was making creative contributions.
|Re: Stan Lee Is Dead by Godswillwiz(m): 8:51pm On Nov 12, 2018|
Propelled by his massively popular and influential work at Marvel, Lee became an icon known across the world thanks to his glowing personality, sharp wit, and warm sense of humor, instantly recognizable in his signature aviators tightly trimmed mustache. His work also inspired multiple generations of comic book creators to pick up a pencil and start their own careers. His wife Joan passed away in 2017 due to stroke-related complications. He is survived by his daughter Joan Celia "J. C." Lee. SOURCE: IGN
|Re: Stan Lee Is Dead by phr0nesis(m): 8:55pm On Nov 12, 2018|
The king of cameos
RIP Stan Lee
|Re: Stan Lee Is Dead by cao(f): 9:11pm On Nov 12, 2018|
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|Re: Stan Lee Is Dead by blingxx(m): 9:17pm On Nov 12, 2018|
R.I.p stan Lee this is so sad
|Re: Stan Lee Is Dead by nittroboy(m): 9:17pm On Nov 12, 2018|
|Re: Stan Lee Is Dead by Nobody: 9:18pm On Nov 12, 2018|
Dude was in almost all Marvel Movies, From Captain America 1-3, Iron Man 1-3, Thor 1-3, all Avengers, Ant Man 1 and 2. In short. Almost all.
|Re: Stan Lee Is Dead by blingxx(m): 9:19pm On Nov 12, 2018|
No more cameos
|Re: Stan Lee Is Dead by Shittaakeem(m): 9:19pm On Nov 12, 2018|
Lalasticlala do the needful
We marvel fans just lost an icon
|Re: Stan Lee Is Dead by cao(f): 9:22pm On Nov 12, 2018|
|Re: Stan Lee Is Dead by Kaycee7(m): 9:45pm On Nov 12, 2018|
Can't believe there will be no more cameos.
Rest in peace, Stan.
|Re: Stan Lee Is Dead by MJBOLT: 4:35am On Nov 13, 2018|
rumour has it that he filmed certain cameos ahead
RIP Stan Lee
|Re: Stan Lee Is Dead by Xavier5(m): 7:17am On Nov 14, 2018|
RIP to one of the greatest superhero mind, the brain behind Marvel, Stan Lee. Well he died at a good old age. 95 years no be moi moi for this age.
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|Re: Stan Lee Is Dead by BraniacX(m): 4:20pm On Nov 14, 2018|
I can't fit shout
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