Stan Lee, the legendary writer and publisher who created numerous iconic comic characters for Marvel had died in a Los Angeles hospital on early Monday morning. He was 95 at the time of his death.
In his lifetime, Lee co-created popular comic characters like the X-men, Spiderman, Hulk and many more. He, with his co-artists and writers, notably Jack Kirby, catapulted Marvel into a media giant from a small comic venture.
Born Stanley Martin Lieber on Dec. 28, 1922, he grew up poor in Washington Heights. In 1939, Lee got a job as a gofer for $8 a week at Timely Comics. Two years later, for Kirby and Joe Simon’s “Captain America #3,” he wrote a two-page story titled “The Traitor’s Revenge! He used his pen name, Stan Lee.
In 1961, Lee and Kirby launched their own superhero series, The Fantastic Four, for the newly renamed Marvel Comics. Hulk, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Daredevil and X-Men soon followed. The Avengers launched as its own title in September 1963.
When his Marvel characters were made into movies, he almost regularly had cameos in them. And it had become a norm in recent times to wait eagerly for a witty Lee cameo in an MCU movie.
Loved by fans worldwide, Stan Lee’s legacy will be left in the timeless characters that he created.