Stan Lee

Stan Lee was a legendary man, he helped create some of our greatest superheroes and even had fun by popping up in all the movies based off of his characters

 

Comic book and superhero fans across the globe mourn the loss of a legendary man. Stan Lee passed away last night at the age of 95. Many thought he would live forever, we certainly did. It was heartbreaking waking up to the news this morning.

Stan Lee co-created a world that many took refuge in growing up. From Spiderman and Ironman to he created empowering characters for young boys to follow… then came the women.

From icons like the Invisible Girl in the Fantastic Four to She-Hulk, the Hulk’s cousin. Under his guidance, the first-ever black superhero, Black Panther was created. His comic’s broke ground and paved way for many of characters we see today.

He first came into the comic book industry in 1939, where he became an assistant in the Timely Comic department of Pulp magazine. By the 1960’s, Timely had changed into what we know today as Marvel Comics. At the time he went by his given name, Stanley Martin Lieber but after his first comic book entry (Captain America Comics #3), he adopted the name Stan Lee and later in life, legally changed it.

Later in his career, he became the President of Marvel Comic’s but quickly stepped down as he realised his pursuits were of a more creative nature.  He founded the Stan Lee Foundation which focusses on literacy, education, and the arts.

The best part about Stan was he loved popping into the movies based on his characters. Every Marvel movie you watch, you will spot Lee at least once, doing something small but ultimately makes you smile. It was this fun spirit that got him dubbed as the “King of Cameo”.

He was the face of Marvel and a man of the fans. He attended comic conventions and gave lectures. He was loved by millions and will be missed.

Cast members of the various Marvel movies all shared their messages of love and support as well as their condolences to the family of Stan Lee. Others such as NASA and the US Army also shared their

“J.C. Lee and all of Stan Lee’s friends and colleagues want to thank all of his fans and well-wishers for their kind words and condolences. Stan was an icon in his field. His fans loved him and his desire to interact with them. He loved his fans and treated them with the same respect and love they gave him.”

“He worked tirelessly his whole life creating great characters for the world to enjoy. He wanted to inspire our imagination and for us to all use it to make the world a better place. His legacy will live on forever.” – A Family Statement

We are not sure if his cameo scenes were filmed for all the 2019 Marvel movies coming out but if we get one last glance, it will be a bittersweet day. Rest in peace… Excelsior!


Sources: Wikipedia / IMBd / Twitter
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