Comic book hero Stan Lee dead at 95

Danny Woods
November 13, 2018

The legendary editor and publisher, whose countless Marvel Comics creations spawned an entertainment empire, was born Stanley Martin Lieber in New York City in 1922.

Under Lee, Marvel's superheroes became more than awe-inspiring ubermen to be idolized.

Paramedics were sent to the 9100 block of West Oriole Way in Hollywood Hills on a medical emergency call for a 95-year-old man, Los Angeles Fire dispatcher Margaret Stewart said.

Lee is survived by his daughter, J.C.

A Marvel movie truly isn't complete without a Stan Lee cameo.

And although Lee may be best known for his work with Marvel, he also collaborated with his company's longtime rival DC Comics starting in the 2000s. He has made a cameo in every Marvel movie to date, and reportedly filmed a bunch more cameos for future movies (including Captain Marvel and Avengers 4) before his death.

Mr Lee founded Marvel Comics with Jack Kirby in 1961.

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Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created.

Lee also created openly Jewish characters such as the Thing, who, as Benjamin Grimm, is a Jewish-American superhero who, in the fictional Marvel Universe, is about to be married in a Jewish ceremony to his long-time girlfriend this December.

Those Spider-Man stories are often credited with the line "With great power comes great responsibility". He began working on comics as an assistant at Timely Comics in 1939; that entity would eventually morph into Marvel Comics in the 1960s. And there's always going to be evil; we should always be fighting evil", Lee was quoted as saying in a Fall 2003 magazine article entitled "How the Jews Created the Comic Book Industry Part I: "The Golden Age (1933-1955)".

Funnyman Seth Rogen added, "Thank you Stan Lee for making people who feel different realize they are special".

The comic book icon and war veteran had been in ill health in recent years, most recently battling pneumonia and vision problems.

The first big-budget movie based on Lee's characters, "X-Men", was a smash in 2000, earning more than $130 million at North American theaters. "To save time, rather than writing full scripts, he'd come up with quick story synopses, pass them off to the stable of artists he worked with, and then fill in dialogue and captions when the artwork came back". Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. "Damn. RIP Stan. Thanks for everything", he wrote alongside a photo of Lee.

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