Rest in Peace Stan Lee - Acclaimed Comic Book Creator Dies at 95

Frederick Owens
November 13, 2018

Stan Lee, born Stanley Martin Lieber in New York City on December 28, 1922, is best-known for his involvement in creating popular Marvel characters like Spider-Man, Black Panther, the X-Men and others.

Stanley Martin Lieber, known to true believers all over the world as Stan Lee, had died.

J.C. told TMZ, "My father loved all of his fans".

The creator of the likes of the X-Men, the Avengers, Black Panther, Spider-Man and many more has died at the age of 95.

TMZ reported that an ambulance rushed to Lee's Hollywood Hills home early Monday where he was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Lee and his wife, Joan, Wednesday in 1947 and raised two children in New York City. Daredevil was blind and Iron Man had a weak heart. In 2005, Lee and Marvel settled their differences for $10 million.

Lee ended up in the comics business by accident, thanks to an uncle who got him a job when he was a teenager filling artists' inkwells and fetching coffee.

Lee was born as Stanley Martin Lieber in NY on 28 December 1922, the son of Jewish immigrants from Romania.

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The Walt Disney Co bought Marvel Entertainment in 2009 for $4 billion in a deal to expand Disney's roster of characters, with the most iconic ones having been Lee's handiwork.

Lee was with the company for near six decades as Timely Comics became Atlas Comics and then Marvel Comics. He had faced several medical issues in recent months, including a bout of pneumonia earlier this year.

After a stint in the Army during World War II, writing for training films, he was back at Marvel to begin a long and admittedly boring run of assembly line comic book production.

As the comics grew in popularity, with audiences responding to their humour and humanity, Lee pushed the Marvel Comics brand into film and television.

In 2002, Lee published an autobiography, Excelsior!

It wasn't just that Lee created these characters; his work also upended expectations within the comic book industry.

By 1970, Kirby said he'd had a "gut-full of Marvel", and left for DC Comics.

There is, however, little dispute that the Fantastic Four launched comics into new territory. Lee is survived by one daughter, Joan Celia.

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