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Stan Lee has passed away

Extremely sad news for all the True Believers out there. The man, the myth, the legend that is Stan Lee has died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 95.

I’ve always been a huge comic book fan, so this is incredibly sad news.

Lee began in the comic book business back in 1939. In collaboration with several artists, including Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created fictional characters including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, and, with the addition of co-writer Larry Lieber, the characters Ant-Man, Iron Man and Thor.

In 2009, The Walt Disney Co. bought Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion, and most of the top-grossing superhero films of all time — Avengers: Infinity War’s made $2.05 billion worldwide earlier this year — have featured Marvel characters.

Stan Lee also cameoed in pretty much all of the Marvel movies from the different studios, and a number of the TV shows. He also popped up in the PS4 Spider-Man game.

Lee wrote, art-directed and edited most of Marvel’s series and newspaper strips. He also wrote a monthly comics column, “Stan’s Soapbox.”

“Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created,” Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger said in a statement. “A superhero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain and to connect. The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart.”

Damn it! I am absolutely gutted with the news. I am going to go and read some Marvel comics.

It truly is the end of an era.



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