Legendary Comic Book Writer Stan Lee died at 95

Stan Lee, the well known comic book writer that created so much of the Marvel Universe has died on Monday November 12.  He was 95. 

Many of us know about Mr. Lee’s work in creating iconic Marvel characters.  In addition, he has made numerous cameo appearances Marvel movies.

He was born as Stanley Martin Lieber in Manhattan, New York City on Dec. 28, 1922.  He lived with his Romanian-Jewish parents, Celia and Jack during the Great Depression.  

The magic of Lee’s work began when he got a job at Timely Comics in 1939.  He started out as an assistant, but later on it became something more.  This led to him writing his own comic book about Captain America.  During his time there, he wrote the full comic script and it became the fifth Captain America issue in 1941.  

Later in his career, Mr. Lee had also created other Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and Doctor Strange.  

Thanks to the heroes that he brought to life, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) became successful.  A some movies such as Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, have broken box office records and received several award nominations.  

Stan Lee is also known for his cameo appearances in the MCU movies.  Before his death, he recorded his cameo appearance for the untitled Avengers 4 movie coming out in May 2019.  

Thanks to Stan Lee, he gave us something to relate to and make heroism more achievable to the average man.  Ever since his childhood, Mr. Lee had a different perspective on superheroes. What he visualized in a hero wasn’t perfection.  He became more focused on the heroes flaws and struggles to get where they are today.  

One example was Spider-Man.  Spider-Man was not only focused on stopping his enemies in New York City, but he also had to deal with his life as Peter Parker.  He had trouble getting a date with his love interest and he had to handle problems at home.  

This iconic comic book writer gave us a new perspective on heroes. The characters that he made inspired many people and made them feel like they can accomplish more than they thought they could.  

Stan Lee, you will be missed as a legend and a friend to all.  May you rest in peace.  Excelsior!  

“Featured Image via Syfy Wire”

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