Stan Lee Has Passed Away

Calvin Saunders
November 15, 2018

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee has died.

Comic book legend Stan Lee died on Monday in Los Angeles. They are taking a time to reflect back on how the industry has changed since Lee started writing for the new line of Marvel Comics in 1961 to how things were in 1991. But, bored with the output, he was preparing to leave the company when history took a sudden turn. "He was the greatest, most decent man". I don't care if it's a DC movie. Lee and his collaborators designed these characters to exist in one world, a world where the actions of one hero might spill over into another's book. We have all lost a true superhero.

With Captain Marvel being the next release on the franchise's slate, fans' attention will be more focused on Brie Larson's superhero. What a life, so well lived.

First came the Fantastic Four, a superhero team probably most famous for the grumpy, rock-skinned Thing. For the unversed, Stan first made a cameo with X-Men and then it went about for most of the recent Marvel films. And I said, "Dammit, if they're going to copy my expressions then I'm going to find one they won't be able to copy, because they won't know how to spell it, and they won't know what it means". Crime fighting was the least of his concerns.

In 2002, he sued to claim his share, months after Spider-Man conquered movie theatres. "I figured I'm not that different from other people". The next most popular hashtag was #StanLeehaspassedaway. He continued his TV-and-movie efforts after Ronald Perelman bought Marvel in 1988 and had his title downgraded to chairman emeritus after Marvel sought bankruptcy protection in a legal battle that culminated in Carl Icahn becoming chairman in 1997.

Today is a day of mourning for comics fans all over the world. Famously, Lee has had a walk-on cameo in almost every Marvel movie made, and has been a figurehead for Marvel for generations. "He was a character as much as any he ever created", said former Marvel executive Shirrel Rhoades.

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"If you enjoy what you're doing, you don't feel as though you're working", Lee said in March 2010.

Some people assumed that, as a result, Lee's wealth had soared. And it felt like we could share that world too, since so numerous characters were based in New York City rather than Gotham or Metropolis or some other made-up place. Over the years, the credit for the characters - and, therefore, the profits - has been the subject of court cases, some involving Kirby or his family.

Marvel characters are known the world over, and its films have become huge successes. Outside of my parents, you were the one adult who gave me the most useful life skills I still use today.

Another definition of a hero is someone who is concerned about other people's well-being and will go out of his or her way to help them - even if there is no chance of a reward. I just tried to write characters who are human beings who also have superpowers'.

He retained a lifelong passion for the medium he helped mold, and wouldn't tolerate disdain.

It comes from a VHS of "The Comic Book Greats". He also unveiled a YouTube channel in 2012.

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