14 November, 2018 — On November 12, 2018 the brilliant mind behind Marvel comics, Stanley Martin Lieber, better known as Stan Lee, passed away at the age of 95.
Although the reason of death has not been released it is known that Lee has been suffering with multiple illnesses over the past few years.
Stan Lee, an American-born comic book author started his career out as an assistant at Timely Comics which would eventually evolve to become Marvel Comics. At Marvel comics Lee would collaborate with fellow comic book writer, Jack Kirby to make Marvel's first superhero clan, The Fantastic Four, which became a huge success and jolted Lee, Kirby and most importantly Marvel, into the spotlight.
This sudden popularity inspired Lee and Kirby to collaborate on several other comic book hits such as, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, X-Men and Black Panther. They revived several of their old characters by creating a new superhero squad, The Avengers. Lee had a hand in writing multiple other comic book classics like Spiderman and Doctor Strange, collaborations he wrote with Steve Ditko and Daredevil, a collaboration with Bill Everett.
After Lee stepped down as Marvel's editor and announce himself as a publisher. In 1980 Lee moved to LA to create an new animation studio and start to build relations throughout Hollywood. Although Marvel characters had been seen on televisions all over the country since 1967 with Spiderman, Lee's beloved Marvel characters would not see the big screen until 2008 with the release of Iron Man.
As Marvel movies were released Stan Lee made multiple cameo appearances throughout the movies. Fans quickly became fond of these special moments in the Marvel movies. Lee's final cameo is speculated to be in The Avengers 4.
R.I.P Stan Lee
December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018