His contributions to the comic industry has been beyond comprehension. He with Kirby, and a few others gave us the likes of Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, The X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, and the list goes on. Well that man, Stan Lee has passed away today, November, 12th, 2018.
Reports have came in on this day that Marvel Comics genius Stan Lee. One of the most important and beloved, genuine figures in the industry, has died at the age of 95. Reports from TMZ say “an ambulance rushed to Lee’s Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning and he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. We’re told that’s where he died.” Causes are still unknown at the time of this article, but his passing was confirmed with his Daughter J.C.
Stan Lee founded Marvel in 1969 with Jack Kirby. And since Marvel has gone on to become a household name and was purchased by Disney, in 2009 for for 4.2 billion dollars. Lee's final few years have been quite rough on him. Joan, his wife of 69 years, died in July 2017. He was in a lawsuit against executives at POW! Entertainment — a company he founded in 2001 which was abruptly dropped weeks later. There were also claims, thought not by him, of Elder Abuse in addition to those close to him taking advantage of his kindness and generosity. And in the past year alone Lee had suffered from multiple illnesses, including pneumonia.
Survivors include a daughter J.C. and younger brother Larry Lieber, who is actually a writer and artist for Marvel. This definitely comes as a sudden blow to those of us who were fans of his and are fans of comics. It was through his passion for the impossible that sites like this exist to talk about the make believe. Stan Lee didn't just help to give us iconic characters, but the ideals and lessons that went along with these entities.
My hear goes out to his friends and family. He was appreciated far and wide by all classes, colors, and backgrounds. He's been an inspiration and he will be sorely missed but never forgotten as his legacy lives on within the pages of the comics we've grown to love and identify with. And Lee has left quite a legacy indeed.