Legendary Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee has died

Angelo Anderson
November 12, 2018

An architect of characters that were more relatable to readers, Lee's tenure would also include creating one of the first black superheroes in mainstream comics in the form of the Falcon, reforming the controversial Comic Book Code policy in the 1970s and encouraging the medium books to tackle social topics such as racism and corruption.

Lee was renowned for making brief comical cameos in each of the Marvel universe films.

Lee had suffered several illnesses over the a year ago or so - he had a bout of pneumonia and vision issues.

Stan Lee began in the business in 1939 and was the co-creator behind the likes of Spider-Man, X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and The Fantastic Four - to name a few.

Mr Lee, who recently fought off a bought of pneumonia, founded Marvel Comics with Jack Kirby in 1961.

Jeff Kline, executive producer of the "Men in Black" animated television series once said: "The beauty of Stan Lee's characters is that they were characters first and superheroes next".

Marvel creator Stan Lee has died, he was 95.

Speaking to website TMZ, JC said her father was "the greatest, most decent man". He became publisher and editorial director in 1972.

Comic book creator and executive producer Stan Lee appeared in cameos in numerous Marvel Universe movies. It was in the last two decades that he truly came to prominence in wider pop culture though, with cameos in Spider-Man and the X-Men, and those Easter eggs would later become a large part of the MCU, introducing Lee to a younger audience.

While Lee's wife Joan sadly passed away in 2017, he is survived by his daughter Joan Celia Lee.

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