Stan Lee, Legendary Comic Writer, Editor And Publisher Of Marvel Comics, Dies At 95


Stan Lee, Legendary Comic Writer, Editor And Publisher Of Marvel Comics, Dies At 95

By Tomilayo Adeiye

Legendary comic writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, has died. Lee was responsible for the creation of the Marvel Comics’ iconic characters such as Spider-Man, the X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and the Fantastic Four, which made him a real-life superhero to comic book lovers everywhere. He was 95.

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Born in 1922, the famed writer reportedly died on Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, an incident confirmed by Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee

In his lifetime, the writer through his work with frequent artist-writer collaborators Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and others, took Marvel from a tiny venture to become the world’s No. 1 publisher of comic books and, later, a multimedia conglomerate.

“I used to think what I did was not very important,” Lee told the Chicago Tribune in April 2014. “People are building bridges and engaging in medical research, and here I was doing stories about fictional people who do extraordinary, crazy things and wear costumes. But I suppose I have come to realize that entertainment is not easily dismissed.”

In 2009, The Walt Disney Co. bought Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion, and most of the top-grossing superhero films of all time, led by Avengers: Infinity War’s $2.05 billion worldwide gross earnings have featured Marvel characters.

Lee’s estate is estimated to be worth as much as $70 million at the time of his death.

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