Stan Lee, the brilliant mind behind some of the greatest comic book characters of all time, has passed away. He is survived by his daughter JC.
Lee is known for making hilarious and witty cameo appearances in Marvel films. But the man has way more history than a few seconds in popular films.
He was born in 1922 in New York to immigrant parents. He had big dreams of writing novels as a kid and took on a lot of part-time jobs. He did everything from delivering sandwiches to writing obituaries. He married his wife, Joan, in 1947 and had a daughter, JC, a few years later.
Stan went to work at Timely Comics in 1939. Time eventually became the Marvel Comics we all know today.
He joined the military in 1942. When he came back, he was thinking of a career change so when he received an assignment to come up with a team of superheroes, he wrote what he wanted to write. And what he wanted to write was a comic that had real characters. People who had problems, were flawed, and mirrored real life issues that we all have. He is often thought of as the person who put the “human” into “superhuman”.
His first team of superheroes was the Fantastic Four and he went on to co-create the Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, the X-men, Spiderman, and many others.
Stan Lee would later to go on to assume the role of publisher, was president of Marvel for a while, and then served as executive producer for many films while also providing cameo appearances. He would often speak at or make appearances at conventions as well.
November 12th, 2018 – We Say Goodbye to Stan Lee
The man was a legend. He devoted six decades to comics and helped bring them to life in ways we never thought possible. He injected real thoughts and feelings into characters. He humanized them.
But most importantly, he provided entertainment for generations of people. It’s a legacy that will continue to fill the hearts and shape the minds of viewers, readers, moviegoers, and future comic creators for years to come.
Goodbye, Stan Lee. You will never be forgotten.
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