Entertainment

Creator Of Superman, ‘Marvel-lous’ Stan Lee Dies At 95

PRERNA YADAV | 1
6227
| November 13 , 2018 , 12:02 IST

Stan Lee, the legendary comics figure who helped bring many of Marvel’s most iconic characters to life died in Los Angeles on Tuesday at the age of 95.

He was born on Dec. 28, 1922, in Manhattan. He graduated at 17 from DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx and aspired to be a writer of serious literature. Stan Lee was not just a literary titan of comic books but also a Hollywood executive.

Stan Lee revolutionized the comic book world in the 1960s. He left as big a stamp on the even wider pop culture landscape of today. Lee’s unwavering energy suggested that he possessed superpowers himself.

Lee was a central player in the creation of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor and the many other superheroes who, as properties of Marvel Comics, now occupy vast swaths of the pop culture landscape in movies and on television.

Spiderman

X-Men

Fantastic Four

Iron Man

Hulk

Thor

If all that entertainment product can be traced to one person, it would be Stan Lee. He would be remembered as Energetic, gregarious, optimistic, alternately grandiose and self-effacing person.

Under Lee, Marvel transformed the comic book world by permeating its characters with self-doubts and mental instability of average people, as well an awareness of trends and social causes and, often, a sense of humour.

From a cluttered office on Madison Avenue in Manhattan in the 1960s, he helped conjure a lineup of pulp-fiction heroes that have come to define much of popular culture in the early 21st century.

Stan Lee gave us characters that continue to stand the test of time and evolve with our consciousness that will continue to inspire both kids and adults around the world for generations.