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Stan Lee at Wizard World Comic Con, January 6, 2018 in brand-new Orleans, Louisiana.
Stan Lee, one of the masterminds of the Marvel Comics universe, has died at 95.
Lee was the creator of dozens of currently-iconic comic-book heroes, including Spider-Man, X-Men, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four along with Black Panther.
All of those characters have since been adapted into hugely well-known, budget-busting films, most of which were made after entertainment giant Disney bought Marvel for $4 billion in 2009.
In an essay remembering Lee posted Monday afternoon, Marvel along with Disney said they “salute the life along with career of Stan Lee along with offer their undying gratitude for his unmatchable accomplishments within their halls. Every time you open a Marvel comic, Stan will be there.”
In a tweet Monday, Disney CEO Robert Iger said “Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, along with to connect. The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart.”
Lee’s work creating characters for Marvel spanned the 1960s along with into the early 1970s. yet Lee was still involved with the production of the films based on his comics, along with regularly made brief, tongue-in-cheek cameos within the movies.
Lee was also a World War II veteran, having served inside the signal corps. His official Twitter account’s last post commemorated Veterans Day.
Tesla co-founder along with CEO Elon Musk, who has mentioned his interest in visual arts inside the past, also paid tribute to Lee.
Asked on CNBC in 2014 if comic-book films were over-saturating Hollywood, Lee said, “Oh, I don’t think of which’s enough.”
“I think of which they’ll just go on as long as we come up with not bad stories for them,” he added.