Stan Lee, the Godfather of Marvel Universe who gave world the most prominent superheroes like Spiderman, Captain America, Hulk, etc. passed away at 95 on Monday, 12 November.

The legendary comic writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Universe, Stan Lee was declared dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee’s daughter, JC Lee.

Born on December 2, 1922 in Manhattan, New York city, Stan Lee’s revolutionary superheroes creation was not only limited to story lines but it made its way in engaging readership and built a sense of community in fans.

Lee started his comic career in 1961 along with Jack Kirby with ‘Fantastic Four’. His career took a giant leap and he became the popular face of Marvel Comics. He made appearances at various comic book conventions in America and even gave lectures at colleges.

In October 2011, Lee announced  he would partner with 1821 Comics on a multimedia imprint for children, Stan Lee’s Kids Universe, a move he said addressed the lack of comic books targeted for that demographic. In 2012 at San Diego Comic-Con International, Lee announced his YouTube Channel Stan Lee’s World of Heroes which airs programmes created by Lee.

The Stan Lee Foundation was founded in 2010 which focuses on literacy, education, and the arts. The main goals of this foundation are supporting programs and ideas that improve access to literacy resources, as well as promoting diversity, national literacy, culture and the arts.

Millions of people were saddened with Lee’s demise and expressed their condolences for the Marvel giant, who also made cameos in almost all Marvel movies.


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