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    Default Stan Lee, Marvel Comics' Real-Life Superhero, Dies at 95

    Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics whose fantabulous but flawed creations made him a real-life superhero to comic book lovers everywhere, has died. He was 95.

    Lee, who began in the business in 1939 and created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man, among countless other characters, died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a family representative told The Hollywood Reporter.

    Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee's daughter, J.C. Lee, also confirmed his death.

    Lee's final few years were tumultuous. After Joan, his wife of 69 years, died in July 2017, he sued executives at POW! Entertainment — a company he founded in 2001 to develop film, TV and video game properties — for $1 billion alleging fraud, then abruptly dropped the suit weeks later. He also sued his ex-business manager and filed for a restraining order against a man who had been handling his affairs. (Lee's estate is estimated to be worth as much as $70 million.) And in June 2018, it was revealed that the Los Angeles Police Department had been investigating reports of elder abuse against him.

    On his own and through his work with frequent artist-writer collaborators Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and others, Lee catapulted Marvel from a tiny venture into the world's No. 1 publisher of comic books and, later, a multimedia giant.

    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 take earlier this year — have featured Marvel characters.

    "I used to think what I did was not very important," he 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."

    Lee's fame and influence as the face and figurehead of Marvel, even in his nonagenarian years, remained considerable.

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    A remarkable man who lived a remarkable life. What an imagination! He saw quite a unique facet of the diamond.

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    I was 11 when the first issue of spider man came out, before that we only had superman, batman, etc. Spiderman was so different, a teenage boy with teenage angst and issues who was not somebody's sidekick like Robin but had to figure out the world for himself. It was revolutionary and visionary in a sense. For a kid growing into adolescence it was great. Thanks Stan
    I did have the first issue at one time, a long, long time ago. .........


    Now we have is a 7 foot blue chicken and a 12 foot golden triangle head gumby comic book hero?

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    I would spend a portion of my cub scout allowance every Tuesday to get one of his creations , RIP see you on the other side ...
    Raiding the Matrix One Mind at a Time ...

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    Hey Stan. You've enriched the lives of so many with your fantastic imagination. I don't think there is another with as many cameo appearances in the movies. Always nice to see you pop your face onto the big screen.
    See you around, buddy!
    If not now, then when?

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