Stan Lee, Co-Creator Of Marvel Comics, Has Passed Away At 95
Stan Lee, Marvel Comics’ co-creator, former president and illustrator, has died at the age of 95. According to CNN, the comic giant was taken by ambulance from his home in Los Angeles to Cedar’s Sinai Medical Center on Monday morning (November 12). He later passed away, although an exact cause of death and hospitalization is still unknown.
Lee, a New York City native, began his career at Timely Comics in 1939 and was a writer, editor, and occasional illustrator initially. During the early 1960s, Lee was asked to come up with a team of superheroes to compete with DC Comics’ Justice League. At the time DC and their cast of superheroes were far and away the biggest in the industry. Alongside artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Lee created Marvel Comics and ushered in a wave of new comic book characters that would revolutionize the industry.
They created more flawed and human-like superheroes. First came the Fantastic Four, which produced the Thing, a large, rock-skinned creature. After that, Marvel introduced legendary characters like “Spiderman,” “The Hulk,” “Iron Man,” “X-Man,” “Thor,” and “Daredevil” – all of which were created between 1961 and 1964. Their popularity allowed Marvel to overtake DC both in sales and demand. Many of the characters Marvel created were adapted into television shows, animated series and blockbuster films.
Stan Lee’s experienced tragedy in his personal life shortly before his reported passing. Last year, he lost Joan, his wife of 69 years, at the age of 95. TMZ reports that Lee had suffered several illnesses over the last ear or so, including a bout of pneumonia and vision issues. He is survived by his daughter J.C., who told the celebrity website, “My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man.”
Hip-Hop and Marvel came together most prevalently during the last few years. Kendrick Lamar executive produced The Black Panther soundtrack, which was released in February, and featured music from TDE label acts Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, SZA, and Ab-Soul, as well as other bigtime rappers like Future, 2 Chainz, Travi$ Scott, Vince Staples, and Anderson .Paak. The soundtrack also produced the “All The Stars” music video from Kendrick and SZA, The Weeknd and Lamar’s “Pray For Me” and Jay Rock, K-Dot, and Future’s “King’s Dead.”
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