Losing Stan Lee - The Superhero
Stan Lee was more than just a comic writer for his fans - he was the human behind the superheroes.
Stan Lee, the man who got everyone, and not just children, addicted to comics and superheroes, died at the age of 95 in Los Angeles. Having created massively popular characters like Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man and Fantastic Four, Lee was more than just a comic writer for his fans - he was the human soul of the many superheroes he created.
He didn’t just transform the way superheroes were portrayed, but transformed the face of Marvel Comics - from a small division of publishing house to a multi-million-dollar corporation. A writer, editor and publisher, he was the reason the 1960s were called as ‘The Marvel Age of Comics’.
Born as Stanley Martin Lieber, on December 28 1922, in Manhattan, to poor working class Jewish immigrants from Romania, Lee had a way with storytelling since childhood. After multiple jobs ranging from an obituary writer to a sandwich delivery boy, Lee got a job in Timely Publications (later renamed as Marvel), a company owned by Martin Goodman, a relative.
The rest, as they say, is history.
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