Remembering Marvel's Stan Lee

Every once in a while, one man’s vision will change history. When Stan Lee put pen to paper and created the Marvel world of superheroes, he started a conversation that will continue long after his tragic passing. 

Following the announcement of his death at the age of 95 on Monday 12th November 2018, condolences poured in from around the world. Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, remarked to Marvel.com: “A superhero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, and to connect. The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart.”

This is no bold claim. In his lifetime, Stan not only created some of the world’s most iconic superheroes – including Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk and the X-Men – but tackled societal issues like drug abuse and racial intolerance.

Nowhere was his influence more apparent than on social media, where artworks, memories and even memes were shared as strangers united to honour the comic book mastermind and the legacy he inspired.

Stan Lee was not only the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, but a guiding voice for a generation who needed to hear that it was okay to be different. As we celebrate his life and mourn his loss, we remember his touching words: “I feel that if you’re able to entertain, you’re doing a good thing.”  

"I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realise: entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives."

Stan Lee

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