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Stan Lee Has Died

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  1. Angela Channing

    Angela Channing World Cup of Soaps Moderator EXP: 20 Years

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    The comic writer Stan Lee, co-creator of Marvel comic characters including Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Daredevil and the X-Men, has died aged 95.

    The legendary comic book author died at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday after a medical emergency, according to Variety magazine.

    In recent years, Lee had periodically suffered from illnesses, including a bout of pneumonia, US media reported.

    Bob Iger, chairman of the Walt Disney Company, which bought Marvel Comics for $4bn (£2.5bn) in 2009, called Lee "a super hero in his own right" in a statement.

    Lee was also known for making a cameo in every Marvel film, though he had left the Marvel company in 1972.

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  2. Mel O'Drama

    Mel O'Drama Super Moderator EXP: 11 Years Staff Member

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    A very charismatic man. I grew up reading Marvel Comics and Stan's voice came through strongly. Early issues of FF, ASM and X-Men - all penned by Stan - are full of some angsty, flawed characters and some great lines ("With great power there must also come great responsibility").

    To me as a young Marvel reader he was the face of the comics. Hearing his avuncular tones at the start of Marvel cartoons in the Eighties added to the excitement.

    Last year I read Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, which was a fascinating read. As expected, Stan was quite the loveable old narcissist, and I had my eyes opened about some of the dynamics at the Bullpen. His feud with Jack Kirby is the stuff of legend.

    His enthusiasm never seemed to wane with age. Quite the opposite. He was clearly having a ball with seeing the characters reach their maximum potential - and audience - with the MCU in the last decade. And all the films were completed by the Stan Lee cameo.

    He was a large and special part of my Marvel Comics experience.

    Excelsior, Stan.


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  3. Michelle Stevens

    Michelle Stevens 'The Lovely Michelle' EXP: 11 Years

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    Sad news indeed. I don't follow comics too closely but I briefly met him in 2012 when he was almost ninety. He was very positive and always had time for his fans. He left the world a better place.
     
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    Not a comic book fan, but I do recall him guesting on many an episode of The Big Bang Theory.

    RIP
     
  5. Rove

    Rove Soap Chat Star EXP: 3 Years

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    What an amazing life. He will long be remembered. R.I.P. Stan.
     

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