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Marvel Universe Co-Creator Stan Lee Passes Away at 95

Stan Lee, Marvel co-creator and the mind behind Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Panther, and many more, has passed away today at the age of 95.

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By Brennan Dubé | Canada

Stan Lee was born in New York City on December 22nd, 1922. He spent his younger years growing up in the Bronx doing part-time work writing obituaries and press releases for local papers. He also worked as an Usher boy at the Rivoli Theater on Broadway. In 1939, Lee began working as an assistant at the newly founded Timely Comics (later known as Marvel Comics) division of Pulp Magazine.

In 1942, Stan Lee joined the U.S. military and helped by repairing telegraph poles, writing training manuals and working on training films. After the Second World War, Lee returned to his job of writing comics. In 1961, the first comics under the Marvel Comics brand went public. Lee, of course, helped to revolutionize the business by creating characters that appealed to older generations as well.

Stan Lee and the Marvel Universe

With the birth of Marvel Comics came the expansion of the universe of characters, Marvel began publishing comics for the characters like Hulk, Thor, X-Men, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Loki. This world-building ultimately created the Marvel Universe and there lies the groundwork for the rivalry with DC. Over the years, Stan Lee has appeared in cameo roles in over 35 films and TV shows. He is also expected to appear in Avengers 4, which is set for release on May 3rd of next year. Stan Lee died today at the age of 95 at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.


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