Comic book legend Stan Lee dies at 95, report says

Stan Lee arrives at the premiere of

Stan Lee arrives at the premiere of"Doctor Strange in Los Angeles

Marvel founder and comic book titan Stan Lee died on Monday, leaving behind one of the most influential and important careers in pop culture history.

Timely would later become Atlas Comics and finally Marvel Comics, which Lee continued running and writing for until 1972, when he took the role of publisher.

Lee was widely credited with adding a new layer of complexity and humanity to his superheroes.

Lee helped create numerous world's most recognized superheroes, including Iron Man, the Hulk and the X-Men, during his decadeslong career in the comic book industry.

"He was able to build interconnectedness with the comic books and the characters, and that laid a web, if you will, for the films", she said. His family loved him and his fans loved him.

Josh Brolin, who played Thanos in this year's Avengers: Infinity War, explained the extent to which Lee's work had influenced him.

Dozens of Marvel Comics movies, with almost all the major characters Lee created, were produced in the first decades of the 21st century, grossing more than $20bn (€17.8bn) worldwide.

"He changed the way we look at heroes, and modern comics will always bear his indelible mark".

"There will never be another Stan Lee. His infectious enthusiasm reminded us why we all fell in love with these stories in the first place".

A statement on Marvel.com reads: "Today, Marvel Comics and The Walt Disney Company pause and reflect with great sadness on the passing of Marvel Chairman Emeritus, Stan Lee".

Your characters represented us: yes, they had extraordinary, unbelievable abilities, but they were also reflections of a world we knew, where a Spider-Man is really just a boy who wants to help. Readers would find a prose story in that issue, "Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge", sporting the byline of "Stan Lee". The official account for the Merriam-Webster dictionary also paid a fitting tribute by sharing the definition of the world Excelsior, which has been Lee's calling card and catchphrase over the years.

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