‘Heroes don’t die’: Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee passes away, leaves fans emotionalhttps://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-globally/marvel-comics-creator-stan-lee-passes-away-leave-fans-emotional-5443737/

‘Heroes don’t die’: Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee passes away, leaves fans emotional

As a writer and editor, Stan Lee was key to the ascension of Marvel into a comic book titan in the 1960s when in collaboration with others he created superheroes who would enthrall generations of young readers.

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Stan Lee played a critical role in what comics fans call the medium’s silver age. (Source: AP)

Stan Lee, the chief writer and editor of Marvel Comics, who helped create some of the most popular and most loved superheroes of the 20th century, breathed his last in Los Angeles on Monday. Lee was declared dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee, AP reported. He was 95.

The man who gave the world creations like Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and numerous others, wanted to do something different from the characters of DC Comics; Lee wanted to create superheroes who were vulnerable, who bled, got hurt, and had everyday problems.

As the news of his demise spread, fans around the world, including actors, authors, and celebrities from various fields joined in to mourn his death. Many also paid homage to the icon with heartfelt cartoons and artworks as a tribute, remembering his rich legacy.

As the top writer at Marvel Comics and later as its publisher, Lee was widely considered the architect of the contemporary comic book. He revived the industry in the 1960s by offering the costumes and action craved by younger readers while insisting on sophisticated plots, college-level dialogue, satire, science fiction, even philosophy.