The world’s most famous and cherished comic book artist that created Marvel’s universe – Stan Lee dies at 95

The world’s most famous and cherished comic book artist that created Marvel’s universe – Stan Lee dies at 95

The world lost the most loved comic book artist that founded the Marvel Universe- Stanley Martin Leiber also known as Stan Lee, he crafted characters and loved the written word from early on and crafted a huge fandom that is deeply saddened by his death.

“Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created.  A super hero 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,” said Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company.

Stan Lee had humble beginnings in Manhattan, He worked his way through succession of jobs until the day he found himself an assistant at a comic book publishing company—Timely Comics. He didn’t get to draw right away, but erased lines, refilled inks, and fetched lunches of artists that worked there until one day he expressed his desire to write and create tales of his own; in the May 1941 issue of CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #3, he got his wish. Readers would find a prose story in that issue, “Captain America Foils the Traitor’s Revenge,” sporting the byline of “Stan Lee.” A star was born. With Stan at its helm, Timely Comics morphed first into Atlas Comics and then into the name that would catapult it into legend and forever be synonymous with Stan Lee: Marvel Comics.

He virtually wrote Marvel title and working with such luminaries as Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Gene Colan and John Romita, And built a mega universe for every character though there aren’t hundreds to be named the most popular were Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, and more. Today, it would be almost impossible to find a corner of the Marvel Universe that Stan didn’t have a hand in.

Celebrities that portrayed his characters on screen and artists that worked with Stan Lee poured their heart out on twitter on the loss of their true Hero :