ComicScene UK Obituary: Stan Lee 1922 – 2018

Stan Lee was probably one of the most important figures in the comic industry to have ever lived. As the co-creator of Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man and The Avengers, Lee not only transformed the world of comics in the last sixty years but has also had a huge impact on 21st century cinema. At the time of his death, aged 95 on November 12th, the two highest grossing films of 2018 were Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther. Lee had a major role in creating both, as well as two other films in the top ten (Ant Man and the Wasp and, less directly, the Spider-Man inspired Venom). Indeed, Stan Lee had a hand in creating the basis for five of the current top twenty highest grossing films of all time.

A keen self-publicist, Lee enjoyed appearing in cameos in the recent spate…

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