The legendary comic-book author, publisher, and film producer Stan Lee has died.
He co-created Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, the Avengers, the X-Men, Black Panther, and many more characters and imaginary worlds we've come to know through comic books, games, and movies.
He died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The news of his death was first reported by TMZ, and came from Stan's daughter.
Stan Lee, who began in the business in 1939 and created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, X-Men, The Mighty Thor, Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, Ant-Man and others, died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center https://t.co/fEYNEJdzGR pic.twitter.com/Ih8FIgUvFr
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 12, 2018
Stan Lee may be known as a creator, but I think people forget how good he was as a superhero hype man. He talked with the excited energy of someone running into a diner after seeing Spider-Man swing by overhead. He sounded like he had all the secrets and couldn't wait to share.
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) November 12, 2018
If you haven't seen it, this is Stan Lee addressing racism in a 1968 edition of Stan's Soapbox, after the assassinations of JFK and MLK.
What an utter shame this advice holds up, word for word, 50 years later. pic.twitter.com/2zRg83QImt
— Andray (@andraydomise) November 12, 2018
Genuinely impossible to imagine what American pop culture would look like without Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and others who gave us a new model of fairy tales where the freaks, the weirdos, and the outcasts were the heroes and not the monsters.
— Tacchino è buono 🍝 (@AdamSerwer) November 12, 2018
— Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) November 12, 2018