Stan Lee Dies: Avengers Superheroes Pay Tribute to the Comic Book Legend!

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The Marvel legend Stan Lee dies at the age of 95. He was known for bringing the pop culture revolution in the superhero flick and co-created some of the most iconic fictional characters such as Doctor Strange, Spiderman, Black Panther and Fantastic Four.

Lee, the uncrowned king of comic books, was suffering from several ailments for the past few years, he passed away early Monday in Los Angeles.

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Marvel and Walt Disney released a statement to pay homage to the extraordinary services of the comic book legend.
“Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created. A superhero 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 in Comic World

Stan Lee ended up in the comic by an incident, his Uncle Robbie Solomon introduced him to the world of the comic book. He started his career as an assistant in the new timely comics at the age of just 17 in 1939.

During World War II he provided his services in US Army, after the war, Lee returned to the comic world, joined hands with illustrator Jack Kirby in the 1960s and incarnated the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man.

Stan Lee real name was Stan Lieber and once he had explained the reason of him forsaken his real name, “I felt someday I’d write the ‘Great American Novel’ and I didn’t want to use my real name on these silly little comics,” he said.

He would have never thought that the comics he once marked as silly would become his identity and the core of his life.

“He felt an obligation to his fans to keep creating,” his daughter J.C. Lee said in a statement to Reuters. “He loved his life and he loved what he did for a living. His family loved him and his fans loved him. He was irreplaceable.”

Lee had collaborated with multiple author and illustrators to make his character getting a lively image on the page.
The characters he made Iron Man, Thor and Doctor Strange now has their own multi-film franchises that are raking up billions of dollars collectively.

Marvel Universe

Lee created the Marvel Universe in the 1960s – all of the heroes existed at the same time and story crossovers were frequent.
It’s a model now adopted by the Hollywood producers beyond the Marvel Cinematic Universe – which releases its 21st film, “Captain Marvel,” in March next year.

Lee appeared in almost every movies of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) including – the delivery guy in Captain America: Civil War, Cosmic Barber in Thor Ragnarok and the bus driver in Avengers: Infinity War.

Avengers Tribute

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Stan Lee had been a prominent contributor to Hollywood, all the megastars of MCU took to social media to pay homage to the late legend of comic books.

“I owe it all to you. Rest in Peace Stan,” stated Robert Downey Jr –Iron Man.

“How many millions of us are indebted to this guy, none more so than me. The father of Marvel has made so many people so incredibly happy. What a life and what a thing to have achieved. Rest in peace Stan.” Said Tom Holland aka Spiderman.

Mark Ruffalo, played Hulk in MCU, said, “You let us be extra human… superhuman even. I am deeply honoured to have been a small part in the Stan Lee constellation.”

The Wolverine of Marvel Huge Jackman remembered the legend, he wrote, “We’ve lost a creative genius. Stan Lee was a pioneering force in the superhero universe. I’m proud to have been a small part of his legacy and …. to have helped bring one of his characters to life.”

Josh Brolin, who played the greatest Marvel villain Thanos, said: “To those of us who have been so deeply affected by the humanity of his imagination, the understanding of reaching beyond our potential and the necessity of tapping into our immeasurable imaginations, we thank you and are forever indebted.”

 

The Star-Lord of The Guardian of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt said, “Thanks for everything, Stan Lee! What a life, so well lived. I consider myself extraordinarily lucky to have gotten to meet you and to have played in the world you created.”

Chris Evan, the Captain America of MCU, said in the honour of legend Lee, “There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!!

RIP Stan Lee!

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