HOLLYWOOD (NBC NEWS) – Stan Le, the godfather of Marvel Comics, whose cast of characters such as Spider-Man, Hulk and X-Men have been loved by millions of readers for decades before becoming a multibillion movie empire that dominated the box office 21st century, he died. He was 95 years old.
Lee's representative, Dawn Miller, has confirmed he died on Monday in Los Angeles.
There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades it has provided young people and the elderly with adventure, escape, comfort, trust, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, then, so many lives. Excelsior !!
– Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 12, 2018
Stanley Martin "Stan Lee" Lieber, born December 28, 1922 in New York, began his career as an assistant to Timely Comics in 1939. As a teenager, Lee said he was working on rare jobs to help his parents pay the bills. , when you heard about the position.
"It must be the only one that has applied because I have work and I thought it would be a temporary job," said Lee in 2011. "I never thought of writing comics."
At the time, Lee said, comics were thought of as a childhood novelty, but as time went by, "it was increasingly interesting" and continued to work in the field.
In the early 60's, Timely Comics went on to be called Marvel Comics and tried to compete with the title of DC Comics' success, Justice League of America, along with artist Jack Kirby, created the Fantastic Four.
What followed were the comic stripes such as Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Doctor Strange and the X-Men.
"What Stan did in the 60's was really going out and evangelizing, to be a PT Barnum or Sol Hurok, a promoter of the fact that comics were not just a means for children and, of course, not only a means of stupid children "wrote the long-running rapist the executive and the historian Paul Levitz.
In 1972, Lee rose to the top of Marvel Comics, being named editorial director of the company and published.
Lee became known for his dynamic copy and emphasis on social issues in the comics, helping the middle to be a cornerstone loved by pop culture.
Comic book creator Stan Lee reaches Spiderman's possession as he manages after receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on January 4, 2011.Chris Pizzello / AP file
After almost 60 years with Marvel, he stopped creating his own media group, Stan Lee Media. He held a hand in Marvel, being named emérito president of the company.
But Stan Lee Media was short-lived and, in February 2001, the company filed for bankruptcy. In 2004 Stan "The Man" Lee returned to negotiate with Pow Entertainment, where he continued developing new characters and franchises.
Marvel obtained his second life with a series of series of films and televisions at the end of the 2000s until 2010. He served as executive producer in dozens of the new incarnations of Marvel. In almost all the movies, Lee appeared in small roles of the cameo to delight his fans.
Although he continued to work until the end of his life, Lee noticed in his last years that he struggled to enjoy the means he used to bring joy to many millions of people.
"My vision was terrible and now I can not read comics," he told Radio Times in 2016. "" Print is very small. Not just a comic book, but I can not read the newspaper or a novel or anything. I lost reading 100 percent. It's my biggest farce in the world. "
The moment was a weird break in the character of Lee, who continued to develop new ideas of superheroes until the 90s. He continued to enchant the fanatics in fulfilling compliance, signing with his signature phrase "Excelsior."
Lee's wife, Joan, died suddenly in July 2017.
The legend of the comic is survived by a daughter, Joan Celia Le.