Marvel Comics luminary Stan Lee has died at the age of 95 after he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Both Marvel actors and fans are mourning to the death of Stan Lee, who, together with Jack Kirby, launched Marvel back in 1961.
Stan Lee passed away at 95 years old
The feisty writer, editor and publisher was responsible for such iconic characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and the Fantastic Four — ’nuff said.
Chris Evans posts tribute on Twitter
Chris and Stan were known to have a strong, mutual respect and have previously spoken of their affection and admiration for each other.
Stan Lee’s cameos will be missed.
Stan Lee cameoed in Marvel Comics films, television shows, and video games. This includes The Avengers, Ant-Man, Black Pantha, Iron Man, Thor, The Incresible Hulk, Doctor Strange and of course Spider-Man
Ryan Reynolds’ tribute
Ryan Reynolds plays Deadpool, a creation of the Marvel universe. Stan Lee makes a cameo in that too!
Hugh Jackman sends his condolences
One of Hugh Jackman’s most defining roles is that of Wolverine in X-Men, a Marvel creation.
Mark Ruffalo’s tribute
Mark Ruffalo plays The Hulk in The Avenger’s franchise, taking over the role from Edward Norton who played him in “The Incredible Hulk”.
Anthony Mackie of Avengers
Anthony Mackie played ‘Falcon’ in the movie Avengers – Infinity War. He shared this snap of the two of them together.
Did you know…Captain America was his first big break.
A week into his job at Timely Comics, Lee got the opportunity to write a two-page Captain America comic. He wrote it under the pen name Stan Lee (which became his legal name) and titled it “Captain America Foils the Traitor’s Revenge.” His first full comic script would come in Captain America Issue 5, published August 1, 1941.
Robert Downey Jr posted this on Instagram
Robert Downey Jr plays Tony Stark in Iron Man, also appearing in The Avengers. We first saw him play the role of Iron Man in 2008!
Chris Hemsworth shared this picture of Stan Lee on his Instagram.
Hemsworth plays Thor. Thor is the hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength and the protection of mankind.
Stan Lee’s official Instagram.
The controller of Stan Lee’s official Instagram account posted this tribute to him.
He said about his catch phrase “Excelsior!” : ‘I used to have a lot of expressions that I would end my comic book columns with: “Hang Loose”, “Face Front”, “‘Nuff Said”, and I found that the competition was always imitating them and using them. ‘So, I said I’m going to get one expression that they’re not going to know what it means, and they won’t know how to spell it. ‘And that’s where “Excelsior” came from, and they never did take up on it, thank goodness.’
Touching fan tributes pour in.
This picture of all of Stan Lee’s character creations lining up to attend his funeral is sure to bring a tear to your eye.
Spider-Man in mourning
Spider-Man was Stan Lee’s favorite superhero that he created. Spider-Man has been depicted on screen by Toby Maguire, Andrew Garfield and most recently Tom Holland.
Did you know…
It was an issue at the printers which turned The Hulk green…The character was supposed to be gray, but according to Lee, the printer had a hard time keeping the color consistent. “So as of issue #2,” Lee wrote, “with no explanation, he turned green.”
His wife destroyed his prize typewriter.
According to Lee, during an argument, Joanie destroyed the typewriter he used to write the first issues for characters including Spider-Man and The Fantastic Four. “This happened before eBay,” he wrote. “Too bad. I could’ve auctioned the parts and made a mint.”
A fire destroyed his interviews and lectures…
When Lee moved his family to Los Angeles, he set up a studio in Van Nuys where he stored videotapes of his talks and interviews, along with a commissioned bust of his wife. The building was lost to a blaze that the fire department believed was arson, but no one was ever charged with the crime.
His favorite Marvel cameo was based on one from the comics.
At the beginning with the first Spider-Man film in 2002, Stan Lee has made quick cameos in Marvel films as a service to the fans. He said that his appearance in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) was inspired by the story of Reed and Sue Richards’ wedding in Fantastic Four Annual Volume 1 #3, in which he and artist/writer Jack Kirby attempt to crash the ceremony but are thwarted.
His wife was also his barber
As a bit of a throwaway fact, Stanley Martin Lieber (Stan Lee) revealed the secret of his slicked back mane on the second page of his memoir. “My whole adult life, I’ve never been to a barber,” he wrote. “Joanie always cuts my hair.”