Stan Lee Dies, 47 Different Super Villains Claim Responsibility
Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics whose characters and stories made him a hero to comic book lovers and movie goers all over the world, has died at 95 years old. Although the Los Angeles police department insist Lee died of natural causes, dozens of evil geniuses, vigilante assassins, and misguided mutants are clamoring to take responsibility.
Lee created Marvel Comics and co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man. Many of his more villainous characters never forgave him for that.
Since Disney bought Marvel in 2009 (for 4 Billion Dollars) Marvel movies have been incredible successes at the box office both domestically and internationally, in fact Marvel titles Black Panther and the 3 Avenger movies make up 4 of the top 10 highest grossing films of all time.
On his own and through his work with frequent artist-writer collaborators Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and others, Lee catapulted Marvel from a tiny venture into the world’s No. 1 publisher of comic books and, later, a multimedia giant. His characters were often complex, flawed, and showed more depth and complexity than was previously expected of comic characters.
Although many of his Super Villains rejoiced in the demise of the people’s favorite comic hero creator Stan Lee and claimed responsibility for his end, many of the Super Heroes Stan Lee created came out to praise his life and work:
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!!
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 12, 2018
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. #StanLee #Wolverine pic.twitter.com/iOdefi7iYz
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 12, 2018
Today we lost one of the greats. @TheRealStanLee, you were a inspiration and superhero to us all. Thank you for contributing so much- and giving us all something to aspire to! 💚
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) November 12, 2018
Sad, sad day. Rest In Power, Uncle Stan. You have made the world a better place through the power of modern mythology and your love of this messy business of being human… pic.twitter.com/x6yZ6ClNSX
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 12, 2018
I believe with all my heart that #StanLee would want to be celebrated today. Even through your tears, let’s flood the internet with all the artwork, good, great or awful, that’s ever been created in Stan’s name. #BreakTheInternetForStan #ArtForStan@MarvelStudios @Marvel pic.twitter.com/w9pyY18sZ5
— Evangeline Lilly (@EvangelineLilly) November 12, 2018
So long Stan, your stories have had a tremendous impact on our culture and its story telling, you and your work will may be remembered and celebrated forever.