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Dominic Herrera, Staff Writer

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Stan Lee, the man responsible for some of the most famous characters in comic book history and who helped Marvel Comics become a multimillion-dollar company, died on November 12 at the age of 95.

  Almost immediately after his death, an outpouring of sympathy and emotions came from people who had worked with and met him. This included a large number of actors who had played characters in Marvel movies, such as Chris Evans,  Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Feige, CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, made a heartfelt announcement following his death. He said,“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.”

  Lee’s life was marked with a multitude of incredible accomplishments. He and a multitude of other notable faces that worked at Marvel, primarily Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, created many of the company’s most famous characters, such as Spiderman and Black Panther. From the 1960’s to 1980’s he stood up to the Comics Code Authority, which was an organization that monitored the content in comic books and operated outside of government control.

  Luke Altenberg (9), a fan of the comics Lee created, said “There really [is not] anybody that connected the reader to the book in the way [Stan Lee] did.”

  Even though Lee stepped down as CEO in the 90’s, he still remained a well admired face in the Marvel comics community and in pop culture. His frequent role in cameos, Marvel movies, TV series’s, and even video games made him even more famous and recognizable, such as in Captain America and the Spider Man game for the Playstation 4. His influence extended far and wide in the realm of mainstream media and made him a household name.

  Bethany Ong (9), a fan of Marvel movies, said “Without him, [the comic book industry] [would not] be what it is today without him.”

  Both Lee and his creations will undoubtedly continued to be remembered and honored.

 

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Dominic Herrera, Staff Writer

Dominic Herrera is a freshman at West High and a Staff Writer for Smoke Signals. He's an active member of the West High Advanced Band. He enjoys reading...

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