The Brief: Stan Lee, the writer, editor, and publisher of many Marvel Comics passed away on November 12, 2018 at age 95.
Stan Lee is known for his multi-dimensional comic book characters. He created and co-created many iconic characters including Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Hulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and many more. During his prolific career, Stan Lee helped transform Marvel from a small publishing house to a large multi-media corporation that continues to produce high-grossing films. His famous catchphrases included “Excelsior!” and “‘Nuff said.” Lee will be remembered for building community between fans and creators and for highlighting the uniquely human elements in superhuman characters.
On Twitter, many people, including celebrities and Marvel film stars are expressing their condolences as well as their appreciation for Lee and his lasting legacy.
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
Thank you, Stan, for building a comic revolution– creating unforgettable characters, taking on important stories and themes like bigotry and prejudice when that's not what comics were doing, and defying the Comics Code Authority. We will miss seeing you. #excelsior pic.twitter.com/Ycj2yryyZY
— Kim Horcher (@kimscorcher) November 12, 2018
Thank you Stan Lee for making people who feel different realize they are special.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) November 12, 2018
RIP Stan lee ❤️ pic.twitter.com/YfizL9gJ6A
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) November 12, 2018
Rest in peace, Stan Lee. The many worlds of imagination & delight you created for humanity will last forever.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 12, 2018
I am so sad… stan lee actually shaped so much of my life with his stories. I grew up with marvel and became invested in the characters that give me such happiness. It’s a special thing to escape real life and enter the an entirely different universe he and others created
— EM! (@uhhmmily) November 12, 2018
I refuse to be sad because he was a 95 year old man who missed his wife dearly. Instead I will use today to remember The Man, and the lessons he taught me that helped shape me into who I am today #Excelsior #NuffSaid pic.twitter.com/1i7KCLlYyK
— John Ernenputsch (@jpooch21) November 12, 2018
It's hard to imagine what American comics would look like without Stan Lee's contributions, creative and cultural. There's a lot of good, and a lot of bad, and a lot of complicated; but none of it is zero-sum, because lives generally aren't. #Excelsior, Stan. You were a titan.
— (((Jay Edidin))) (@NotLasers) November 12, 2018