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.