Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee Dies Age 95

Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee Dies Age 95

Excelsior!

Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, X-Men, and many more characters belonging to the Marvel Comics universe has died today, November 12, 2018. He was 95 years old.

Lee was considered a pioneer of entertainment, whether it be through his work on comic books, producing blockbuster movies or helping with the development of video games, he was truly a gem in this world. Today, Stan Lee becomes a legend after all the years of co-creating them.

He passed away early Monday morning, according to The Hollywood Reporter. His most famous catchphrase “Excelsior!” was from a column in Marvel’s Bullpen Bulletins titled Stan’s Soapbox. After every column, in which he’d announce upcoming projects in the Marvel Comics Universe, Lee would end with “Excelsior!”

Even after years of preparing for this day, it seems we’ll never be fully ready. It’s a tragedy, especially in the years leading up to his passing; many of which were surrounded with reports of elder abuse, pneumonia, and robbery.

Stan Lee, while prominently making a mark on the comic book scene, changed entertainment permanently and even brought his wonders to the world of video games – with the global franchises of Marvel spreading into fantastic game series such as this year’s Marvel’s Spider-Man and the LEGO Marvel game series, both of which he has made significant appearances in either the form of narrating or a cameo.

It’s especially sad considering his peer and fellow co-creator of Marvel superheroes, Steve Ditko, passed away just months prior. We’ll be playing Marvel’s Spider-Man tonight just for you, Stan.

Excelsior!