Stan Lee had sadly passed away on November 12, 2018, the cause of death was Pneumonia. He was rushed to the hospital many times already but this was the last time, before he passed away at age 95.
In collaboration with other artists, he had created our beloved characters we know today, which soon led up to many popular games today, which is why I dedicate this post to him.
This might be different from my usual post but I’m going to talk a bit about Stan Lee.
(There are going to be a lot of quotes from thing because I couldn’t fund a better way to reword it. Links for the quotes can be found in the links below)
Stan Lee, or Stanley Martin Lieber was born on December 28, 1922, in Manhattan, New York. At a young age, he was influenced by books and movies, particularly the ones where Errol Flynn play a heroic role. When Lee had become a teen, he and his family lived in an apartment where he described it as “a third-floor apartment facing out back”. Lee and his younger brother shared a bedroom while their parents slept on a foldout couch.
Thanks to his Uncle Robbie Solomon, he became an assistant at the Timely Comics and comic-publisher at Martin Goodman’s company. And by the 1960s, the company would evolve to the Marvel Comic. “‘In those days [the artists] dipped the pen in ink, [so] I had to make sure the inkwells were filled,’ Lee recalled in 2009. ‘I went down and got them their lunch, I did proofreading, I erased the pencils from the finished pages for them'”(LA times).
Ever since he was young, he had always enjoyed writing, so he made a “comic-book debut with the text filler “Captain America Foils the Traitor’s Revenge” in Captain America Comics #3″ (Peter Sanderson p.19). In the comic, he had used the pseudonym, Stan Lee, which is the name that he later had legally changed into. Lee had explained that due to the low social status of comic books, he was embarrassed so he had used a pen name so no one would be able to associate it with his real name with comics when he someday would write the Great American Novel.
He soon was able to write actual comics instead of writing fillers. His first co-creation of a superhero was the Destroyer, which can be seen in Mystic Comics #6 (August 1941). There were many other character that his co-created this period, which was called the Golden Age of Comic Books by many fans and historians.
In early 1942, Lee hand entered the United Stated Army and served as part of the Signal Corps. In this job, he had to repair telegraph poles and other communication equipment. Soon, he got transferred to the Training Film Division, working writing manuals, training films, slogans, and occasionally cartooning. Lee returned form the World War II service in 1945.
During the mid 1950s, the company is now known as Atlas Comics, Lee now had written comics in many genres like including romance, Westerns, humor, science fiction, medieval adventure, horror and suspense. At the end of the decade, Lee decided to quit the field to dissatisfaction.
There are so much more things I couldn’t have written about but you could just find everything on Wikipedia(yes, most sources I use is from Wikipedia). 2018 is the year where many famous people had died. The year is coming to an end soon and let’s wish that there is peace for everyone.
To our dear Stan Lee, you have brought many joy to us and you are just an amazing person in general. It’s sad that you have to leave us so soon. We shall live on your legacy.
(trying to sound professional even though I’m not