Legendary Comic-Book Writer and Core Creator of the Marvel Universe, Stan Lee Has Died at 95

TMZ is reporting heartbreaking news this afternoon that genius comic book creator Stan Lee has passed away.  He was 95.  We will have more on this and a Eulogy later this evening, but for right now all of us at World’s Finest Geeks want to say R.I.P. to the master creator who created characters that have inspired us for our entire lives and will for decades going forward.

We’ll miss you, Stan.  Excelsior.

UPDATE, 11-12-18, 10:05 PM EST:

Today, the world lost a true legend.

Stan “The Man” Lee was the co-creator of a world of fantasy unlike any other author out there.  A universe in which real heroes faced real-life problems, which was a far cry from the God-like behemoths that fellow hero-creator DC was responsible for, years prior.

This is truly a staggering loss for those of us here at World’s Finest Geeks, but of course the world over.  Stan trended at the top of Twitter for the majority of the day since his death was announced.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen any other death effect so many true believers outside of perhaps, Michael Jackson, back in 2009.

Here is a statement from WFG’s own @MajorRon, who provided his first column for Veteran’s Day just last night:

“Sad to hear of the death of Stan Lee at the age of 95.  He was the creator of a galaxy of Marvel comic book superheroes.  Some of his best were:  Spiderman, Iron Man, Hulk and Fantastic Four.  He redefined superheroes who had flaws and doubts.  Many of his characters had human personalities and problems.  Rest in Peace Stan!”

Many of Hollywood’s elite, both involved and not involved in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, also tweeted out tributes to Stan, which we’ve compiled here.  But, I will start with the U.S. Army’s tweet about him, in which they thank him for service during World War II:


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