Remembering Marvel Icon Stan Lee

At his last Canadian convention appearance, Stan Lee responded to emotional fans who lauded him for making them better people, and for making the world a better place.

Valhalla welcomed Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee to its ranks on November 12th, 2018 after 95 glorious years on Earth as a remarkable comic-book creator, writer, editor, publisher, producer, actor, WWII veteran, husband, father and humanitarian. He joins his beloved wife Joan and leaves behind his extended family of mourning fans worldwide. His impact on popular culture cannot be understated.

Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber on December 28th, 1922) was the iconic former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. In collaboration with several artists including Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he created Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, Thor, the X-Men and many other original characters — introducing a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books. In addition, Lee challenged the comics’ industry’s censorship organization, the Comics Code Authority, forcing it to reform its policies. He subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation. Lee was inducted into the comic book industry’s Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995. He received a National Medal of Arts in 2008. In 2011, Stan Lee was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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