The Death of a Real Life Superhero


Sam Kveton, Staff Reporter

Comics have been around since the early 19th century, but they didn’t really become popular until the 1960’s. Today’s arguably most famous comic chain is Marvel Studios, co-created by the late Stan Lee, who passed away this week at age 95. Lee had many partners while creating the characters and stories we all know and love today. While Lee takes, and deserves most of the credit for Marvel’s success, he had help most famously from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. Lee and Ditko co-created who is arguably today’s most famous comic book character, “Spider-Man”. Though Marvel and the world were proud of Lee’s writing and success, he was proud of other things. Lee loved his fans, and he took the most pride in creating a community for the people that loved him back, creating what was later referred to as a “Fandom”. The writer made many cameos in his movies, shows, and even in his video games solely because he knew that his fans loved seeing him and he wanted to give them something to love. Though Marvel Studios is no longer Lee’s responsibility, he has left the company in good hands and fans are still excited to see what Marvel will have to bring us in the future.