The prevailing voice of the aptly named Marvel franchise has been stilled.
The escapades of roguish superheroes including The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Doctor Strange and Spider-Man have been thrilling audiences in print and on the screen for years. Marvel Studios, the film company that puts out movie adaptations of the Marvel stories, has created four of the top-grossing films of all time with its “Avengers” series.
Stan Lee, the man behind these immensely popular characters and their astounding adventures, has died in Los Angeles at age 95.
Many have taken to social media to mourn the loss and celebrate his extraordinary contributions:
There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!!
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 12, 2018