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– by Campbell Clark

It’s hard to completely gauge the impact that Stan Lee has had on this planet, but I don’t think it would be wrong to say that without Stan Lee the world would be a much duller place.

Stan Lee is the co-creator of most of the Marvel heroes we watch in droves on cinema screens across the world. Just as the world prepares to pounce on the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, whose title character also just happens to be Marvel and Stan Lee’s most famous creation, it is with sad heart that we report the death of Stan Lee’s Wife Joan at the age of 93.

After suffering a stroke, and being hospitalized earlier this week, Joan sadly passed away yesterday. Joan is survived by her husband Stan and their only daughter, Joan Celia. 

Joan Lee was a British hat-model before she married Stan Lee and even appeared as a voice actor in some of her Husband’s projects. She appeared in both the 90’s cartoon versions of Fantastic Four and The Amazing Spider-Man. Remember Madame Webb from Spider-Man? That was Joan Lee’s voice work.

Stan Lee was supposedly on the verge of quitting the comics business due to the kinds of stories he was being forced to write, which were just not exciting him or stretching him as a writer. He decided to write a story he really wanted before moving on, apparently encouraged by Joan to write something he was passionate about. The result was The Fantastic Four, Stan’s first superhero creation and the series that finally allowed Marvel to break DC’s hold on the superhero genre. Before long, Marvel comics and the creations dreamed up by Stan Lee and brought to life by the artists he worked with like Steve Ditko were outselling DC comics everywhere.

All of us here at LRM give our thoughts and condolences to Stan and his daughter during this tragic time.

Marvel gave the following statement:

We are so saddened to hear about the loss of Joan Lee. we lost a member of the Marvel family today and our thoughts and prayers go out to Stan and his daughter Joan in this difficult time.”

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