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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

 

The legendary Stan Lee has passed away at age 95, THR reports. This is the man without whom there would be no Marvel Cinematic Universe and without whom there would arguably not have been any current age of superhero films, which largely revolves around many of his own creations.

There are few men out there who could be called true legends, but it goes without saying that Stan Lee, the writer, editor, and publisher responsible for the creation of such characters Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and countless others, is one of them. He has created a whole age of proud geeks and storytellers, and the world is certainly changed for the better because of his being in it.

Sadly, Lee’s wife Joan passed away in July of last year, and since then, there have been rumors of elder abuse, in addition to his suing his ex-business manager. Though regardless of what problems he had going on near the end of his life, he’ll be remembered for the work he put on the page — work that made its way onto the big screen in a way no one could have possibly imagined.

Of course, as a film geek, my mind immediately goes to his film work, more specifically the obligatory cameos he made in almost every single Marvel project to date. It’ll be sad when he graces the screen for his final cameo, which may fittingly be Avengers 4 (though there is a chance that he managed to make it to the set of Spider-Man: Far From Home as well).

Which character of Lee’s do you love most? Let us know your thoughts down below.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.