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Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee dead at 95

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Robert Iger, Disney chairman and CEO, said in the essay that “Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, and to connect. The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart.”

Lee’s work creating characters for Marvel spanned the 1960s and into the early 1970s. But Lee was still involved with the production of the films based on his comics, and regularly made brief, tongue-in-cheek cameos within the movies.

He became known for imbuing in his heroes the sort of flaws that were rarely visible among other comic-book protagonists, such as jealousy, pride and even financial constraints.

His voice often extended beyond the comic panel, as well, notably in his monthly “Stan’s Soapbox” column.

Lee was also a World War II veteran, having served in the signal corps. His official Twitter account’s last post commemorated Veterans Day.

Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk, who has mentioned his interest in visual arts in the past, also paid tribute to Lee.

Asked on Imagala.com in 2014 if comic-book films were over-saturating Hollywood, Lee said, “Oh, I don’t think it’s enough.”

“I think that they’ll just go on as long as we come up with good stories for them,” he added.

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