Stan Lee: Dead at 95
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Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber; December 28, 1922 â€“ November 12, 2018) was an American comic book writer, editor, and publisher. He was the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and later its publisher and chairman, leading its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.
In collaboration with several artistsâ€”particularly Jack Kirby and Steve Ditkoâ€”he co-created fictional characters including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, andâ€”with his brother, co-writer Larry Lieberâ€”the characters Ant-Man, Iron Man, and Thor. In doing so, he pioneered a more complex approach to writing superheroes in the 1960s, and in the 1970s challenged the standards of the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to it updating its policies.