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Stan Lee: A Hero In our Eyes

After Avengers Infinity war, we weren’t expecting another tragedy so soon. On November 12, 2018 Stan Lee, one of the creators of Marvel Comics, sadly passed away. Stan Lee was 95, so it was not a shock to most people when his death was announced. Some didn’t even realize he was that old because he was so involved with all the Marvel Movies.

“It was pretty quick, I only thought he was around 75, but he was actually 95 I guess,” said freshman Ethan Phister.

Stan Lee was a man who affected the lives of so many different people. For some, he inspired them with the creations of his characters. For example Iron Man, The Hulk, Spiderman, Black Widow, and so many other Marvel characters that you see on the screen and in comic books.

For other people, he inspires them with his words and his outstanding outlook on the world. Stan Lee has always advocated for what he thought was right in the world, through his comics and through his words.

“I have always included minority characters in my stories, often as heroes. We live in a diverse society — in fact, a diverse world, and we must learn to live in peace and with respect for each other,” said Stan Lee.

In most of the Marvel movies, you can see cameos by Stan Lee. Whether it’s a pizza man or just a man in an apartment window. The question people are now asking is whether Marvel will continue his cameos digitally or if they will give him a tribute in the upcoming movies.

Marvel is known for keeping superheroes alive and for bringing them back to life, will this be the same case for Stan Lee?

Alive or dead, Stan Lee will continue to impact our lives for many more movies years to come. Just like any good superhero, he’s never truly gone.