'It hits hard': Saskatoon comic book artist pays homage to Stan Lee

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The comic book legend, who famously created numerous Marvel Universe's beloved superheroes, died on Monday at 95 years old.

Lee was reportedly rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he later died, according to TMZ. Cause of death is not known.

Both Gwyneth Paltrow and Brie Larson have deleted posts that seem rather tone-deaf to the passing of Lee. Lee revolutionized the comic world by creating Marvel Comics superheroes such as Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk. Stan Lee believed his universe of superheroes and super villains will keep on entertaining people around the globe, making his legacy eternal.

Under Lee's leadership, Marvel Comics introduced a generation of comic book readers to the African prince who rules a mythical and technologically advanced kingdom, the black ex-con whose brown skin repels bullets and the X-Men, and a group of heroes whose superpowers were as different as their cultural backgrounds. The characters all lived in a shared universe that mirrors our own, with most heroes residing in Lee's home of New York City.

Even though Marvel characters are more popular than DC characters on the big screen, and the pendulum swung in Marvel's favor in print and elsewhere under Stan's watch, he inspired everyone because his work and collaborations changed the game. While Marvel eventually grew beyond Lee, many credit his showmanship as a large reason for the company's initial growth and success. Spider-Man: Far From Home has made no indication of a Stan Lee cameo, while X-Men: Dark Phoenix has also remained dark on the topic. Entertainment, Lee created several new characters and stories. "We've been working on a character called Dirt Man". Through the course of his career, Lee would serve as publisher, president, chairman, editor-in-chief and, finally, chairman-emeritus of Marvel Comics. Although many know about the work he did, some parts of his life remain however unknown to the general public. The move was seen as a disrespectful dismissal to one of the company's founding fathers and Marvel's corporate leadership eventually signed Lee back on as a symbolic figurehead, cutting him a hefty seven-figure salary and participation on any profits made from TV and movie adaptations.

J.C. Lee also confirmed she is starting a foundation in her dad's honour.

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk wrote: "Rest in peace, Stan Lee".

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