Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee Dies at 95

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With the announcement of Stan Lee’s passing in Los Angeles, November 12 marked a sad day for comic book fans worldwide. Lee had a key role in developing the Marvel Comics empire with characters like Spider-Man, Black Panther, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, and many others. The Marvel editor, writer, and publisher was beloved for his creations—but also for creating characters that were notably different and often flawed. The X-Men, mutants who were exiled to their own solitary lives because of public fear, mirrored countless issues in American culture since they were introduced in 1963. Whereas Spider-Man, who first gets his powers as a teenager, reflected the complications of passing great responsibility to a young adult.

Though Lee has passed, he leaves behind many great stories that are being continued to this day. Take a look at some of Lee’s contributions and some new Marvel tales below.

Stan Lee: The Man Behind Marvel

The Amazing Spider-Man Fights Substance Abuse

Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet

The Uncanny X-Men. Volume 1

Author: Tyler Kane

Tyler Kane works in the Collection Services Department as Centralized Selection Librarian selecting popular materials for all JDL Libraries Tyler has also written for Paste Magazine, New York's Village Voice and Detroit's Metro Times.

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