Comics icon Stan Lee dies at 95

To call Stan Lee a "comic book creator" grossly understates his contribution.

click to enlarge While others — like Sal Buscema — have drawn Spider-Man, Stan Lee's nuanced character makes Peter Parker all Stan Lee. - Sal Buscema; photo, Cathy Salustri
Sal Buscema; photo, Cathy Salustri
While others — like Sal Buscema — have drawn Spider-Man, Stan Lee's nuanced character makes Peter Parker all Stan Lee.

Just six weeks shy of his 96th birthday, Stan Lee has died.

Lee, known for... well, hell, pretty much everything Spider-Man and Marvel and amazing and perfect with comics... died at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

When Lee began creating comics, he changed the game for character development, adding dimension and humanity to his superheroes, making them truly super. His nuanced characters and villains added dimension and tension to the Marvel Universe — and, by extension, the universe. 

Stan Lee last appeared in Tampa just over a year ago, at the September 2017 MegaCon.


About The Author

Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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