Stan Lee passed away Monday morning at the age of 95, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Take five-minutes and appreciate your favorite comic book creators and share a story or two with your friends.
Born on December 28, 1922, Lee grew up in New York City. After graduating high school, he began working for Timely Comics, eventually moving from office work and routine tasks to writing comics.
Lee stopped working in the comics industry to serve 3 years in the military – from 1942 to 1945.
Following his time in the military, he teamed up with artist Jack Kirby and created the Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics, which was originally Timely Comics. After the success of Fantastic Four, Kirby and Lee created iconic characters such as Hulk, Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, and many others.
Lee was an icon, the face of the franchise, an innovator, and he will be missed.