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Stan Lee, former editor-in-chief, publisher, and chairman of Marvel Comics. The godfather who helped co-create the famous Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man and so many other superheroes, has died, aged 95. How did it all start? In the 1950s, the first superhero group Lee and artist Jack Kirby created together was the Fantastic Four, which was based on previous Kirby superhero team Challengers of the Unknown published by DC Comics. Read more for a video on Stan Lee before he was famous and additional information.
“Beginning in the 1960s, the irrepressible and feisty Lee punched up his Marvel superheroes with personality, not just power. Until then, comic book headliners like those of DC Comics were square and well-adjusted, but his heroes had human foibles and hang-ups; Peter Parker/Spider-Man, for example, fretted about his dandruff and was confused about dating. The evildoers were a mess of psychological complexity,” reports THR.