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Comic Book Pioneer Stan Lee Passes Away At 95

Most of the time our news is happy and full new and exciting details of the nerd world. Though, with all good things, life is not always perfect. Today happens to be one of those times where our beautiful nerdy world isn’t so perfect.

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics pioneer, creator of all of our favorite characters like Spider-Man, The Avengers, and more, has passed away at the age of 95.

Now, as sad as this is, 95 is not a number be sad about. That’s plenty of life lived, and damn has his life been (pun intended) a marvelous one, not only for him, but for nerd and geek kind around the world.

While the cause of death is not known at this time, we feel like that doesn’t matter because we don’t want to diminish the value he has given to his life and the value his work has given nerd kind.

Lee’s life lives on in the form of his popular comic book creations for Marvel Comics, but it all started back when he began working in 1939 at age 18 for a company called Timely Comics. In 1961 the company changed its name to Marvel Comics and the rest is essentially history with Lee teaming up with Jack Kirby during this time to create The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, X-Men and the like that set the precedent of what comic books could be and should be. His characters weren’t just super, they had their flaws that made each hero an individual that readers could relate to, and in the way these heroes overcame adversity and the villains that preyed on those flaws, someone to look up to.

By no means is this an end of an era. By no means is this the end of seeing his creations capture our hearts and love for all things nerdy. By no means is the end of standard that is Excelsior.

Rest in peace Stan Lee. If it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t be trying to do what we are doing right now.