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Remembering Stan Lee, and the World He Created

Stan Lee, legendary creator of the Marvel comics universe, died on Monday at the age of 95, leaving an imaginative legacy that meant (and will mean) much to many. He is remembered below as storyteller, savior, and unlikely pen pal.

My Son, Stan Lee’s Pen Pal
by Rion Amilcar Scott


Stan Lee, the Would-Be Novelist Who Created Worlds
by Tyler Malone


Spider-Man in the UK: The Hero I Needed
by Nikesh Shukla

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