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STAN LEE: REMEMBERING A REAL-LIFE SUPERHERO

GOODBYE, STAN LEE

Stan Lee, the legendary Marvel Comics writer, and publisher, has died aged 95. The icon was responsible for characters including Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther, and the X-Men, making him a real-life superhero around the world, with millions of adoring fans. In this special edition of AppleMagazine, we look back on his impressive career and explore how his imaginative mind helped create one of the world’s most successful movie franchises.

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

Born Stanley Martin Lieber, Stan Lee started his career back in 1939, when he became an assistant at Timely Comics, a firm that would evolve into Marvel Comics by the 1960s. The job paid just $8 per week, and during his early years at the company, he was responsible for filling inkwells, proofreading, fetching lunches and finishing pages, before making his comic book debut two years later with the filler “Captain . During these early days, Lee also created characters such as Jack Frost and Father Time, and by late 1941, at just 19 years of age, he was made interim editor of the comic.

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