Tragic news, everyone.
It grieves me to announce, that apparently Stanley Martin Lieber - or as we all popularly know him, "Stan Lee" - is dead at age 95.
The cause of death has not yet been announced.
This is in some ways to be expected... in fact I am impressed by the fact that he lived to the age he did... but at the same time, it's a very heartbreaking bit of news.
This man is, to me, and to many many other people around the world, one of the most important creators in the twentieth century.
He, with great artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, among many other talents, revitalized superhero fiction in the 1960s with such wonderful characters as The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, the Avengers... and many more besides.
Besides those original comics, he also added a lot of fun to the Marvel movies of the past decade or two with his beloved cameos in many of them.
And even beyond his roles in the four-color page or on the silver s