Stan Lee , author of comic - books and co - creator of some of the most iconic characters in the comics like Spider - Man , Iron Man or Hulk, died on November 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, at the age of 95. years according to the TMZ website .
It was the daughter of Stan Lee who revealed it to the American site: his father was rushed to the hospital on November 12 in the morning . Since the beginning of 2018, he suffered from various ailments and vision problems .
Born December 28, 1922 under the name of Stanley Martin Lieber, the giant will find illustrious cartoonists Jack Kirby ( missing in 1994 ) and Steve Ditko ( died June 29, 2018 ) with whom he had created characters like Spider - Man, The Fantastic Four , Hulk, the X - Men , the Avengers . . . in the early 60's creating the famous Marvel Universe and what is called the "Silver Age" of the publisher .
In the early 2000s, Stan Lee distances himself from Marvel, who is going through a serious financial crisis . He will found several companies including POW ! Entertainment, a production company that will work especially for . . . Marvel especially after 2010 and the acquisition of the publisher of comics by Disney . Again, things went awry, since the company was sold in 2017 to a Chinese group and Stan Lee sued its two directors for $ 1 billion in May 2018 .
Stan Lee had become a familiar face in the 2000s thanks to his many wink appearances in Marvel films