Stan Lee, the creator of such characters as Spider-Man, X-Men, Thor, Iron Man and more, has died at 95.
Lee was the writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics since 1939.
Lee, who created or co-created the Incredible Hulk, Black Panther, the Fantastic Four and other characters, died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“I used to think what I did was not very important,” he told the Chicago Tribune in April 2014. “People are building bridges and engaging in medical research, and here I was doing stories about fictional people who do extraordinary, crazy things and wear costumes. But I suppose I have come to realize that entertainment is not easily dismissed.”