Stan Lee, the creative mastermind behind the Marvel comic books, has died aged 95.
He was responsible for iconic characters including Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Black Panther and The Fantastic Four.
Marvel became the world’s most popular publisher of comic books, and the basis for a long series of Hollywood blockbusters based on the characters, including The Avengers movies, in which Lee made cameo appearances.
Lee’s final years had been turbulent with a court battle between his family and a former manager.
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