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Israel Remembers Stan Lee

Stan Lee, the revolutionary comic writer, died on November 12 at the age of 95. Lee is regarded as the founder of the modern comic genre.


In the 1960s, he revived comics by presenting his audience with a fresh line-up of heroes who were no longer so single-minded as those before them, but instead expressed complex character traits through satire, as well as philosophical and socio-critical dialogue.

Among his most famous characters are Spider-Man, the Hulk and the X-Men, who have remained favorites since their inception decades ago. Even in his later years, Stan Lee remained a mainstay on the film sets of Marvel Studios, which is owned by Disney and continues to bring his comics to the big screen, more often than not with tremendous success.

“I think everybody loves things that are bigger than life,” said Lee in a 2006 interview with the…