Monday, November 12, 2018
RIP: Stan Lee Is Dead at 95; Superhero of Marvel Comics
"Under Mr. Lee, Marvel transformed the comic book world by imbuing its characters with the self-doubts and neuroses of average people, as well an awareness of trends and social causes and, often, a sense of humor.
"In humanizing his heroes, giving them character flaws and insecurities that belied their supernatural strengths, Mr. Lee tried “to make them real flesh-and-blood characters with personality,” he told The Washington Post in 1992.
“That’s what any story should have, but comics didn’t have until that point,” he said. “They were all cardboard figures.”
-- from https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/obituaries/stan-lee-dead.html