We Are a Puddle of Tears After Watching Marvel Studios' Tribute to Stan Lee

“There will never be a world without Stan Lee. He’s the heart of the Marvel Universe.”

We all said goodbye to a true superhero this week and Marvel Studios is paying tribute with a touching video that celebrates the legacy he leaves behind. The tribute — posted on Tuesday from Marvel Entertainment’s official YouTube page — features footage of Lee throughout the years, as well as interviews with those who are part of the Marvel Comics brand.

Lee, who died at age 95 on Monday, co-created some of the most well-known comic heroes in the world and was one of the most influential voices in the comic book industry. Working with various artists, including frequent partner Jack Kirby, Lee co-created characters such as the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and more. As the tribute explains, Lee’s comic creations did more than just introduce exciting characters and storylines to Marvel Comics.

“Stan’s best creation was always Stan,” executive editor Tom Brevoort explains. “Stan . . . was somehow able to tap into his own larger-than-life, self-effacing, and self-aggrandizing at the same time personality.”

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