News: ‘Stan Lee Is Dead at 95; Superhero of Marvel Comics’

Do you have any favorite Marvel comic books, movies or characters? Chances are that Stan Lee, who died Monday at age 95, had a hand in creating them.

Comprehension: Watch the video and answer the questions.

• Why was reading so important to Mr. Lee? • What were some of the books and authors he read as a child? • How did these books and authors influence his writing and work at Marvel Comics?

Writing Exercise:

Pick one character that Mr. Lee helped create and write about how and why this hero or villain made a lasting impression on you. You can see a list of some of his most popular characters below.

Heroes created by Stan Lee

  • Ant-Man

  • Ancient One

  • Avengers

  • Beast

  • Black Panther

  • Black Widow

  • Captain Marvel

  • Cyclops

  • Daredevil

  • Doctor Strange

  • Fantastic Four

  • Groot

  • Hawkeye

  • Hulk

  • Human Torch

  • Iceman

  • Invisible Woman

  • Iron Man

  • Jean Grey

  • Mister Fantastic

  • Nick Fury

  • Professor X

  • Quicksilver

  • Scarlet Witch

  • Spider-Man

  • Thing

  • Thor

  • Wasp

  • X-Men

Villains created by Stan Lee

  • Doctor Doom

  • Doctor Octopus

  • Green Goblin

  • Kaecilius

  • Kingpin

  • Loki

  • Magneto

  • Sandman

  • Vulture

  • Whiplash

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