FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFTA) — A local comic store owner is paying tribute to Stan Lee, the man who created much of the Marvel Universe.
Lee, who died Monday at the age of 95, created some the greatest superheroes in the world of comic books, including Spider-Man, Black Panther and Iron Man, which are now staples of the film industry.
Lee’s dynamic writing and legendary creations inspired countless true believers.
Alan Adair is a true believer and the owner of Rock Bottom Books in Fayetteville.
He remembers lee as a master storyteller.
“Man’s always told stories of gods and heroes and monsters fighting and going back to the cave man days. This modern version that we see today of storytelling of these fantastic heroes and giants and monsters is a modern version of that, and Stan completely understood that,” Adair said.
Lee published his first work in 1941 — a filler story in a Captain America comic.
Lee’s legendary run began in the 1960s when he co-created a slew of iconic characters, including the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Thor, Dr. Strange and the X-Men.