What a pity! In a world deprived of flesh and blood heroes, someone who created unforgettable real-life superheroes has left us. Stanley Martin Lieber-Stan Lee- father of the X-Men, Black Panther, The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Thor, The Increible Hulk, Daredevil, among many others, has died at 95. The interesting thing about his characters is that they were far from perfect. They were flawed, which made them unique and more believable. When describing his craft, he used to say: “It´s like playing a game. Some people like to play cards, some people like to play golf, I like to play coming up with ideas for movies or books or whatever. That’s fun.” “I´ve tried to write stories that everybody and anybody would enjoy. I´ve tried to make them understandable enough, and exciting or suspenseful or interesting enough for youngsters to hold their interest, and I’ve tried to make them hopefully intelligent enough for older people.” I also heard him say: ”You know: I guess one person can make a difference. Enough said.” He surely made it, and will be greatly missed. Adieu…

Published on Buenos Aires Times