One of my all time heroes who I was thrilled and privileged to meet on several occasions in England and in the States. Always effusive, entertaining and infectiously positive like the Marvel Universe he created.
In the early 1960s, working for Marvel Comics he created the Fantastic Four as a rival to DCs Justice League and the success of this comic book allowed him free reign to create a plethora of characters including Spider-Man, the Hulk, the X-Men and the Avengers. Characters that now dominate the worlds entertainment media.
Like his contemporaries, Gene Roddenberry and George Lucas, he was a visionary who saw only hope for the future of humanity.
He was indisputably, indefatigably, indubitably, THE MAN.