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Stan Lee, superhero of comics

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When bookseller Kenny Chan heard of the death of his hero, Marvel comics creator Stan Lee, the cry that came to mind was: "Excelsior no more!"

"Excelsior", a Latin word meaning "ever upward", was the catchphrase of Lee, the man behind Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk and countless other superheroes, who died at age 95 on Monday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 14, 2018, with the headline 'Stan Lee, superhero of comics'. Print Edition | Subscribe