Writers and artists in Singapore mourn the passing of comic book legend Stan Lee

Stan Lee dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at the movie box office. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
A Captain America impersonator pays tribute to Stan Lee at the Walk of Fame star in memory of comic book writer, publisher and editor on Nov 12, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
Tributes left on Stan Lee's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov 12, 2018. PHOTO: AFP
Flowers and mementos left by fans of late Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee on his Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, on Nov 12, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS
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SINGAPORE - When bookseller Kenny Chan heard of the passing 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 aged 95 on Monday (Nov 12).

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