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Just three days before this issue of Empire was due at the printers, the sad news broke. The godfather of comic books, the man without whom we wouldn’t have the modern cinematic universe, had died. Stan Lee, it was announced, had left this earth at the age of 95. As the tributes poured in, the Empire team gathered to share their own. He left an indelible print on all of us: his imagination, his energy, his spirit, his optimism, his heart. He didn’t just shape our childhoods, but our adulthoods too. He’s why we still believe in magic; in the transformative, transcendent power of stories. He was, quite simply, one of the greatest storytellers who ever lived. And we remember the life, career and legacy of the master of the Marvel Universe in a 22-page special starting on p11.