Comic book legend Stan Lee has passed away at 95 years of age. He was the co-founder and editor-in-chief at Marvel Comics and responsible for the co-creation of many well-known superheroes such as Spider-Man, Fantastic Four and X-Men.

The loss of Lee is rather significant to the video game industry as his creations have been transformed into more than 100 video games over the past 36 years. His characters first graced Nintendo's systems way back in the late 1980s with the appearance of the X-Men series on the NES. A year later, the famous web-slinger made his way onto the Game Boy.

Thanks to Stan's creative mind, Marvel has teamed up with various video game publishers and developers over the years - leading to special cross-overs such as the Marvel Vs. Capcom series. In the early 2000s The Hulk was released on the GameCube, and more recently Marvel's iconic superheroes joined forces with Warner Bros. and TT Games to produce a number of LEGO-themed titles.

The Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company said Lee was and will always be a "superhero in his own right".

[via marvel.com]