It is always and ever “Excelsior!” when it comes to Stan Lee.
The comic book auteur is being honored by his alma mater in the Bronx with a mural depicting some of his greatest creations
The Hulk, Spider-Man, Black Panther and Lee himself are all there in the colorful painting, which was recently unveiled at DeWitt Clinton High School, where Lee graduated in 1939.
Lee, who was raised in the Bronx and began editing comics in 1941, died in November at the age of 95.
He is perhaps most remembered for Spider-Man, whose alter-ego Peter Parker grew up in Queens, later lived in Chelsea and worked as a news photographer for the Daily Bugle.
Aside from his “Excelsior” catchphrase, his most well-known saying came from Parker’s Uncle Ben: “With great power comes great responsibility.”