Stan Lee death: Stars pay tribute to Marvel's 'creative genius'

Legendary Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee has died

Stan Lee Dead — Marvel Boss Was 95

Born Stanley Martin Lieber, the New York City native co-created Spider-Man, Hulk, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Daredevil, Doctor Strange and a host more heroes.

Stephens says Stan Lee, even after his time at Marvel, pushed to assert comic books as a legitimate form of art.

Ryan Reynolds, who plays Deadpool in Marvel's X-Men franchise, shared a picture of Lee's cameo in the latest "Deadpool" movie.

The Associated Press reported that a family lawyer had confirmed the death of the creator of Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk on Monday morning.

"I always wrote for myself", Lee told the Hollywood Reporter.

Of all the superheroes he created, Lee said he could identify with Iron Man the most, but loved all of them as his own children.

"I do have brothers, I have a dad, so I have men in my life and it's something we can do together and everybody can do together", Shinabarger said.

In his later years, Lee suffered from numerous medical and legal issues. TMZ spoke to Lee's daughter, J.C. Lee was 95 years old.

Films under the Marvel banner from Disney, 20th Century Fox, Sony and other studios have made roughly $30 billion globally, according to Comscore.

Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who can't wait to be in the theater when Stan Lee shows up in Avengers 4 so he, and the entire theater, can give him a standing ovation.

That regular guy with his realism in his writing is what inspired Pulliam to buy a comic book store. He sued the company in 2002 for royalties he said he was owed for the first "Spider-Man" movie. At age 95, his legacy extended deep throughout not only comic books themselves but also film and TV that has endured through decades and cinematic phases with no signs of slowing.

"His greatest legacy will be not only the co-creation of his characters but the way he helped to build the culture that comics have become, which is a pretty significant one", said Robert Thompson, a pop culture expert at Syracuse University. They were filled with valuable lessons that normal people, not just superheroes could make a difference, and that we should stand up for those in need and not just for ourselves.

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