In 2006 Marvel commemorated his 65 years with the company by publishing a series of comics starring Lee meeting many of his co-creations including Spider-Man, Doctor Strange and Silver Surfer. When you did Mallrats with us, you not only made a lifelong fan's dream come true, you also lent me comic book credibility that I still get to spend today.
Stan Lee changed the world after he decided he was done, and now the world will never, ever be done with Stan Lee.
Stan Lee, the man who created the X-Men, the Avengers and Black Panther died on Monday.
Then I got a job actually working in comics journalism, a career path that I stayed on for nearly a decade. But his wife urged him to give it one more shot and create the complex characters he wanted to, even if it led to his firing.
'For years, kids have been asking me what's the greatest superpower. He found Kirby's early sketches of Peter Parker to be too handsome and confident, so he turned to another artist, Steve Ditko, who came up with the character's unique look.
In its heyday, Marvel sold 50 million copies a year.
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Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee has died.
But in that moment at the cocktail party, it's not Lee's stories that are inspiring to me, but Lee himself.
While turning his attention to film and television in later years, he remained chairman emeritus of Marvel, which was bought by Walt Disney Co.in 2009 for more than $4 billion.
"A super hero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, and to connect", said Iger. "The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart". Many movies have been created and others are in the works using his famed heroes. But as many of his characters leaped onto the silver screen they helped Marvel and Lee reach an even wider audience across the globe with the timeless battles between good versus evil touching on social justice issues of the real world as well.
In a 2002 interview, when asked whether he believed in god, Lee replied: "Well, let me put it this way". You dreamed up some of my favorite modern myths and created characters that instilled in me a moral barometer, teaching me right from wrong and showing me it's always better to be a hero instead of a villain. "Other men, they're excited they're going to go out and play golf".
Lee began his comic career in 1939 with Timely Publications, a job he secured with the help of his uncle, and was charged with refilling artists' inkwells and running errands for Timely staff.
A voracious reader, Lee graduated at 17 from DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx.
"Stan's characters were always superheroes that had a certain amount of humanity about them or a flaw", said Shirrel Rhoades, a former executive vice president of Marvel and its publisher in the mid-1990s.
Stan Lee addresses fans at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 in Los Angeles.
Chris Evans, who plays Captain America wrote: "There will never be another Stan Lee". He is a well-known writer, editor, and publisher of Marvel Comics through which he made his creations known to the people.
In 1980, he became creative head of Marvel Productions in Hollywood and developed films based on Marvel characters. However, his cameos go beyond just Marvel movies.