HOLLYWOOD (NBC NEWS) – Stan Lee, the godfather of Marvel Comics, whose pitch of characters like Spider-Man, Hulk and X-Men…
HOLLYWOOD (NBC NEWS) – Stan Lee, the godfather of Marvel Comics, whose pitch of characters like Spider-Man, Hulk and X-Men were loved by millions of readers for decades before becoming a multibillion-dollar film empire that dominated box office in the 21st century, has died. He was 95.
Lees representative, Dawn Miller, confirmed that he died on Monday in Los Angeles.
Stanley Martin “Stan Lee” Lieber, born December 28, 1922 in New York, began his career as an office assistant at Early Comedian in 1939. As a teenager said Lee that he worked odd jobs to help his parents pay the bills when he heard about the position.
“I must have been the only one who applied for my job, and I thought it would be a temporary job,” Lee said in 2011. “I never thought about writing series.”
At that Lee said that the series was thought of as a kid’s novelty, but when time went on, it became increasingly interesting, and he continued to work in the field.
In the early 1960s, Timely Comics was replaced by Marvel Comics and in one try to compete with the DC Comics “hit title” Justice League of America, “Lee, along with the artist Jack Kirby, created Fantastic Four.
The following were comic book dynamos like Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk, Doctor S Trang and X-Men.
“What Stan did in the 60’s would really go out and evangelize, to be a PT Barnum or a Sol Hurok, a promoter of the fact that comics were not just a child’s medium and not just a dumb child’s medium, “Longtime comics author, executive and historian Paul Levitz told Vulture.”
In 1972 Lee rose to the top of Marvel Comics, named the company’s editor and published.
Lee became known for his dynamic copy and emphasis on social issues in series , making the media a favorite cornerstone of pop culture.
Series book creator Stan Lee turns out Spiderman as he sets out to be starred at Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on January 4, 2011. Chris Pizzello / AP File
After nearly 60 years of Marvel, Lee left to create his own media group, Stan Lee Media. He held a hand in Marvel, named the company president Emeritus.
But Stan Lee Media was short-lived and in In February 2001, the company filed for bankruptcy. In 2004, Stan “The Man” Lee was back in business with Pow Entertainment, where he continued to develop new characters and franchises.
Marvel got her second life with a number of movies and TV shows in the late 2000s through the 2010s. Lee served as executive producer of dozens of new Incarnations Incarnations. In almost all movies, Lee appeared in short roles to his fans.
Although he continued to work until the end of his life, Lee noted in his later years that he was struggling to enjoy the medium he used to bring joy to many millions of people.
“My view has been terrible and I can no longer read cartoon books,” he told the Radio Times in 2016. “” The printout is too small. Not just a comic book, but I can not read the newspaper or a novel or anything. I miss reading 100 percent. It’s my biggest miss in the world. “
The moment was a rare depiction for Lee, who continued to develop new superhero ideas in his 90’s. He even continued to charmed fans at meetings and greetings and wrote with his signature phrase,” Excelsior! “ Read Mrs Joan died of a stroke in July 2017.
The book is survived by a daughter, Joan Celia Lee.