Many people found their inspiration in the pages of Marvel Comics, and would tell you in their own words how Stan "The Man" was responsible for helping them get to where they are today.
The "X-Men" star (aka Wolverine) revealed to host Stephen Colbert how he was once embarrassingly snubbed by the entire 300-strong press pack on a Comic-Con red carpet because Lee was also in attendance - and everyone wanted to speak with and photograph him.
These characters eventually went on to star in lucrative movies, TV shows, and video games, and were the basis for action figures, statues, and all manner of merchandise. To this day, Image titles are owned by the writers and artists who created them, not the publisher, which is why it's become home to such beloved and critically acclaimed comics as The Walking Dead, Saga, Monstress, and more.
He stepped away from comic book writing in 1972 to focus on publishing.
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"For my pal who asked, this "UPDATE: I just heard about Stan Lee, he will be so missed". He also struggled with vision issues and had revealed in 2016 he could no longer read the comics he created.
Lee and Gene Colan co-created the first Captain Marvel that debuted in December 1967.
Lee is considered as one of the most legendary names in the history of comic books and the leading creative force behind the rise of Marvel Comics. Lee appeared in cameo roles in the Marvel Films and his last appearance was in "Avengers - Age of Ultron".
As mentioned, Stan made several appearances on television and movies in an animated form but the Big Hero 6 appearance had some of the best animation. "Every time you open a Marvel comic, Stan will be there", according to the statement.
Propelled by his massively popular and influential work at Marvel, Lee became an icon known across the world thanks to his glowing personality, sharp wit, and warm sense of humor, instantly recognizable in his signature aviators tightly trimmed mustache.
"I work at a comic book store".
Lee's wife of almost 70 years, Joan, died in 2017.