Stan Lee, the godfather of Marvel Comics whose cast of characters such as Spider-Man, the Hulk and the X-Men were beloved by millions of readers for decades before becoming a multibillion-dollar movie empire that dominated box offices in the 21st century, has died. He was 95.
Lee’s representative, Dawn Miller, confirmed he died Monday in Los Angeles.
Born Stanley Martin Lieber on Dec. 28, 1922, in New York City, Lee started his career as an office assistant at Timely Comics in 1939. As a teen, Lee said he was working odd jobs to help his parents pay the bills, when he heard about the position.
“I must’ve been the only one who applied because I got the job, and I thought it would be a temporary job,” Lee said in 2011. “I had never thought of writing comics.”
Biracial actress Zendaya was cast as Peter Parker’s love interest Mary Jane in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. The announcement led to the contempt of many fans who believe Spidey’s future wife should be played by a white actress with red hair. But do you know who isn’t outraged? Spider-Man and Mary Jane’s creator, Stan Lee. Continue reading →
Some sad news has arrived for all of you east coast True Believers out there…Perhaps one of the biggest reasons that we have fan conventions in general, Stan Lee will be making his last appearance at New York Comic-Con ever this year, the convention announced recently on their site. There’s no official reason why Lee has marked this year to be his last for the convention, though since the man is now 93 years old, I imagine traveling every year across the country to New York may sound a bit less appealing the older he gets. Continue reading →
Attention, fanboys: Fan Expo Canada has announced that Stan Lee’s bow at the September event in Toronto will officially be the Marvel Comics legend’s last Canadian appearance.
We’re assured the 93-year-old creator of X-Men, Spider-Man, Iron Man, et al. is in good health. Indeed, he makes for a lively Postmedia Network exclusive phone interview, talking from Los Angeles about his farewell tour. Continue reading →
He is the creator of numerous superheroes. He has brought joy and excitement to comic book readers all around the world. In various superhero movies over the years, his cameos have lightened up the scenes and sometimes surprises movie-goers. Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are thrilled to officially present the sixth scale collectible figure of this living legend – Stan Lee!
The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Stan Lee. It features a newly developed head sculpt, meticulously sculpted hands and arms, finely tailored outfit, a director’s chair, detailed accessories, and figure stand.
True believers, your superhero collection will not be complete without this legend. ‘Nuff said. Continue reading →