Lee, who died on Monday, even popped up in a superhero movie from rival DC Comics earlier this year with a turn in Teen Titans Go!
"For him to kind of see that come full circle was awesome and something I'll cherish with me for the rest of my life", Jordan said.
"You were the first creator whose voice I knew before I'd ever actually heard it", Smith wrote. "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". They were, no exaggeration, my only friends. I find the more you analyze, the more you get away from spontaneity.
At the time, Lee felt comics were a dead-end career. I feel that if you're able to entertain people, you're doing a good thing'.
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Comic Book Legend Stan Lee Dead at 95
Lee's superhero creations have been featured in some of the highest-grossing movies of all time, raking in billions of dollars. THR spoke with a source that said Lee died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles .
He stepped away from comic book writing in 1972 to focus on publishing. He's been the constant. If you work in a school in the PRC, you've probably taught more than one youngster sporting an X-Men T-shirt or carrying a Spiderman lunchbox. Born on December 28, 1922 in NY, he opted to use Stan Lee as a pseudonym for what he thought would be his "lesser works" in the comic book world. He was just everywhere.
'I try to take the superhero and put him in as normal a world as possible, and the contrast between him and his power and the normal world is one of the things that make the stories colorful and believable and interesting'.
She describes herself as being a "hyper at-risk teen from foster care" and in the X-Men, one of Lee's creations, she saw her personal story. His legacy is with me, physically, every day. The comic was titled "Captain America Foils The Traitor's Revenge", and that was the first time he used the name Stan Lee.
"I never thought that Spider-Man would become the worldwide icon that he is". I look at how playing these Avengers, a team Lee co-created with Jack Kirby, has catapulted actors like Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo onto the A-list - and how they use that fame to advocate for actual superheroic justice.
Nearly as famous as his Marvel superheroes, Lee was known for bringing complex emotional life to cartoon characters.
Sidharth Malhotra: Farewell Stan Lee. It was his idea to do superheroes the way he wanted to do them, to show them not as gods but as flawed people. Your characters represented us: yes, they had extraordinary, unbelievable abilities, but they were also reflections of a world we knew, where a Spider-Man is really just a boy who wants to help.