Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee has died at 95
Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized comic books and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.
Stan Lee at the 23rd annual Producers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 21, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. [Photo: AP]
According to Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee's daughter, J.C. Lee, Lee was declared dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
As the top writer at Marvel Comics and later as its publisher, Lee was widely considered the architect of the contemporary comic book. He revived the industry in the 1960s by offering the costumes and action craved by younger readers while insisting on sophisticated plots, college-level dialogue, satire, science fiction, and even philosophy.
In this Oct. 20, 2016 file photo, Stan Lee arrives at the premiere of "Doctor Strange" in Los Angeles. A judge has found that an attorney who had obtained an elder-abuse restraining order on behalf of Lee does not in fact represent him. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Pro Tem Ruth Kleman said that she did not recognize Tom Lallas as Lee's lawyer, and dissolved the temporary restraining order against Lee's former personal adviser Keya Morgan. [Photo: AP]
Millions responded to the unlikely mix of realistic fantasy, and many of his characters, including Spider-Man, the Hulk and X-Men, went on to become stars of blockbuster films. Recent projects he helped make possible range from the films "Avengers: Infinity War," ''Black Panther" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" to such TV series as "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" and "Daredevil."
On this, Studio+ host Ryan Price talked to Keven Geiger, a transmedia producer also a former Disney animator to review Stan Lee's influence. Studio+ is a two hour daily talk show produced by China Plus. (Liu Min also contributed to the interview)