Armie Hammer Grief Polices Stan Lee Fans On Twitter

Oscar Cross
November 14, 2018

Actor Hugh Jackman honored the memory of Marvel Comics pioneer Stan Lee on Monday's "Late Show" with a amusing story about being inadvertently humbled by the "creative genius". Stan Lee was a pioneering force in the superhero universe.

Lee and Gene Colan co-created the first Captain Marvel that debuted in December 1967.

Born on December 28, 1922 to Jewish immigrants who migrated to the United States from Romania, Lee got that first assistant's job at age 17 at Timely Comics and began rising through the ranks.

This is one of the reasons why Marvel was loved by the college-going groups of readers, says comic historian Sean Howe in his book "Marvel Comics, The untold story".

'So, Stan, typically we try to get him out - he doesn't love to fly - so we try to get him out for his cameos around the same time, ' Russo told the BBC via

Americans were familiar with superheroes before Lee, in part thanks to the 1938 launch of Superman by Detective Comics, the company that would become DC Comics, Marvel's archrival. They are the foundation of Marvel Entertainment, which is now a multi-faceted company of which Marvel Comics is only one aspect of the business.

Stan Lee has been making cameo appearances in Marvel-related works since 1989. McFarlane and the others had resented editorial interference at Marvel, so they built Image around the idea of creative ownership.

He was, at different times, the editor-in-chief, publisher and chairman of Marvel and was one of the people who brought it from just a comic book press to the multimedia giant it is today. He's also made appearances in various comics, TV shows, and video games, ones made by Marvel and otherwise.

Lee's wife of almost 70 years, Joan, died in 2017. From the Avengers to Deadpool, every star has taken to social media to express their grief and admit that it's an end of the era!

There will never be another Stan Lee.

Stan Lee and his daughter, J.C. Lee, were working on a brand new superhero before he died, and she's vowing to push forward with the project.

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