As a writer and editor, Lee was the key to Marvel's ascending into a comic book tune in the 1960's when, in collaboration with artists such as Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he created superheroes that would include generations of young readers.
"He felt obligation for his supporters to continue to create," said his daughter JC Lee in a statement to Reuters. "He loved his life and loved what he did for a living. His family loved him and his fans loved it. It was impractical."
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He was not talking about the cause of Lee's death but the famous TMZ news website announced that an ambulance was named to the home of Lee Hills Hollywood early on Monday and had died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Americans were familiar with superheroes before Lee, partly thanks to the Superman 1938 launch by Detective Comics, the company that would become Comics DC, Marvel's archiving.
Lee was credited extensively adding a new layer of complexity and humanity to superheroes. His characters were not made of stone – even if they seemed to have shaded from granite. They had concerns of love and money and suffered from tragic defects or feelings of uncertainty.
"I felt it would be fun to learn a little about their private lives, their personalities and show that they were human as well as surface," Lee told NPR News in 2010.
He had help in designing the superheroes but he took full ownership of his / her promotion.
His creatures included Spider-Man, the young man on the web, the muscle binding Hulk, outside of the X-Men, the Four Fantastic close & & 39 ; r inventor player player player Tony Stark, better known in Iron Man.
Dozens of Marvel Comics films were produced, with almost all of the main characters that Lee had produced in the first 21st century decades, grossing over $ 20 billion in theaters around the world, according box office analysts.
Spider-Man is one of the most successful licensed characters ever and has grown by the edge of New York as a great wind in Macy's Thanksgiving Day.
Lee, as a hand employed in Marvel, received a limited refund on the unexpectedly by her characters.
In the 1998 agreement, a 10% share clause of films and TV shows with Marvel characters. In 2002, he won to claim his share, months after the movie theaters "Spider-Man". In a legal settlement three years later, he received a one-time payment of $ 10 million.
Hollywood studios made superheroes in the cornerstone of their film production strategy and relied on a large profit from block gaps. Some people assumed, as a result, that Lee's wealth has increased. He argued that.
"I do not have $ 200 million. I do not have $ 150 million. I do not have $ 100 million or not close to that," Lee said at the Playboy magazine in 2014. After growing up in the Big Depression, Lee added said he was "happy enough to have a nice payment package and be treated well."
In 2008, Lee won the National Arts Medal, the highest government award for creative artists.
Lee was born as Stanley Martin Lieber in New York on December 28, 1922, a Jewish immigrant son of Romania. At the age of 17, he became a boy at Timely Comics, the company that would evolve to Marvel. The post was assisted by an internal connection, his uncle, according to Lee's autobiography "Excelsior!"
Soon, Lee won writing and promotional duties. He wrote the stories of the West and romance, as well as superhero legends, and he often wrote standing on the port of the Long Island, New York, a home that he shared with a wife, actor Joan Lee, who married in 1947 and died in 2017.
The couple had two children, born Joan Celia in 1950 and Jan Lee who died within three days of his birth in 1953.
In 1961 saw Lee's successor, the success of a competitive promoter with cap breeders and told Lee to dream up on a superhero team.
Read at the time comics feelings were a dead end career. But his wife encouraged him to put him another shot and create the complex characters he wanted, even if he had led to his extinguishment.
The result was the Four Fantastic. She was attractive Mr. Fantastic, his future wife, Invisible Woman, her brother of the Human Torch and the strong force of The Thing. They were a particular but unfortunate family.
"Stan's characters were always superheroes who had some humanity or lack," said Shirrel Rhoades, former executive vice president of Marvel and a publisher in the mid-1990s.
"As iconic as Superman, he's considered Boy Scout. He does not have any real shortcomings," said Rhoades. "Although you take Spider-Man, children know with him because he has had their problems as they did. He was suffering from a great distress."
Lee included his artists in the process of creating the story and even the characters themselves, in what was called "Marvel Method". Some critics led Lee to take credit for ideas that were not entirely self-evident.
He described his creative process to Reuters outlining how he came up with Thor's character, the god tunnel borrowed from Norwegian mythology.
"I was trying to think of something that would be quite different," he said. "What could be more and even more powerful than the Hulk? And I said why it's not legendary?"
In order to give more Thor's rhetoric fraud, Lee gave him a styled dialogue after the Bible and Shakespeare.
In the case of Tony Stark-Iron Man, he was based on the industrialist Howard Hughes, Lee told interviewees.
Lee became Marvel's publisher in 1972. He went on to the lecture tour, and moved to Los Angeles in 1980 and followed opportunities for his characters in films and television.
Through all that, he kept in touch with supporters, writing a column of the name "Stan's Soapbox" which often slipped in his sentence phrase "" Nuff Said "or # 39 ; r signs "Excelsior! "In his later years, he gave regular updates through Twitter.
"Stan was a character. He was a character as much as anyone who ever created," said Rhoades. "He created himself, in a way."
He also made dancers in most Marvel films, removing a girl away from waste in 2002 in "Spider-Man" and served as an emcee in a strip club in 2016 in "Deadpool."
Walt Disney Marvel Entertainment Co bought in 2009 for $ 4 billion in agreement to expand a list of Disney characters, with the most iconic ones being Lee's handicapped.
By that time, Lee had all the ways with Marvel after he was made an emeritus chairman of the company. But even in his 80s and 90s, Lee was new projects, running a company of the POW name! Entertainment.
"His inheritance will not only combine his characters, but the way in which he helped build the culture that the comics have come, which are quite significant , "said Robert Thompson, a pop culture specialist at Syracuse University.