Then within the world of comics, Marvel's longtime rival DC Comics led the series of eulogies for Lee.
Lee also published several books, including "The Superhero Women" in 1977 and "How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way" the following year, when he was named publisher of the year by the Periodical and Book Association of America.
In 2002, Lee published an autobiography, Excelsior!
The legendary comic writer and film producer died aged 95, after a career developing entertainment's most famous personalities.
This is a breaking story, and Ars will continue to update this post as more information becomes available. Both characters were featured in animated TV series as well. He appeared in a surprise cameo in every single Marvel movie to date, and will even be appearing in Avengers 4 posthumously.
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The visit was planned for the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France - where USA war dead were being honored - because of rain. Addressing one veteran, he joked: "You look so comfortable up there under shelter as we're getting drenched".
He spent more than three-quarters of a century working in the comic book business, for which he was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 1994 and Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995, and received a National Medal of Arts in 2008.
His contributions to the comic industry can not be overstated. It was in the last two decades that he truly came to prominence in wider pop culture though, with cameos in Spider-Man and the X-Men, and those Easter eggs would later become a large part of the MCU, introducing Lee to a younger audience. "It ought to be written like this.' 'Well, go ahead and change it!' They didn't care!"
Marvel actors, writers, and fans flooded social media with well wishes and fond remembrances shortly after the news of his death broke.
After that initial failure, Lee formed the successful Pow!
While Lee's wife Joan sadly passed away in 2017, he is survived by his daughter Joan Celia Lee.