>> Comic book enthusiasts around the world are mourning the loss of a legend. Stan Lee, the man who brought Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, and a host of other Marvel comic super heroes to life, has died at the age of 95.>> I don't even know what to say.
Wow, men.>> It's really, really sad cuz he was a huge, huge, huge person.>> Just lost one of the greats, one of the comic greats.>> As a writer and editor, Lee was key to the ascension of Marvel into a comic book giant in the 1960s. Beyond his comic book genius, many of his mythic figures like X-Men and Iron Man also saw enormous success at the movie box office, generating billions of dollars in ticket sales.
>> It was just pen and ink drawings on a page. And now it's one of the most exciting movies i've ever seen>> In 2002, Lee sued Marvel for his 10% share in profits from Spider-Man and received a $10 million settlement. Among his accolades, Lee received the National Medal of Arts in 2008, the highest government award for creative artists.
Lee was widely credited with adding a new layer of complexity and humanity to superheroes. They had relatable worries about love and money and endured tragic flaws or feelings of insecurity. Lee, the son of Jewish immigrants from Romania, once said that he didn't have hundreds of millions of dollars, but that he was happy enough to get a nice pay-check and be treated well.