As a writer and editor, Lee was the key to raising Marvel to the title of comics in the 1960s when, in collaboration with artists such as Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he created superheroes that would encourage generations of young readers.
"He felt the obligation for his fans to continue creating," his daughter JC Lee told Reuters. "He loved his life and loved what he did for his life, his family loved him, and his fans loved him, he was irreplaceable."
She did not mention Lee's death cause, but on TMZ journalist website it was known that on Monday, emergency ambulance was called to Li Hollivood Hills and that he died in the medical center Cedars-Sinai.
Americans were introduced to superheroes before Li, partly thanks to the launch of Superman by the 1938 Detective Comics, a company that would become DC Comics, the Marvel Archives.
Leeu is widely recognized by adding a new layer of complexity and humanity to superheroes. His characters were not made of stone – even if they looked like they were made of granite. They had love and money for money and suffered tragic disorders or feelings of insecurity.
"I thought it would be fun to learn a little about their private life, about their personality and to show they are human and great," Lee told NPR news in 2010.
He had the help of designing superheroes, but he took full responsibility for the promotion.
His creations included Spider-Man teens, muscular Hulk, mutant Ks-Men outsiders, a close-knit Fantastic Four and a playboy inventor Tony Stark, better known as Iron Man.
Dozens of Marvel Comics films, with almost all the main characters Lee created, were produced in the first decades of the 21st century, which, according to analysts at the office's office, grew over $ 20 billion in theaters around the world.
Spider-Man is one of the most successful licensed characters ever and he defeated through the horizon in New York as a gigantic inflatio on the Maci's parade of Thanksgiving.
Lee, as an engagement arm in Marvel, received a huge sensation of unknown character.
In a 1998 contract, he solved 10 percent of the profits from films and TV shows with Marvel figures. In 2002, he sued for his involvement, several months after "Spider-Man" won cinematographic theaters. In a legal settlement three years later, he received a one-time payment of $ 10 million.
Hollywood studies have made superheroes a cornerstone of their strategy for producing smaller films and relying on high revenues from blockbusters. Some assumed that as a result, Lee's wealth grew. He challenged that.
"I do not have $ 200 million, I do not have $ 150 million, I do not have $ 100 million or close to it," Li said in a statement for Plaiboi in 2014. Growing up in the Great Depression, Lee added that he was "happy enough to get a nice salary and get a good heal".
In 2008 Li received the National Art Medal Award, the highest government award for creative artists.
UNCLE 'S HELP
Lee was born as Stanley Martin Lieber in New York on December 28, 1922, the son of Jewish emigrants from Romania. At the age of 17 he became a boy in Timeline Comics, a company that developed into Marvel. According to his autobiography "Excelsior!" He got a job through an inner connection, his uncle.
Lee soon earned writing duties and promotions. He wrote Western stories and novels, as well as superhero waves, and often wrote on the Long Island home of New York, a house he shared with his wife, actress Joan Lee, married in 1947 and who died in 2017.
The couple had two children, Joan Celia, born in 1950, and Jan Lee, who died within three days of her birth in 1953.
In 1961, the left boss saw the success of the rival publisher with Crusaders and Lee told him to dream of a superhero team.
Lee at that time felt that comics were a career victim. But his wife invited him to shoot again and create the complex characters he wanted, even if it led to his shooting.
The result was Fantastic Four. He was widespread, Mr. Fantastic, his future wife, The Invisible Woman, Her Brother Human Torch, and The Thing Man. They were like a dedicated but dysfunctional family.
"The dwelling figures were always superheroes who had a certain amount of humanity about them or flaws," said Shirrel Rhoades, former executive vice president of Marvel and her publisher in the mid-nineties.
"As an icon like Superman, he is considered a scout. He has no real defects," Rhoades said. "While you took Man Spider, kids identified themselves with him because he had problems like he did.
Lee included his artists in the process of creating a story, and even the very characters, in what would be called the "Marvel method". Sometimes he criticized Li's guilty critics for accepting ideas that are not entirely their own.
He described his creative process to Reuters in describing the way his Thorth, the god of lightning borrowed from Norwegian mythology, invented his character.
"I was trying to think about something that would be completely different," he said. "What could be bigger and more powerful than Hulk?" And I realized why he would not be a legendary god? "
To give Thoru a rhetorical blow, Lee gave him a style dialogue after the Bible and Shakespeare.
As for Tony Stark-Iron Man, he was based on industrialist Howard Hughes, Lee told the interviewers.
Lee became the publisher of Marvel in 1972. He went to the classroom, moved to Los Angeles in 1980, and watched the possibilities for his characters in movies and television.
Through all of this, he remained connected with fans, wrote columns titled "Stan's Soap," in which he often found himself in his phrase "Nuff Said" or "Excelerion!" In his later years, he constantly updated via Twitter.
"Stan was a character, he was the kind he ever created," Rhoades said. "He created it, in a way."
He also made performances in most of Marvel's films, drawing the girl from the fall of the remnants of 2002 to "Spider-Man" and serving as emcee at the stripper club in 2016, "Deadpool".
Valt Disnei Co bought Marvel Entertainment for $ 4 billion in 2009 in a deal to expand Disney's number of characters, most of which were hand-made.
Until that moment, Lee had all segregated ways with Marvel after becoming chairman of the emeritus of the company. But even during the 1980s and '90s, Lee was the source of new projects, leading the POV company! Fun.
"His greatest legacy will not only be the co-creation of his characters, but the way he helped build the culture in which comics became, which is quite significant," said Robert Thompson, a pop culture expert at the University of Syracuse.