Comic Book King Stan Lee of Marvel Comics Dead at 95

The creator of Spiderman has died. Stan Lee, the man who made comic books a billion-dollar business, has died at 95.

According to celebrity gossip site TMZ, an ambulance was sent to Lee’s Hollywood home early on Monday morning and took the comic book king to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he passed away.

Lee, of course, had a variety of illnesses at the end of his life, not to mention questions over his mental state at times.

Trending: Paris Strips 7 Police Officers of Guns After Islamic Radicalization

But there is no mistaking his impact on America, Lee started Marcel Comics with his close pal Jack Kirby in 1961 and quickly built the publishing company into one of the most well-known superhero publishers in the business. Even through the 1970s when comics started falling on hard times, Lee was able to keep Marvel titles relevant and lucrative.

take our poll - story continues below

Is the Biden Administration Destroying Our Constitution?(2)

  • Is the Biden Administration Destroying Our Constitution?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Godfather Politics updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

From the beginning in 1961, Lee went on to create the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Black Panther, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man and The Avengers and others.

Then, when movie special effects finally caught up to the fantastic plots and capabilities of his comic book heroes, Hollywood came calling shooting Marvel Comics into the stratosphere with a whole new area of business that has totally engulfed LaLa Land and the TV industry.

For his part, Lee has spent the last 25 years indulging himself with a cameo appearance in nearly every Marvel Comic character movie put out between 1989 and 2018.

Some of these are hilarious. Take a look:

Lee’s wife of 69 years, Joan, died in 2017. He is survived by his daughter, J.C.

J.C. told TMZ, “My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man.”

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.

Don't forget to Like Godfather Politics on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our friends at

Become an insider!

Sign up for the free Godfather Politics email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

Previous 'Houston Chronicle' Forced to Retract Stories After Reporter's Work Proven a Fraud
Next Merkel, Macron, Trudeau and May Versus Trump

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon to the right of the comment, and report it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation. If you don't see a commenting section below, please disable your adblocker.