"When the time came to create a teenaged hero for Marvel Comics, I made a decision to depict him as a bumbling real-life teenager who by some miracle had acquired a super power", Lee wrote in a 1977 column, "How I Invented Spider-Man".
Stan Lee was often cited as an inspiration by writers and artists alike.
Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionised pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk who now dominate the world's movie screens, has died. But it was the emergence of the "Marvel Universe" in the movies, especially with the "X-Men" franchise and the Sam Raimi-directed "Spider-Man" (2002), that truly made the brand ubiquitous. At the time of this writing, Marvel had yet to release a statement on Stan Lee's passing.
Other notable tributes came from Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson, who posted a photo of himself with Stan Lee simply saying, "Goodnight, Stan".More news: Czech team leads 2-0 in tennis Fed Cup final against USA
Dozens of Marvel Comics movies, with almost all the major characters Lee created, were produced in the first decades of the 21st century, grossing more than US$20 billion at theatres worldwide, according to box office analysts.
He added that the scale of Lee's imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart.
Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, emphasized Lee's importance on his own career. "RIP Stan. Thanks for everything". His legacy will never be forgotten. "My love and thoughts to his family".
T'Challa and his people have emerged as the latest breakouts in a universe that shows no signs of slowing, continuing on next in the Brie Larson-led Captain Marvel, finale-slash-new-beginning Avengers 4, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Lee and Kirby created a series about a group of unusual teenagers who fought to protect a world that hated and feared them.More news: Stan Lee: Marvel Comics legend dies aged 95
"You have this incredibly powerful creature having to deal with the prejudices that we have as humanity have and just question why is this like this", Rudy said.
"He changed the way we look at heroes, and modern comics will always bear his indelible mark".
There is seemingly not a star in Hollywood who hadn't entered the orbit of comic-book legend Stan Lee. Goodbye my friend and of course...
Marvel Studios had that in mind when filming Lee's cameos. Stan leaves an extraordinary legacy that will outlive us all. The comic was titled "Captain America Foils The Traitor's Revenge", and that was the first time he used the name Stan Lee. His wondrous wit, his crafty creativeness, and his spectacular showmanship were all hallmarks of his genius.More news: Country music fans endure 2nd mass shooting in barely a year
"Stan Lee created a universe where, if a character was beloved enough, they could never really die".