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  • THE MASTERMIND BEHIND MANY OF OUR BELOVED SUPERHEROS.

  • OUR BELOVED SUPERHEROS. HE PASSED AWAY ON MONDAY.

  • HE PASSED AWAY ON MONDAY. JOE FRYER HAS MORE ON STAN LEE.

  • JOE FRYER HAS MORE ON STAN LEE. >> Reporter: CHARACTERS HE

  • >> Reporter: CHARACTERS HE HELPED CREATE HALF A CENTURY AGO

  • HELPED CREATE HALF A CENTURY AGO ARE STARS OF MOVIES THAT, TODAY,

  • ARE STARS OF MOVIES THAT, TODAY, DOMINATE THE BOX OFFICE.

  • DOMINATE THE BOX OFFICE. EACH MAKING HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS

  • EACH MAKING HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

  • OF DOLLARS. LEE DIED MONDAY AT THE AGE OF

  • LEE DIED MONDAY AT THE AGE OF 95.

  • 95. UNTIL THE VERY END, SERVED AS

  • UNTIL THE VERY END, SERVED AS MARVEL'S CHAIRMAN EMERITUS.

  • MARVEL'S CHAIRMAN EMERITUS. TODAY, MARVEL SUPERHERO UNIVERSE

  • TODAY, MARVEL SUPERHERO UNIVERSE CAN BE SEEN THROUGH MOVIE

  • CAN BE SEEN THROUGH MOVIE THEATERS ACROSS THE PLANET.

  • THEATERS ACROSS THE PLANET. A WORLD ROOTED IN COMIC BOOKS

  • A WORLD ROOTED IN COMIC BOOKS THAT WERE GUIDED BY STAN LEE.

  • THAT WERE GUIDED BY STAN LEE. >> I ALMOST FEEL GUILTY BECAUSE

  • >> I ALMOST FEEL GUILTY BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE DON'T LIKE TO GO TO

  • MOST PEOPLE DON'T LIKE TO GO TO WORK.

  • WORK. THEY CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THEY GET A

  • THEY CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THEY GET A VACATION.

  • VACATION. I LOVE GOING TO WORK.

  • I LOVE GOING TO WORK. >> Reporter: WHEN HE WAS A

  • >> Reporter: WHEN HE WAS A TEENAGER, LEE WAS HIRED AS A

  • TEENAGER, LEE WAS HIRED AS A GOPHER AT A PUBLISHING COMPANY.

  • GOPHER AT A PUBLISHING COMPANY. IT BECAME A COMIC BOOK

  • IT BECAME A COMIC BOOK POWERHOUSE IN THE '60s, DURING

  • POWERHOUSE IN THE '60s, DURING THE MEDIUM'S SILVER AGE.

  • THE MEDIUM'S SILVER AGE. >> I THOUGHT, WELL, IF I'M GOING

  • >> I THOUGHT, WELL, IF I'M GOING TO DO THIS, I'M GOING TO MAKE

  • TO DO THIS, I'M GOING TO MAKE THE KIND OF BOOKS THAT PARENTS

  • THE KIND OF BOOKS THAT PARENTS NOT ONLY WON'T MIND THEIR

  • NOT ONLY WON'T MIND THEIR CHILDREN READING, BUT WOULD WANT

  • CHILDREN READING, BUT WOULD WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO READ.

  • THEIR CHILDREN TO READ. >> Reporter: AS A WRITER AND ART

  • >> Reporter: AS A WRITER AND ART DIRECTOR, LEE HELPED SPAWN A

  • DIRECTOR, LEE HELPED SPAWN A LONG LIST OF FABLED SUPERHEROS,

  • LONG LIST OF FABLED SUPERHEROS, SPIDER-MAN, INCREDIBLE HULK,

  • SPIDER-MAN, INCREDIBLE HULK, FANTASTIC FOUR, IRONMAN, X MEN

  • FANTASTIC FOUR, IRONMAN, X MEN AND MORE.

  • AND MORE. LEE'S SUPERHEROS WERE COMPLEX

  • LEE'S SUPERHEROS WERE COMPLEX AND INSECURE.

  • AND INSECURE. IN A WORD, HUMAN.

  • IN A WORD, HUMAN. TAKE THE HULK, WHO HAD A BIT OF

  • TAKE THE HULK, WHO HAD A BIT OF A TEMPER.

  • A TEMPER. >> ONE OF THE REASONS MOST OF

  • >> ONE OF THE REASONS MOST OF OUR CHARACTERS ARE SO POPULAR IS

  • OUR CHARACTERS ARE SO POPULAR IS BECAUSE THEY'RE REALLY NOT

  • BECAUSE THEY'RE REALLY NOT PERFECT.

  • PERFECT. THEY'RE GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO.

  • THEY'RE GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO. BUT THEY HAVE THE SAME FLAWS AS

  • BUT THEY HAVE THE SAME FLAWS AS YOU AND I.

  • YOU AND I. >> Reporter: LEE EVENTUALLY

  • >> Reporter: LEE EVENTUALLY BECAME MARVEL'S PUBLISHER AND

  • BECAME MARVEL'S PUBLISHER AND ALWAYS REMAINED ITS MOST

  • ALWAYS REMAINED ITS MOST TIRELESS PROMOTER.

  • TIRELESS PROMOTER. >> ANYWAY, BEFORE I WAS SO

  • >> ANYWAY, BEFORE I WAS SO ROADLY INTERRUPTED.

  • ROADLY INTERRUPTED. >> Reporter: OVER THE YEARS, HE

  • >> Reporter: OVER THE YEARS, HE MADE CAMEOS IN MOVIES.

  • MADE CAMEOS IN MOVIES. >> SECURITY CAUGHT TOOUGHT TO BE

  • >> SECURITY CAUGHT TOOUGHT TO BE UP MORE.

  • UP MORE. >> Reporter: OTHERS, NOT SO

  • >> Reporter: OTHERS, NOT SO MUCH.

  • MUCH. >> NICE SUIT.

  • >> NICE SUIT. >> ZIP IT, STAN LEE.

  • >> ZIP IT, STAN LEE. >> Reporter: MANY STARS FROM

  • >> Reporter: MANY STARS FROM THOSE MOVIES ARE PAYING TRIBUTE.

  • THOSE MOVIES ARE PAYING TRIBUTE. CHRIS EVANS SAYS, THERE WILL

  • CHRIS EVANS SAYS, THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER STAN LEE.

  • NEVER BE ANOTHER STAN LEE. FROM HUGH JACKMAN, WE'VE LOST A

  • FROM HUGH JACKMAN, WE'VE LOST A CREATIVE GENIUS.

  • CREATIVE GENIUS. LEE'S LATER YEARS WERE MORE

  • LEE'S LATER YEARS WERE MORE TUMULTUOUS, WITH INFIGHTING

  • TUMULTUOUS, WITH INFIGHTING BETWEEN FAMILY AND ADVISERS.

  • BETWEEN FAMILY AND ADVISERS. BUT HIS TOWERING LEGACY ENDURES,

  • BUT HIS TOWERING LEGACY ENDURES, MAKING LEE A MARVEL IN HIS OWN

  • MAKING LEE A MARVEL IN HIS OWN RIGHT.

  • RIGHT. HARD TO BELIEVE.

  • HARD TO BELIEVE. BUT STAN LEE WAS ONCE

  • BUT STAN LEE WAS ONCE EMBARRASSED TO BE A COMIC BOOK

  • EMBARRASSED TO BE A COMIC BOOK WRITER.

  • WRITER. HE BEGAN TO REALIZE

  • HE BEGAN TO REALIZE ENTERTAINMENT WAS IMPORTANT

  • ENTERTAINMENT WAS IMPORTANT BECAUSE HE SAID IT KEPT PEOPLE

  • BECAUSE HE SAID IT KEPT PEOPLE FROM GOING OFF THE DEEP END.

  • FROM GOING OFF THE DEEP END. SO, HE FELT HE WAS DOING A GOOD

  • SO, HE FELT HE WAS DOING A GOOD THING.

  • THING. BACK TO YOU GUYS.

  • BACK TO YOU GUYS. >> JOE FRYER FOR US IN L.A.

  • >> JOE FRYER FOR US IN L.A. THANKS, JOE.

  • THANKS, JOE. >> YOU GOT TO INTERVIEW HIM,

  • >> YOU GOT TO INTERVIEW HIM, DIDN'T YOU?

  • DIDN'T YOU? >> JUST A CHILDHOOD IDOL.

  • >> JUST A CHILDHOOD IDOL. MARK HAMILL CRYSTALLIZED WHAT I

  • MARK HAMILL CRYSTALLIZED WHAT I WAS THINKING.

  • WAS THINKING. MARK HAMILL TWEETED OUT.

  • MARK HAMILL TWEETED OUT. I CAN SEE IT THERE.

  • I CAN SEE IT THERE. HE SAYS -- THAT'S A DIFFERENT --

  • HE SAYS -- THAT'S A DIFFERENT -- IT WAS A DIFFERENT QUOTE.

  • IT WAS A DIFFERENT QUOTE. HE SAID, YOU SHOULD NEVER MEET

  • HE SAID, YOU SHOULD NEVER MEET YOUR CHILDHOOD IDOL.

  • YOUR CHILDHOOD IDOL. AND THE FACT IS, YOU'RE WRONG.

  • AND THE FACT IS, YOU'RE WRONG. HE WAS EVERYTHING YOU WANTED HIM

  • HE WAS EVERYTHING YOU WANTED HIM TO BE.

  • TO BE. AND HE ELEVATED THE COMIC BOOK

  • AND HE ELEVATED THE COMIC BOOK LEXICON.

  • LEXICON. HE WAS A GREAT WRITER.

  • HE WAS A GREAT WRITER. HE DIDN'T TALK DOWN TO HIS

  • HE DIDN'T TALK DOWN TO HIS READERS.

  • READERS. >> AND HIS CHARACTERS WERE

  • >> AND HIS CHARACTERS WERE COMPLEX AND INTERESTING.

  • COMPLEX AND INTERESTING. >> WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE?

  • >> WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE? >> I LOVED SPIDER-MAN.

  • >> I LOVED SPIDER-MAN. HE WAS A TEENAGER.

  • HE WAS A TEENAGER. HE HAD TEENAGE ANGST.

  • HE HAD TEENAGE ANGST. WAS HE GOING TO GET MARY JANE?

  • WAS HE GOING TO GET MARY JANE? WAS HE GOING TO GET HIS HOMEWORK

  • WAS HE GOING TO GET HIS HOMEWORK DONE?

  • DONE? I HAD THE SAME WORRIES, EXCEPT

  • I HAD THE SAME WORRIES, EXCEPT FOR THE MARY JANE PART AND WEBS

THE MASTERMIND BEHIND MANY OF OUR BELOVED SUPERHEROS.

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