If you call yourself a lover of comic books and didn't feel some type of way when news of Stan Lee's passing hit the world earlier today, you're playing yourself. If it wasn't for the work Lee put in during his prolific tenure at Marvel Comics, the world of Hollywood today would look very different than it does right now.

Arguments aside on what "credit" truly means when it comes to creating comic book characters, Lee's fingerprints are all over some of today's biggest characters: Spider-Man, the Black Panther, the Hulk, Daredevil, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man, and the Fantastic Four. AKA characters at the forefront of Marvel's decade(-plus) of dominance in the television and film circuit.

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