Stan Lee, former writer, editor, and publisher of Marvel Comics passes away at the age of 95.
Known as a legend in the comics industry, Stan Lee influenced generations of superheroes with his story-telling and editing abilities during his career at Marvel Comics starting in 1939 when the company was called Timely Comics. He co-created several Marvel characters including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men and many more.
During the late 1970s, Toei Productions worked alongside Marvel for a licensing to create the infamous Spider-Man TV series. Revealed in an interview with Stan Lee, he praised the show for its special effects and how the character how spider-like movements while in the suit. Thanks to the success of Toei’s Spider-Man, the element of a giant transforming robot from the show were integrated into later Super Sentai starting with Battle Fever J and continue to exist to this day.
Source: Hollywood Reporter, Spider-Man DVD Boxset.