Stan Lee's Influence On Pop Culture Is Second Only To Walt Disney

Nagini Shree |Nov 13, 2018

Stan Lee's vision, stories, and legacy will continue long past today. The way he helped bring humanity to superheroes changed the awareness about superheroes...

The Marvel Comics legend is responsible for bringing to life the world’s greatest superheroes that have become part of history. His influence on the pop culture is considered to be second only to Walt Disney – the father of Disneyland.

However, his huge contribution to shaping the consciousness of many generations of viewers and readers entirely surpasses the latter.

Lee’s demise has occasioned an outpouring of grief and shock to the Marvel’s fan and all the world.

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Before Stan Lee, there were two popular kinds of superheroes emerging. First, they are those who were granted with superpower strength like Superman. The other kind belongs to those who stood up for justice such as the Lone Ranger.

His great creativity of Stan Lee lies on his clever combination all these elements and brought character flaws and insecurities into superheroes’ characteristics. They are not completely perfect, flawless, and a cry far from virtuous do-gooders. His superheroes are the normal people first with self-doubts and neuroses of average people, and become heroes later; Lee tried “to make them real flesh-and-blood characters with personality.

There were a darkness and a nuance to all the best Marvel characters.

Think of The Fantasy Fours, a group of adventurers survive a crash, then decide to band together as a team of adventurers. Spider-man also has his alter-ego as a teenager who has problems every young person has, from failed relationships to financial setbacks.

Stan Lee might lay the foundation of the present-day blockbuster superhero movies, however, he fell short as well. Most of his works barely focus on the women characters. Sue Storm (known as Invisible Woman) in The Fantasy Four was the first female superheroes of Marvel films but never developed to her full potential like Wonder Women.

There was also a question about the chance of a black Spider-Man, Stan Lee said he didn’t see any reason to change the color skin.

Anyway, despite his many own flaws, his stature remained intact. Undoubtedly, Stan Lee, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Avengers made the highly profitable Marvel Cinematic Universe.


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