One of the most well-known masterminds behind the Marvel comic universe has died. At the age of 95, Stan Lee lived an amazing life, creating the most iconic comic book heroes including Spiderman, X-Men, the Fantastic Four, the Avengers and the Black Panther. The characters of Stan Lee were so popular that comic books, toys, movies and even online slot machines were patterned after the heroes.
An Amazing Career:
Lee created characters for Marvel from the 1960s until the early 1970s. After making the well-known characters, he used his genius to help create films based on his comics, often featured in the movies via cameos. If you are a Marvel fan, it was fun to see how he would be viewed in the movies once they were released. The cameo was often silly and comical.
According to CNBC.com…
Marvel and Disney released an essay yesterday regarding the passing of Mr. Lee by saluting ‘the life and career of Stan Lee and offer their undying gratitude for his unmatchable accomplishments within their halls. Every time you open a Marvel comic, Stan will be there.”
Online Gaming Connection:
Because the characters were so popular, Playtech decided to partner with the Marvel brand to create online slot gaming content. Playtech was able to become the chief license holder of Marvel content in 2014 after the company ended a deal with Amaya. It went on to create quality Marvel-licensed slot games including Iron Man 3 and the Incredible Hulk.
The slot games were part of a Playtech Marvel Progressive Jackpot network. Unfortunately, the licensing deal expired in 2017 and the new owner of Marvel, the Disney company, decided to not renew the licensing rights.
Aside from the online gambling games, the movies and comic books, Stan Lee will perhaps be remembered more for his ability to inspire and entertain us. Celebrities who worked with him on movie sets as well as just everyday people have spent the last day telling the world just how much Stan Lee meant to them because of the impact he had. He will truly be missed.