Yesterday the news broke that comic book legend Stan Lee had passed, and many famous people paid their digital respects. I was expecting many tweets playing off his catchphrase “Excelsior!“, but I saw a lot more pictures go up of famous people posing with Stan himself. This didn’t bother me, but it bothered Armie Hammer.
If I’m going to write about the news that comic book legend Stan Lee has died, I may as well include a picture of Hulkbuster crotch.
Stan Lee, who I thought would live until the end of eternity, is now making his way to the great big Comic-Con in the afterworld after he died today in Los Angeles. Stan’s daughter tells TMZ that he was taken by ambulance from his home in the Hollywood Hills to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center this morning, and that’s where he died. He was 95 years old.
95-year-old comic book legend Stan Lee isn’t spending his golden years surfing daytime TV and laughing at local lawyer commercials while thinking about finally calling up that number and ordering that Dr. Ho 2-in-1 back relief belt, he’s currently spending his time fighting foes like his name was Spider-Old Man. He accused a former business associate of stealing both his moneyand his blood, denied he was being elder abused, and most recently sued his former business manager Jerardo Olivarez for $1.4 million in allegedly stolen funds.
Stan’s already got one lawsuit on his plate, and according to People, he’s added another.
Stan “The Man” Lee, Marvel Comics’ showman and co-creator of most of the characters you can’t see a movie without nowadays, has been having a very non-Excelsior! time lately. 95-year-old Stan recently turned down an offer from famed comics geek Kevin Smith to come live with him due to a rumor that his daughter J.C. Lee and her associates had been abusing him, which he denied in a video. He’s also claimed to have been the victim of financial misdealings with a former business manager, who he says stole $300,000 from him, bought an $850,000 condo with Stan’s money, and allegedly STOLE HIS BLOOD FOR SOME KIND OF WACKY SOUVENIR PEN SCAM! I’m as big a comic book geek as the next guy, but there’s no need for anyone’s blood as a souvenir unless you really, rally want to commemorate having murdered them. Crazy.
Well, Stan would appear to be rallying himself after these setbacks and a lawsuit was filed against the allegedly vampiric former business manager Jerardo Olivarez in L.A. Superior Court this week.
Yesterday we learned that Kevin Smith had extended an invitation to Stan Lee to live with him, far from all the alleged elder abusers. Several reports had recently come out insinuating that Stan Lee was surrounded by money-hungry, blood-stealing abusers, and that there was serious cause for alarm. TMZ says that everyone can calm down, because yesterday Stan Lee released a video assuring everyone he’s not being taken advantage of.
Last week we learned that 95-year-old comic book legend Stan Lee was fighting his greatest foe yet: a villain named elder abuse. Stan had claimed that his former business associate and his nurse had been stealing Stan’s blood to fill up pens and sell them to collectors. Stan also alleged that said former business associate had stolen thousands of dollars from him. The Hollywood Reporter also published a story implying that Stan Lee has been mysteriously losing money, and that no one is looking out for him, not even his daughter J.C. Lee.