Bill Maher Targets Stan Lee's Legacy in Controversial New Blog Post

Lewis Collier
November 18, 2018

Maher went on to opine that somewhere along the way adults stopped willfully giving up their childhoods, and instead tricked themselves into believing comic books were sophisticated literature. "But the assumption everyone had back then, both the adults and the kids, was that comics were for kids, and when you grew up you moved on to big-boy books without the pictures". "Someone on Reddit posted, 'I'm so incredibly grateful I lived in a world that included Stan Lee.' Personally, I'm grateful I lived in a world that included oxygen and trees, but to each his own".

He also joined forces with artist and writer Steve Ditko - who passed away in June this year - to create the legendary web-slinging superhero Spider-Man, as well as Doctor Strange.

This week, comic book legend and pop culture icon Stan Lee died and while his fans, colleagues, and members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe mourned his death, Bill Maher addressed his death from another angle.

Maher capped off this blog post by claiming that comic books haven't made people any "stupider" but that we're now "using our smarts on stupid stuff".

"I'm not saying we've necessarily gotten stupider", Maher wrote, before adding, "The problem is, we're using our smarts on stupid stuff". One tangential point of note is that Maher himself did a cameo for Iron Man 3 a few years ago.

Maher has yet to comment on his controversial post and the backlash it has received.

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Comedian-TV host Bill Maher is not fantastic with readers of The wonderful Spider-Man or fans mourning the loss of the superhero's beloved co-creator Stan Lee.

"I never speak on topics I know little or nothing about. Why?"

Stan Lee has been laid to rest in a small, private funeral.

"Stan was always adamant that he did not want a large public funeral, and as such his family has conducted a private closed ceremony in accordance with his final wishes", Lee's company POW!

Tom King, who now writes for DC's Batman (and previously worked for the CIA), weighed in, specifically highlighting how Lee used comic books to address issues in society.

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