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Re: I Marvel...
« Reply #240 on: July 19, 2017, 08:28:07 PM »
"Stan Lee's wife Joan Lee dead at 93 after 'being hospitalised following a stroke'"

Joan Lee, wife of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, has died aged 93.

Joan passed away in Los Angeles on Thursday. She had reportedly been hospitalised after suffering a stroke earlier this week.

"I can confirm the sad news that Joan Lee passed away this morning quietly and surrounded by her family," a spokesperson for the family said in a statement to Variety.

"The family ask that you please give them time to grieve and respect their privacy during this difficult time."

Joan, a former British hat model, married Stan on December 5, 1947. The two, who were married for 69 years, met when Stan was supposed to take her friend on a blind date.

Together, they had two children: Joan Celia (J.C.) and Jan, who died three days after her birth.

Before meeting Stan, Joan impulsively married an American soldier during World War II, in what turned out to be an unhappy relationship.

After a six-week stay in Reno, Nevada, a judge granted her divorce, and he married her and Stan in a room next door.

The newlyweds returned to New York, where Stan Lee worked for Timely/Atlas Comics, now known as Marvel Comics.

Stan co-created the Fantastic Four with Jack Kirby in 1961, with Stan citing Joan as inspiration for the then-burgeoning project.

They moved to California in 1981 so Stan could develop Marvel TV and film works. Joan did voice work on Fantastic Four as Miss Forbes and Spider-Man as Madame Web in the 1990's animated Marvel shows.

She also had a role in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse.

Joan Lee authored a novel, The Pleasure Palace, in 1987 about a man's mission to create the world's most luxurious ocean liner who simultaneously balances three romances.

aww, poor Stan :(, they'd been together so long.

I hadn't really followed much of what she did, but when I learned that she played the role of madam web from spiderman the animated series, knowing she was stan lees wife, that character always stuck with me after.

Re: I Marvel...
« Reply #241 on: July 19, 2017, 10:51:38 PM »
Let Tony Stark die and be replaced by the black guy who as been close to him.

Marvel did the exact opposite of that.  It say the least.

I can maybe - and I stress maybe - see Tony passing the torch to the new generation (something like Batman Beyond).  But it'd have to be one hell of a character for that change to stick for more than a couple months.

Let Mantis become a major character.
Now that I could go for.

I'm just saying don't mess with the existing origins; have the courage to make new ones.
They've done a little bit of this.  There's Silk (Asian Spider-Man expy), White Tiger (Hispanic off-brand Black Panther).  Probably others.  They're not wholly unique, but they don't displace existing characters.

Also, there are plenty of characters who were originally non-white that could easily be returned and revamped.  Portal is Native American (Darkhawk frienemy, mutant who opens portals at will and has stockpiled an impressive array of alien gadgets)

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Re: I Marvel...
« Reply #242 on: July 22, 2017, 06:26:09 AM »
Sounds good to me...
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