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Stan Lee’s One Last Superhero - ‘Dirt Man’

Stan Lee was working on creating one last superhero named ‘Dirt Man’, his daughter JC recently revealed.

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Marvel comics writer Stan Lee, who passed away on 12 November, was working on creating one last superhero named Dirt Man, his daughter JC Lee recently revealed.

JC and her father were working on it together before his demise, she told TMZ. JC did not, however, speak about Dirt Man’s superpowers or backstory, but mentioned that he was working on it right upto his last weekend. Since, Dirt Man will be the final superhero created by Lee, it will certainly be of interest to comic fans. And who knows, we might even get to see him on the big screen!

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Lee, the colourful Marvel Comics patriarch who helped usher in a new era of superhero storytelling, died at the age of 95, evoking emotional tributes by a string of Hollywood personalities including Chris Hemsworth, Ryan Reynolds and Robert Downey Jr, as well as Indian film celebrities and fans of the comic visionary.

According to CNN, Lee was taken from his Los Angeles home on Monday morning to Cedar's Sinai Medical Centre, where he later died.

Lee, born as Stanley Lieber on December 28, 1922, began his career at what was then Timely Comics in 1939. Over the years he was a writer, editor and occasional illustrator.

The comic book business had been then dominated by DC (then National) Comics, creators of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Green Lantern.

In the early 1960s, Lee was asked to come up with a team of superheroes to compete against DC's Justice League.

First came the Fantastic Four which was followed by Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men and Daredevil.

These new superheroes - all created between 1961 and 1964 - were hugely popular and allowed Marvel to surpass DC in both sales and style.

His comic books have been turned to blockbuster superhero films, and he has left behind a legacy hard to match.

(With inputs from IANS, TMZ)

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