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

Angelo Anderson
November 18, 2018

Possibly the "comic books" that Maher referred to meant the traditional, serialized publications which Stan Lee's company, Marvel, is mostly known for.

Coming as a surprise to absolutely no one, Bill Maher isn't the biggest fan of comic book culture or the superhero genre.

He co-created the Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, and numerous other heroes in the Marvel comic and cinematic universes.

Commentator Bill Maher disparaged Stan Lee, the seminal creator of iconic comic book superheroes like Spider-Man, The Hulk, and The Fantastic Four, in an unsolicited 293-word Saturday morning blog titled "Adulting".

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".

He even claimed comic book were responsible for America's current political climate: 'I don't think it's a huge stretch to suggest that Donald Trump could only get elected in a country that thinks comic books are important'.

Though a few people on Twitter have actually been defending Maher, or at least trying to play Devil's Advocate, the general consensus seems to be that his blog post was completely ignorant and insensitive - and the internet is definitely letting him know that over on social media.

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. "Newsflash: Bill Maher is still a dips-", he wrote.

Maher, who comes across as likable as Dr. Doom in his post, went on to say that he was a comic book and Hardy Boys reader as a kid but grew out of them, with the understanding that that was the natural progression. "Bill Maher has done the impossible: gotten the entirety of comics fandom to agree on something", she tweeted.

Stan Lee's family recently held a small funeral for him.

And on Friday, a representative for Lee's company POW!

'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.

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