Bill Maher blasts Stan Lee's legacy

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On the blog, Maher recognized that the world is mourning Lee's death but then, with his on-brand outspoken rhetoric, went into the relationship adults have with comic books.

On 12 November, he died one of the most famous American writers and publishers of comics Stan Lee.

In a blog post to his website Saturday, the late night host wrote, "America is in mourning".

He acknowledged that he himself read comic books as a child and has nothing against them.

"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", he wrote.

Naturally, those that work in the comic book industry didn't take Maher's editorial well, which they viewed as a condescending summation of their work, as well as undercutting the medium's importance to fans around the world.

However, fans will still have the chance to pay tribute to the brains behind The Avengers, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and the X-Men, as a representative from POW!

You can disagree with Miami Herald syndicated columnist and author Leonard Pitts you see fit.

Maher criticized adults continuing to like comics, which are for kids, as a source of problems in today's culture.

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"There will never be another Stan Lee", he wrote on Twitter. "He gave us a monster (the Thing) who wanted to be a man". And that kid walking by, hey, who knows - he may have the proportionate strength of a spider.

Maher's commentary comes shortly after Armie Hammer fired off a sarcastic tweet about Stan Lee's death saying: "So touched by all of the celebrities posting pictures of themselves with Stan Lee... no better way to commemorate an absolute legend than putting up a picture of yourself".

Chris Evans, who portrayed Captain America on the big screen, was one of many Marvel Universe stars who paid tribute to Lee.

Social media users weren't quite so, well, polite. "In other words, I don't wanna make a Bill Maher out of myself".

Some asked what Maher has contributed to society.

What do y'all think, Perezcious readers?!

Lee died Monday and was most known for his role as a Marvel comics creator.

Some just used well-aimed memes like a Simpsons character under the headline, "Old man yells at cloud".

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