Stan Lee was Working on a New Superhero When He Died

Stan Lee. Photo by Jim Smeal/REX/Shutterstock (8965523ak)

Stan Lee was a creator until the end.

The man responsible for bringing the Marvel Universe into existence passed away on Monday at the age of 95.

Following his death, the comic book author’s daughter, JC Lee, has revealed that her father was working with her on a new superhero.

“We have been working on a character called Dirt Man. The last little angel we’ve got tucked away is called Dirt Man,” she said. “I said, ‘Daddy please, no clatter, no steel, no any of that. Let’s get down and dirty… Let’s do Dirt Man.”

As for the future of the character, the 58-year-old said she hopes he will be made into a film.

Lee also revealed that she is also planning to create a childhood literacy foundation in her late father’s name.

“The importance of the written word and the importance of reading is not to be underestimated. One reason Stan is ‘Stan the Man’ is he took his craft very seriously,” she said. “There’s a lot to be passed on to children about reading and writing, maybe doing competitions – we’re taking this as far as we can take it.”

We hope to have not seen the last of Mr. Lee.