Stan Lee, who co-created thousands of comics characters over the course of his career, was helping to develop one last superhero before his death on Monday.
His daughter J.C. Lee told TMZ.com her father had been working with her right up until this past weekend on Dirt Man, although she declined to provide any details about the new hero. She intends to move forward with the character.
The co-creator of such iconic Marvel Comics heroes as Spider-Man, Black Panther, the Avengers and the X-Men, the 95-year-old Stan Lee was rushed Monday morning from his home in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where passed away.
As editor and primary writer of Marvel during the 1960s, Lee collaborated with such legendary artists as Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Bill Everett and Don Heck on what would become some of the world's most recognizable, and lucrative, characters. In his later years, Lee helped to develop such properties as Stripperella, Heroman, Stan Lee's Mighty 7 and the live-action crime drama Lucky Man, although none approached the success of his early Marvel Comics creations.
Lee's final work for Marvel was a retelling of his first prose written for the company's predecessor, Timely Comics, published in 2014 in the Marvel 75th Anniversary Special.