Stan Lee, legendary comic book writer, dies at 95
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Stan Lee, the comic book king who helped create countless superheroes and once expressed a desire to be “president of the world,” has reportedly died.

The former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief — one of the minds behind characters such as Spider-Man, the Hulk and Black Panther, among many others — died Monday in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Lee, born Stanley Lieber, was 95.

Back in May, Lee tweeted to his more than 3 million followers that he was interested in a particular international gig:

Tributes to Lee poured in from countless groups and prominent figures, ranging from "Captain America" star Chris Evans to the Army, in which Lee served during World War II:

Born in Manhattan, the bespectacled writer on occasion briefly traded his fictional comic book world to weigh in on the real-life political landscape. In a 2016 interview with the Kansas City Star, Lee reflected on the White House race between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 Clinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty MORE and then-Republican nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE.

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“It’s different than any that I can remember," Lee said at the time. “There is more color to it because of Trump. He’s a very unusual guy. And there’s a lot of bitterness also.”

“I’m not sure that it’s good for the country to have that much bitterness in a presidential election,” Lee said, “but I’m just waiting to see how it comes out, the way everybody else is.”

—Updated at 4:40 p.m.