Bill Maher trashes comic book culture after Stan Lee’s death, sparks outrage

Brunilde Fioravanti
Novembre 18, 2018

Naturally, it was not received well by all.

The Marvel Comics mogul, who died Monday at the age of 95, was honored in a private funeral service, his company POW!

"The guy who created Spider-Man and the Hulk has died, and America is in mourning".

POW! Entertainment has set up a memorial wall on Lee's website where friends, colleagues and fans can share thoughts, prayers and tributes to Lee, and messages from fellow creators and artists will be posted on Lee's social media pages in the coming days.

Then, twenty years ago, "adults decided they didn't have to give up kid stuff".

In a post titled "Adulting" on the Real Time With Bill Maher host's blog, Maher linked comic books to the dumbing down of America - and Donald Trump's presidential victory - saying in our country, "We're using our smarts on stupid stuff" like picture books about superheroes.

Maher's essay, which was published on his blog Saturday, questioned the appeal of comic books in adult culture. "And now when adults are forced to do grown-up things like buy auto insurance, they call it 'adulting, ' and act like it's some giant struggle". "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".

Reps for HBO and Maher did not respond to EW's request for further comment.

The 95-year-old was declared dead after being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital on Monday.

Comedian-TV host Bill Maher is not fantastic with readers of The wonderful Spider-Man or fans mourning the loss of the superhero's beloved co-creator Stan Lee. He's so highbrow", Tom Taylor, best-selling write behind DC's Injustice: "Gods Among Us, tweeted.

Perhaps Maher, at 15 in 1971, missed Lee's industry-bucking of the Comics Code Authority when he wrote a three-part cautionary tale for the Amazing Spider-Man title on the dangers of drug use.

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