Bill Maher Believes Stan Lee’s Comic Books Led To President Trump’s Election

Brunilde Fioravanti
Novembre 20, 2018

"Someone on Reddit posted, 'I'm so incredibly grateful I lived in a world that included Stan Lee.' Personally, I'm grateful I lived in a world that included oxygen and trees, but to each his own".

Now, Stan Lee's team have issued an impassioned response to Bill Maher and his gross, untimely rant, stating that while he's very much entitled to his opinion, disregarding Lee's entire lifework only undermines Marvel's 'Main Man, ' and Maher should be using his massive platform to inspire good in others, not to stoke controversy soon after the death of an industry titan.

Maher said he has nothing against comic books, but then he dissed them, saying he read them as a boy when he couldn't find a real book. "But the assumption everyone had back then, both the adults and the kids, was that comics were for kids, and when you grew up you moved on to big-boy books without the pictures".

Insisting he has nothing against comic books, Maher recalls the days when comics were consumed primarily by children, and weren't pop-culture touchstones that inspired multimillion-dollar Hollywood blockbusters. And so they pretended comic books were actually sophisticated literature. "Many said the same about Dickens, Steinbeck, Melville and even Shakespeare", the letter reads.

Maher concluded the post with a reflection on Donald Trump's presidential election, once again questioning the intelligence of adults who enjoy reading comic books.

"But to say that Stan merely inspired people to "watch a movie" is in our opinion frankly disgusting". Ironically, Maher took part in the Stan Lee-produced 'Iron Man 3'. "He gave us the X-Men, Black Panther, Spider-Man and many other heroes and stories that offered hope to those who felt different and bullied while inspiring countless to be creative and dream of great things to come".

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