Stan Lee's superheroes on big and small screens extended his reach beyond comics

Movies and television shows based on characters that Stan Lee helped create in the previous four decades reached far more people than his comic creations ever could. PHOTO: REUTERS
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SINGAPORE - By the time the Marvel movie juggernaut was starting to chart big box-office numbers in the early 2000s, Stan Lee was largely a figurehead in the Marvel business.

But the movies and television shows based on characters he helped created in the previous four decades would reach far more people than his comic creations ever could.

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