Stan Lee was beloved by millions, having created such characters as Spider-Man, Hulk, Black Panther, Fantastic Four, The X-Men and more, and while his works were loved for their fantastical elements, even in the 60s, he used his platform to try and combat issues like racism and homophobia.

There’s little more important than a person who’s imagination is matched only by their desire to change the world for the better, and Stan Lee had an imagination like no other.

The roster of characters he created – some with superpowers and some without – truly boggles the mind when you consider that they all came from one man, helped occasionally by the liked of co-creators, such as Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby.

But even well into his old age, Stan was far from finished, and in an interview with Variety back in 2017, he said:

I have about 50 [characters] that I’ve already developed that I haven’t shown to anybody, and someday I will. But, there’s no need for me, really, to do anymore now.

One of them [the characters] has a superpower that you’ve never seen before. They all have new superpowers, but I can’t tell you. I’m sorry!

I hope there’s a way that we can see the creations in the future – if that was his wish – It would be a terrible shame if they were never released.

Meanwhile, Stan Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee, revealed that the pair of them were in the process of creating a new character, under the name of Dirt Man.

Apparently, the two of them were working on the new superhero just days before the comic book legend’s death and J.C. Lee fully intends to further build on the character.

She wouldn’t give much away about the character but she did says he was “very interesting.” Speaking to TMZ, she said:

I’ve been trying to get him to do a character with me my entire life. He did listen to me and we have been working on a character called ‘Dirt Man’.

The last little angel we’ve got tucked away is Dirt Man. Let’s get down and dirty, let’s do what’s going on and about love – let’s do Dirt Man.

My father gave it all up for the fans. He loved each and every one. When I was in my very early teens and I worked at Marvel, I used to open up the fan letters. When my father could he answered every fan letter that he could answer.

He loved them and it’s all about the fans. My father loves them so much.

I think we can all agree that the sooner we see Dirt Man, the better. I’m definitely intrigued.

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