Jim Zub on Stan Lee's legacy in comics and storytelling

Comic book creator Jim Zub has been a fan of Stan Lee's writing and vision for superheroes since he was a kid. He discusses how the Marvel Comics icon turned the industry on its head, and why his characters have had such a lasting impact.
Stan Lee attends the premiere of Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" at Dolby Theatre on April 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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It's rare for someone to create anything as resilient and popular as Spider-Man — and it's almost unheard of for someone to do it again and again — but that's exactly what Stan Lee did, along with his co-writers and artists at Marvel Comics.

Lee died yesterday at the age of 95, but his characters, including the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther and a cavalcade of others, will continue to have a real and lasting impact on people.

Jim Zub has been a fan of Lee's writing and vision for superheroes since he was a kid, and for the last five years, he's been living out his dreams as a writer for Marvel Comics. Zub also teaches animation at Seneca College in Toronto.

Today, he joins Tom Power live in the q studio to reflect on Lee's legacy and how the Marvel Comics icon turned the industry on its head. 

Host Tom Power with Jim Zub in the q studio in Toronto, Ont. (Vivian Rashotte/CBC)

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