Legendary Marvel Comics creator and publisherturned 95 on Thursday, and the stars of popular Marvel movies and TV shows, such as "The Avengers," wished him a happy birthday on social media.
Mark Ruffalo, who plays the Hulk in the "Avengers" franchise, called the man who co-created Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Panther and others "the legend." Chris Evans of "Captain America" fame and Don Cheadle (War Machine) also chimed in with birthday cheer.
Jason R. Moore and Deborah Ann Woll of Netflix's "The Punisher" also paid tribute to Lee. Woll tweeted "#Excelsior" in honor of Lee's signature sign-off.
Last year, Lee talked toabout his career and said of retirement, "That's a dirty word. ... Well, you know, retired to do what? I'm doing what I want to do. So why would I want to retire from it?"
In August, Lee celebrated his career with a tribute in Beverly Hills called "Stan Lee: Extraordinary." Ruffalo, Aisha Tyler, Lou Ferrigno, RZA and comics creator Todd McFarlane were among the speakers at the event hosted by Chris Hardwick.