Stan Lee Cameos That Will Make Every Marvel True Believer Smile

Holly Chavez

Stan Lee passed away at 95 today, and the jovial icon was most notable for bringing enjoyment to millions by breathing life into popular Marvel characters such as Spider-Man, The Hulk, and the X-Men. His tenure at Marvel saw him taking on roles such as writer, publisher, film executive producer, and actor.

As an actor, he was considered the "King of Cameos," and he always seemed to be thoroughly enjoying his appearances as much as his fan base did. Stan Lee made cameos in more than 30 Marvel and non-Marvel movies and television series.

Here are a few picks from the past and present that will make every Marvel true believer smile.

The King of Cameos appeared in the flick as a jury foreman in the trial of Bruce Banner. His reaction, as he and his fellow jurors watch Banner "hulk out" in court, is something to behold.

Stan Lee's cameo appearance included his hitching a ride on the webslinger's back, and it must have been a dream for him to do -- even if it was only in a cartoon.

The funny banter between the two Lees in Mallrats can't be missed, but what's more notable is that Kevin Smith, who also developed the TV show Comic Book Men, asked Stan Lee to appear on one of the CBM episodes as well. Smith is obviously a true believer of Marvel, and he bid a heartfelt goodbye to his friend on a post on his @ThatKevinSmithTwitter feed today.

Stan Lee also appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand, as a suburbanite. That appearance showed him bearing witness as Jean Grey/Phoenix unleashed her power. Grey's telekinetic power caused the water from his garden hose to head skyward -- along with half the objects in close proximity.

All of the films featured breathtaking special effects that cemented the Marvel universe and future of Marvel super hero action films.

One of Stan Lee's last cameos was in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the comic creator played a nosy neighbor that peered out of a window and shouted "punk" at the "friendly neighborhood Spider-Man."

So, Stan Lee passed away today, but before he did, he got to see many of his beloved Marvel characters come to life: first in comic books, then on television, and lastly on the movie screen.

From Baby Boomers to Generation Z, Stan Lee got to see that one man can make a difference as he delighted fans with his unique creations. That achievement was most likely a source of pride for him, and like his catchphrase he said to Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 3, that's "Nuff Said."