But for tokusatsu fans, the live-action TV adaptation of his Spider-Man character influenced an entire franchise. Due to the success of Leopardon, Spider-Man's giant robot in the series, the next Marvel collaboration, Battle Fever J featured a giant robot and marked the official* start of the Super Sentai Series. The tradition of Super Sentai teams having giant robots continues up until this day. In addition, Lee tried to bring Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan** to the United States back in the 1980's and thinks it could easily work in the Saturday morning block because it is full of action and its entertaining. He tried selling the franchise to various American networks with a new voice tracks or take the prints, cut the Japanese actors and replace it with American actors, something that Power Rangers will do years later.
Stan Lee is easily one of the most influential comic book creators of all time as his work not only affected the comic book industry, but pop culture in itself. Thank you Stan Lee for the memories! Excelsior!
* Himitsu Sentai Goranger and JAKQ Dengekitai weren't counted as part of the Super Sentai Series until Chouriki Sentai Ohranger, the show that commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Super Sentai Series starting with Goranger.
** Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan is third Super Sentai Series that Marvel collaborated with.