In pictures: From Spider-Man to Black Panther, the many superheroes Stan Lee made

'There will never be another Stan Lee', Chris Evans rightly said on Tuesday as the legend breathed his last. The man who began his stint as a trainee at the age of 19 in a newly opened Timely Comic division of a pulp magazine, eventually built an empire that now we know as Marvel. 

Marvel comics soared in the 1960s and eventually became a comic giant. Stan Lee along with frequent collaborators created some of the most iconic superheroes of all time. A lot have now been adapted on the big screen, some remain untouched. Here's a look at some of the superheroes that Lee, the legend, created. 

Destroyer

Stan Lee's first co-creation was superhero Destroyer for Mystic Comics in 1941. 

Magneto

Co-created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. First appeared in 1963. 

X Men

Co-created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in September 1963. 

Professor X

Co-created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in September 1963. 

Falcon

Co-created by Stan Lee and Gene Colan. First appeared in September 1969. 

Black Widow

Co-created by Stan Lee and Don Rico. Appeared in April 1964 for the first time. 

Groot

Co-created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in November 1960. 

Thor

Co-created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby

Ant Man

Co-created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby in September 1962. 

Doctor Strange

Co-created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in July 1963. 

Spider-Man

Co-created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. First appeared in August 1962. 

Iron Man

Co-created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck and Jack Kirby. First appeared in March 1963. 

Black Panther

Co-created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. First appeared in July 1966.

The Hulk

Co-created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in May 1962. 

Wasp

Co-created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Ernie Hart.