Once the domain of science fiction and large manufacturing operations, robots have become cheap and dexterous enough to do everything from making food to sorting packages in warehouses. With things like autonomous vehicles and drones just over the horizon, millions of humans could be out of a job. Far from the sci-fi trope of haywire machines rebelling against their creators, this is the way robots might kill large swaths of humans — by taking their livelihoods. The Truth About Killer Robots premieres November 26, 2018, on HBO.
Stanley Martin Lieber helped changed comics from pulpy, kid-focused stories to something approaching high art. Lee's characters might have superpowers, but they were also human — affected by the same worries and frustrations that we all deal with. Lee took Marvel from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation and the biggest franchise in movie history. With his passing, the world has lost another hero.