Stan Lee Bill Maher is 'Disgusting' ... Ripped by Stan's Co. for Trump Remark

11/19/2018 2:28 PM PST

Stan Lee's Company Fires Back at Bill Maher, Calls His Criticism 'Disgusting'

Bill Maher just got a famous "Spider-Man" quote dropped on his head after he attacked Spidey's creator, Stan Lee ... accusing him of making Americans so dumb they elected Donald Trump

Stan Lee's company, POW! Entertainment, responded to Maher's blog about the late, great Marvel honcho ... saying Bill's opinion "that Stan merely inspired people to 'watch a movie' is in our opinion frankly disgusting."

Stan's team added, "Countless people can attest to how Stan inspired them to read, taught them that the world is not made up of absolutes, that heroes can have flaws and even villains can show humanity within their souls."

And, their coup de grace ... "We will rely on another of Stan’s lessons to remind you that you have a powerful platform, so please remember: 'With great power there must also come -- great responsibility!'"

As we told you, Bill claimed Stan's loyal fans "pretended comic books were actually sophisticated literature" ... and said Trump "could only get elected in a country that thinks comic books are important."