A Los Angeles judge dismissed the charges against Keya Morgan, who was accused of stealing from the Marvel mastermind.
Stan Lee created Marvel superheroes for a living, but for many of his fans, he too became a hero.
The "Guardians of the Galaxy" director owned up to the theft.
Jeremy Kirby tweeted the original artwork just hours before the news of actor Chadwick Boseman's death.
The actor and comedian celebrated his upcoming role in Marvel's "The Eternals."
Keya Morgan faces felony charges including theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult.
"I'm not glad Stan Lee is dead, I'm sad you're alive," said the host of "Real Time With Bill Maher."
The co-creator of the Marvel Universe died Nov. 12 at 95.
POW! Entertainment posted an open letter to Bill Maher after the comedian mocked people mourning Marvel icon Stan Lee.
The comedian had harsh words for adults who pretend comic books are "sophisticated literature."