he didn't steal crap.
1. Stan Lee orgionally intended for Nick Fury to be black. But back in the 60's it wouldn't of gone over real well to have a black man in control of the most super secret spy force in the world. So Stan made Nick white.
2. Once he could redo Nick Fury, Stan Lee INTENTIONALLY crafted Nick Fury off Samuel L Jackson, that's how he envisioned Nick fury.
So...with that last remark, know your history and back round before going off half cocked.
Let me ask you this then. Know of the SHIELD character GW Bridge? Instead of killing him off wouldn't it have made more sense for him to take over after white Fury was gone?