Comic Book Genius Stan Lee Passes Away

I cannot speak for every Generation Xer, but I grew up on Marvel Comics. Stan Lee’s creations were heroes, partners, and friends who were always available to hang out on a rainy day or cold, wintery night. Spider-man was always my favorite, with Wolverine a close second. It’s sad the genius is gone, but he lived a full, joy-filled life.

Stan Lee, the Marvel Comics godfather who helped create Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man and so many more “feet of clay” superheroes, characters that both reinvented the comic genre and formed the basis for the now-dominant motion-picture form, died Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 95.

Lee, Marvel’s longtime editor and publisher, was credited as an executive producer on nearly 150 films and TV shows based on Marvel titles, including the billion-dollar-grossing X-Men, Spider-Man, Avengers, and Iron Man franchises. Other productions bearing Lee’s name include the Wolverine, Captain America, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Thor and Doctor Strange films.

Lee had an aw-shucks take on his career and legacy: “I’m just a guy who wrote comic books,” he would say.

Someone on social media said Lee’s cameos were the only reason to continue watching Marvel films. I agree. Rest in peace, Mr. Lee; thank you for making my childhood so exciting. Excelsior!

6 thoughts on “Comic Book Genius Stan Lee Passes Away

  1. I did enjoy the “long underwear characters’ ” movies until they hopped on the Silly Juvenile Whiner soapbox. Ant-Man and the Wasp was the last one I saw, and will see. Never saw The Black Panther because the SJWs DEMANDED that I watch it.

    That said, Ol’ Stan will be missed. A true icon and a good man. Able to poke fun at himself and laugh the loudest when someone else did it too. R.I.P.

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  2. He did film one more cameo for the next Avengers movie thank God. I always wanted him to be a janitor in the Avengers mansion, he picks up Thors hammer, dusts under it, and puts it back down… (Maybe say something like, “There, that’s better.” Damm, I’m gonna miss that man…

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  3. Yeah, I’ll miss him as well. (Don’t forget the cameos on The Big Bang Theory!) Like you Wyatt Spiderman was probably my favorite.

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  4. TXNick – My last theater Marvel film was the original Captain America: Civil War. Didn’t see Black Panther or Infinity War, and have no plans to see any more Marvel films. That said, I heard the second Ant-Man was good, and I really liked the first one.

    Sully – That would be awesome. My favorite was probably Stan as the Smithsonian night watchman when he sees the Captain America suit was gone in The Winter Soldier.

    William – I own the ’67 Collection. It’s all the 60’s-era Spider-man cartoons I grew up with as a kid.

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    1. Ant-Man and the Wasp was pretty good. It was in the same vein as the first one (humorous, and decent plot). The mid-credits scene tied that story in with Infinity War. It still isn’t enough to get me back in a theatre to how the next Avengers wraps up the story.

      And BTW, the Silly Juvenile Whiners are already trashing Stan Lee’s memory. I guess they didn’t know he was anti-racist and anti-nazi back in 1968. He wrote one heck of an editorial against racism and hatred in 1968.

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