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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:01 am

Where does one even begin when it comes to Stan Lee?

For starters, the movie business wouldn't look like it does today without him. The writer couldn't have envisioned when he first put ink to paper in 1939 that he'd be dreaming up some of the most iconic, recognizable characters in the universe?Marvel or otherwise?or that he'd become a superhero himself among comic book fans.

Lee died Monday. He was 95 and had been in frail health for some time, but still had writing, producing and cameo projects in the works, all stemming from his role as co-creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Doctor Strange, Thor, the Silver Surfer and the X-Men, to name a few. His rep Dawn Miller confirmed his death to NBC News.

The sprawling film franchises featuring these characters have grossed billions of dollars, turning superhero movies into the lifeblood of the big-budget blockbuster industry and prompting Disney to buy Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion in 2009

Stan Lee was a gentleman and an artist who had no ego whatsoever. He shared credit, downplayed his genius to the point of being ridiculous and was always a man of the people, who gave the world great characters and stories.

Excelsior!

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:27 am

This is the house of ideas that Stan Lee built, the blueprints he scribbled on loose paper and handed to expert architects like Kirby and Ditko (and Bill Everett and Don Heck). It was his idea to do superheroes the way he wanted to do them, to show them not as gods but as flawed people. It was his idea to take the kid sidekick and make him the star named Spider-Man. It was his idea to turn the Civil Rights movement into the mutant metaphor in X-Men. It was his marketing savvy that knew he could promote his lesser-selling superhero comics by having them cross over with the Fantastic Four, thus creating a shared superhero universe — the Marvel Universe — that is still going 57 years later. This is the legacy he leaves behind — jobs created, myths told and retold, imaginations inspired, childhoods saved, friends made, memories cherished.


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Excelsior !!! 

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Post by Eilzel on Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:28 am

*THE Ben Reilly* wrote:
Where does one even begin when it comes to Stan Lee?

For starters, the movie business wouldn't look like it does today without him. The writer couldn't have envisioned when he first put ink to paper in 1939 that he'd be dreaming up some of the most iconic, recognizable characters in the universe?Marvel or otherwise?or that he'd become a superhero himself among comic book fans.

Lee died Monday. He was 95 and had been in frail health for some time, but still had writing, producing and cameo projects in the works, all stemming from his role as co-creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Doctor Strange, Thor, the Silver Surfer and the X-Men, to name a few. His rep Dawn Miller confirmed his death to NBC News.

The sprawling film franchises featuring these characters have grossed billions of dollars, turning superhero movies into the lifeblood of the big-budget blockbuster industry and prompting Disney to buy Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion in 2009

Stan Lee was a gentleman and an artist who had no ego whatsoever. He shared credit, downplayed his genius to the point of being ridiculous and was always a man of the people, who gave the world great characters and stories.

Excelsior!

Pretty formative guy in my growing up tbh.

He is such a creative inspiration. He made superheroes relatable to ordinary kids at a time when most 'heroes' were secretly millionaire or billionaire business men. Spider-man remains one of my favourite characters of his, but honestly I love pretty much all of them.

It sounds cliche and silly, but escaping into the world of Spider-men and the X-men as a teen was a wonderful thing (be it in comics, cartoons, films or videogames), and I'll always appreciate him for giving us that.

His later cameos were just the icing on an awesome nerdy cake Smile

So yeah, thank you Stan.

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Post by 'Wolfie on Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:29 am

cheers

Too right that...

Both Stan Lee's Marvel comics and their 'opposition' DC-Comics were always therein the background when I was growing up..

Still, he did have a 'good run', clocking up 95 years; and still managed a cameo in 'Infinity Wars'.

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Post by phildidge on Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:05 am

Editor’s Note: Legendary comic book creator Stan Lee, who passed away this week, took a strong interest in the Holocaust in recent years. His final published essay appeared as the introduction to the recent book “We Spoke Out: Comic Books and the Holocaust,” by Neal Adams, Rafael Medoff, and Craig Yoe (IDW/Yoe Books, 2018). “We Spoke Out” features Holocaust-related comic book stories, including superheroes from Stan Lee’s Marvel Universe such as Captain America, the X-Men and Captain Marvel.

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forward.com/culture/books/414252/heres-stan-lees-final-published-work-spoiler-he-discusses-the-holocaust/

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