Today, 12th November 2018, will go down in history as a dark day. I’ve tried to phrase this every possible way but there’s no way to say it that would take the sting of the words away, so I will just say it plainly – Stan Lee is dead.
I’m not going to lie, it hurt to write those words. While we all knew this day would come there, was literally no way to prepare for something as awful as this. Stan Lee was an icon, a legend, a real-life superhero. To say he will be missed will truly be the understatement of the century.
Stan Lee is best known for being the former Editor in Chief and publisher at Marvel Comics. He is also known for his long and extensive cameos in MCU movies. There was and will never be anyone like him. His mind was truly wonderful and we’re thankful that he created characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Thor, Black Panther, the X-Men, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, The Fantastic Four, and the Hulk; these characters have earned their places in history for inspiring millions and what better legacy could he ask for.
While he is best known for his work with Marvel Comics, he also worked with DC Comics, writing for many of their properties including Aquaman, Batman, Catwoman, Flash, Green Lantern, Robin, JLA, Shazam!, Superman, Wonderwoman, Sandman and many more.
To be very honest with you, when I opened my dashboard to write this, I had planned to write a very touching tribute expressing just how much this man meant me. I wanted to thank him for igniting my imagination and constantly reminding me that there was no crime in being different. But right now, in this moment, I can’t find the words. I cried when I heard the news and I genuinely don’t think there are enough words to express how much I loved this legend and just how much he meant to me.
I’m actually dreading the moment I’ll see the words “In Loving Memory of Stan Lee 1922-2018” on the screen while watching the upcoming Marvel movies.
Maybe tomorrow, when I’m done with the tears and capable of forming better sentences I’ll write a better tribute but for now, I just want to say the only thing worth saying – thank you.
Thank you, Stan…For Everything.