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Stan Lee has passed away at the age of 95

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This was some sad news I just learned. I’m not a big comic book fan, but I always liked seeing Stan Lee, whether in the Marvel movie cameos, appearances elsewhere, or just hearing the guy talk about this and that. He always seemed like a really cool and sweet guy who’d be great to just talk to. 

It’s a shame to hear he’s passed away. Excelsior, Mr. Lee. Excelsior.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/stan-lee-marvel-comics-legend-721450

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A couple years ago, when he turned 90, you could’ve told me he was gonna live for another 90 years and I’d believe it. He was so energetic, enthusiastic about everything. To me, it seemed like his favorite project was always the next one.

Here’s an excerpt from Amazing Spider-Man #33. It’s largely considered the most beloved, aside from his origin, issue of the Lee/Ditko era:

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A couple years ago, when he turned 90, you could’ve told me he was gonna live for another 90 years and I’d believe it. He was so energetic, enthusiastic about everything. To me, it seemed like his favorite project was always the next one.
Here’s an excerpt from Amazing Spider-Man #33. It’s largely considered the most beloved, aside from his origin, issue of the Lee/Ditko era:
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I have that issue. It's not in the best condition, but it was cool to read an original copy.

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9 minutes ago, AustNerevar said:
10 minutes ago, eal said:
A couple years ago, when he turned 90, you could’ve told me he was gonna live for another 90 years and I’d believe it. He was so energetic, enthusiastic about everything. To me, it seemed like his favorite project was always the next one.
Here’s an excerpt from Amazing Spider-Man #33. It’s largely considered the most beloved, aside from his origin, issue of the Lee/Ditko era:
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EB2EB516-6464-4AA9-BF2A-A44F82483B61.thumb.jpeg.a250b7c7c7f16f1f2f7c0b7adbb16203.jpeg22A1A65A-EAA6-465D-908D-7E6369E63A01.thumb.jpeg.32ecab46f3b46b2206df9ca881abfe1e.jpeg
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I have that issue. It's not in the best condition, but it was cool to read an original copy.

I first read it in a Marvel Masterworks book. I have Marvel Unlimited (where I got the pictures from) so I can read on the go. I think the oldest issue I have is #57, featuring Ka-Zar.

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1 hour ago, ignasia said:

That is tragic.  He was also in a battle for money with his daughter who is apparently been abusive to him for the past 50 years, it was an ugly mess.  He's a very private man, so he would get really angry at anyone inquiring to him or making any statements related to his family affairs.  I hope he died well, quietly, peacefully, the man hasn't had much of that in the past 20 years.

He will be forever remembered for his contributions, not just in comics, but the characters inspired in other media as a result of his comic book work.  The ripples extend far, and even into other comics and to other writers.

He also had issues with his personal caretaker for a while, as I recall. Poor man.

He was one of the great figures of American art.

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17 hours ago, eal said:

Here’s an excerpt from Amazing Spider-Man #33

*Spiderman

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*Spiderman
Actually, it is Spider-Man.

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I'm going to miss his cameo apperances in movies. I wonder if any of the 2019 movies will have him appearing in them.

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RIP Stan Lee. So many great characters, but Spider-Man was my favorite of all of them.

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2 hours ago, Sumez said:

Oh, I can never remember.

I ignored it because I assumed you were doing it on purpose because it’s a meme here that I get triggered when people leave out the hyphen in his name.

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This is true.

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This was tragic, when I got the news yesterday.

I wish I could've met him while he was still alive.

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17 hours ago, eal said:

I ignored it because I assumed you were doing it on purpose because it’s a meme here that I get triggered when people leave out the hyphen in his name.

Genuinely sorry, it wasn't intended as an offense.

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9 hours ago, Sumez said:

I like being bad. It makes me happy.

FTFY

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Just as an update, Marvel’s tribute in comics was replacing the logo of every comic with a banner across the top that says “Stan Lee 1922-2018” and moving the logo to the bottom and giving it a plain font. This was all well and good, but it was weird picking up Runaways last week, seeing them all having a fun, snowy Christmas, and seeing an in memoriam over it. Inside each comic we’re a few blank pages, followed by a portrait of Stan Lee drawn by Phil Noto. In the back was a Stan’s Soapbox column.

Also, yesterday would’ve been his 96th birthday.

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One of the things that made Stan Lee so great is that he well represented both sides of a creative personality. Creators like Kirby and especially Ditko were introverted. Without Stan's enthusiasm and casual writing style, the books never would've caught on the way they did. He was a fun, witty, and welcoming personality. He was always excited about Marvel and wanted you to be just as excited as him. It's such a stark contrast to the Marvel of today.

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Marvel probably shouldn’t have kept the Stan Lee In Memorium banners across their comics going this week considering this week’s Immortal Hulk is about the Hulk in Hell, and they start their Man Without Fear miniseries, which is about various characters reacting to the Death of Daredevil storyline.

I think they realized this would be in poor taste at least for the newest Runaways issue since it doesn’t have the banner across it and the cover is of Alex Wilder sitting on his tombstone. It’s like the only Marvel comic that isn’t a reprint or Star Wars or Conan that doesn’t have the banner, aside from Wolverine: The Long Night for some reason.

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I don’t know if they did this earlier, but I opened up Wonder Woman and saw DC had done their own In Memoriam page on the back of their books that reads, “With Utmost Respect from the Distinguished Competition...’Excelsior!’”

Just awesome. That was classy of them.

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