7 Facts About Stan Lee & How We’re Going To Miss Him
“With Great Power comes Great Responsibility.” – Spider-Man
The man behind some of the most creative times of them all has left us and we couldn’t be sadder. A prodigy in the world of comic books, the creator of Iron Man, Hulk, Spiderman and others has left a legacy of pride and imagination, filling the world with hope and the real-life superhero for so many others, the incredible journey of Stan Lee has stayed will continue to be in the minds of several young minds as the one who didn’t give up on his dreams.
Stan Lee started Marvel comics with Jack Kirby in 1961 with ‘Fantastic Four’.
You can’t help but love them but hate them a slight bit. Fantastic Four has all the key elements to have the amount of love it deserves. Even though the latest installation of the superheroes flanked big time, the comics are still going strong and was one of the greatest reasons that Stan Lee didn’t give up on comics.
Spider-Man, which became Marvel’s most successful superhero character was created by Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko in 1962.
One of the most popular sensations on nowadays superheroes, with its own multiverse animation movie coming up, Spider-Man has one of the biggest fanbases of all time. From the storyline to each chapter, to the characters there’s nothing not to love about this teenager turned superhero. One of the most relatable characters on all the Marvelverse, the readers still have plenty to read about the amazing spider-man.
Lee has appeared in cameo roles in nearly every Marvel movie.
Well, this is indeed the most known fact about Stan Lee that’s for sure. The public is always patiently waiting to see the cameo of the creator and we ponder how that is going to be missed from now on. With plenty of movies coming up in the Marvel Universe, the Marvel creator was already a planted seed in the universe.
Stan Lee has his own autobiography – as a graphic novel.
The biography of the comic book creator shall live forever and you can catch a glimpse of what Stan Lee’s life is by having the one and only – “Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvellous Memoir.” The full coloured issue was illustrated by Colleen Doran and tells the audience of how the comic book values were forever changed by the artist.
Stan Lee thought that his fans would hate Iron Man…
… and it turns out, it was the other way around. One of the most loved characters in the world of Marvel, Iron Man was the first of a revamped look on superheroes that made the audience finally fall in love with Superheroes again.
“I think I gave myself a dare. It was the height of the Cold War. The readers, the young readers, if there was one thing they hated, it was war, it was the military. So I got a hero who represented that to the hundredth degree. He was a weapons manufacturer, he was providing weapons for the Army, he was rich, he was an industrialist. I thought it would be fun to take the kind of character that nobody would like, none of our readers would like, and shove him down their throats and make them like him … And he became very popular.”
Stan Lee is considered the father of the modern fandom.
One of the most prominent figures in the entertainment world, Stan Lee is one of the creators of the modern fandom world. Creator of stuff of legends it’s still hard to believe that he is gone. His stories, filled with enthusiasm, hope and enemies to be dealt with are a huge part of the entertainment world.
Stan Lee’s Fights Social Justice In “Stan’s Soapbox”
Lee wrote in one on of the many Stan’s Soapbox that
“bigotry is one of the many stains on the human escutcheon and must be eradicated before we can truthfully call ourselves civilized. […] You wanna dislike someone? Be my guest. It’s a free country. But do it because he or she has personally given you a reason to feel that way, not because of skin colour, or religion, or foreign ancestry, or the shape of their toenails, or any other moronic, mixed-up, mindless motive! Because, if you justify your hatred by smearing everyone in any given group with the same brush, then you’re a bigot, Charlie!”
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