RIP Stan Lee

I grew up reading comics long before I picked up a book. It was how my parents first introduced us to reading. Not with the more regular Ladybird books. No. My parents found we responded better, and, of course, found that we also stayed quieter longer when reading a stack of comics. So for them, and us, it was a win win situation.

And so it was, the prevailing choice of comic book in our household through out the 60s and into the late 70s, was Marvel. From Spiderman to the X-Men (one of my favourites) to the Hulk, Thor, the Avengers, and many others in between. We read them all and, I’m sure, if we had kept all of them, we might all be multi-millionaires by now. But, I digress.

For my mother, the secret to ever lasting peace within our household, was Stan Lee.

The man behind the Marvel has passed, at 95, Stan has done one last cameo, and left us to wonder what might have been.

It’s hard to believe how this one man and his legacy have impacted our lives in so many ways, and on so many levels. I for one will miss that man’s jovial personality, and kindness shown a young woman looking to get her comic book signed, way back when she thought she could still become a cosmonaut.

Thank you Stan, you enriched my life far more than you could have known. 

God bless, and god speed. And may Thor take you across the rainbow bridge!

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  1. November 29, 2018

    Such an epic loss! He certainly was one of my childhood heroes.

    • November 30, 2018

      I don’t think there is anyone on the planet that didn’t know him or read the Marvel comics., Veronica.

  2. November 19, 2018

    Indeed a sad loss, we lost such a wonderfully creative spirit, may his soul rest in peace.
    I am so amazed what Lee created and so grateful for his legacy. ❤️

    • November 19, 2018

      He was, like for so many others too, one of my childhood heroes, Vera. We will all miss him.

  3. November 13, 2018

    This is always sad when such a genius leaves us Alexandra. I also read many comics but more than comics I wanted to work for Walt Disney when I was a kid. I was crushed when I learned that he was dead …

    • Alexandra
      November 14, 2018

      Indeed, we all feel this sad loss because the man was larger than life, and made sure he connected with his fans across the globe. The same could be said for Disney too. At least their legacies get to live on, and continue to enrich our lives.

  4. November 13, 2018

    I, too, remember lying on my bed reading comic books for hours. Many of the same ones you mention – Spiderman (my favorite), The Fantastic 4, The Avengers, so many others. Stan Lee was absolutely the best at what he did. He will be missed!

    • November 13, 2018

      He, and his fellow co-conspirators, created worlds we could escape into, Laurie, and , in a strange way, gave us all a shared experience in doing so.

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