By Eric Santos | 2018-11-15
On November 12, at 95 years of age, Stan Lee died. The legendary screenwriter and editor who revolutionized popular culture by participating in the creation of Spider-Man, Hulk, Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, The X-Men and Dr. Strange.
We recently wrote an article on the importance of Stan Lee, but this time we want to stop in the messages of the comic community and stay with the warm memory of that old man who never lost the cordiality in dealing with fans.
Rest in peace, Soldier.— U.S. Army (@USArmy) November 12, 2018
Comic book creator @TheRealStanLee has passed away at the age of 95. Lee served in the #USArmy Signal Corps during WWII from 1942-1945. We are deeply grateful for his service to our country and for his tremendous support to servicemembers. #Excelsior! pic.twitter.com/P9tdwoxxx2
I know some would call today a rough day, but my feed has been nothing but smiles and stories and memorials to a long life well lived and a soul that touched millions and changed lives. That’s the raddest thing I can think of. #StanLee— Mitch Gerads (@MitchGerads) November 13, 2018
The X-Men taught me that everything would be alright if I surrounded myself with other weirdos. Excelsior, Stan Lee. May you Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/c9N0Itzveo— Jonathan Rivera (@JonRivera) November 12, 2018
Stan Lee was an icon and for many people, the face of comic books. His passing brings great sadness, but I take solace in knowing that what my grandfather, Stan and so many others like them gave us, will continue to inspire both young and old across the globe! RIP Stan. pic.twitter.com/b41IRBU3lY— Jeremy Kirby (@jackkirbycomics) November 12, 2018
Stan Lee left this universe today. At 95 in our Earth years.— David Mack (@davidmackkabuki) November 12, 2018
This painting is based on a photo of Stan & I. He has his arm around me in the photo and we had just been discussing writing Daredevil. It's a sentimental moment for me.
I wrote more here: https://t.co/YgQF9SXxsH pic.twitter.com/LOkFgc75Fh
If Marvel hadn't transformed the industry, there's a very good chance I would have left comics behind in junior high and never considered writing them. I'm sure there are hundreds of creators who would say something similar. You simply can't underestimate the impact Stan had.— J.M. DeMatteis (@JMDeMatteis) November 12, 2018
This arrived at Marvel not long after I began working on Thor in 1983. I was amazed Stan even knew who I was. It was a generous and surprisingly personal gesture on his part. Hangs on the wall of my studio, a reminder to try to do good work. Thank you, Stan. Excelsior, indeed. pic.twitter.com/9tkoBKU1Bx— Walter Simonson (@WalterSimonson) November 13, 2018
"There will never be anyone comparable to Stan Lee in American comics. A legend whose work endures 60 years later, but most importantly to those who met him, he was a genuinely nice man. We will all miss him." #excelsior— Dark Horse Comics (@DarkHorseComics) November 13, 2018
--Mike Richardson, Publisher, Dark Horse Comics pic.twitter.com/1zdTdW87GQ
Today we didn't only lose a legend, we lost THE CREATOR.— FrancescoFrancavilla (@f_francavilla) November 12, 2018
So long, Stan, EXCELSIOR! pic.twitter.com/BRVdIUUsEz
STAN LEE died a little while ago! We should all have been prepping for the eventuality, but it's still no less a shock to the cultural universe—especially to me because he was my mentor and we've stayed in touch more than 50 years! It's the END OF AN ERA! RIP, my old friend!!!— Jim Steranko (@iamsteranko) November 12, 2018
An article I wrote about Stan. https://t.co/qJg7komWg0— Peter David (@PeterDavid_PAD) November 13, 2018
I guess I'm supposed to be sad that Stan Lee has died, and I am, but I'm mostly smiling, thinking about what a kickass 95 years that was.— Jonathan Hickman (@JHickman) November 12, 2018
Rest in Peace, Mister Lee, you earned it.
#StanLee #theman Gracias por darle tanta felicidad a mi vida y por darme una carrera, gracias por darnos un hogar a los que en los mundos que creaste nunca nos sentimos ajenos. Gracias por enseñarme que el bien siempre triunfa sobre el mal. Gracias siempre #nuffsaid pic.twitter.com/tkZzGQfbb9— humberto ramos (@humberto_ramos) November 12, 2018
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