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A guy who loves movies, comic books, video games, and stories with colorful talking ponies in them.

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Nov
12th
2018

The Passing of a Legend · 7:24pm Nov 12th, 2018

Tragic news, everyone.

It grieves me to announce, that apparently Stanley Martin Lieber - or as we all popularly know him, "Stan Lee" - is dead at age 95.

The cause of death has not yet been announced.

This is in some ways to be expected... in fact I am impressed by the fact that he lived to the age he did... but at the same time, it's a very heartbreaking bit of news.

This man is, to me, and to many many other people around the world, one of the most important creators in the twentieth century.

He, with great artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, among many other talents, revitalized superhero fiction in the 1960s with such wonderful characters as The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, the Avengers... and many more besides.

Besides those original comics, he also added a lot of fun to the Marvel movies of the past decade or two with his beloved cameos in many of them.

And even beyond his roles in the four-color page or on the silver screen... Stan Lee was just a pretty good guy, by my own estimation. Yes, I know about the contentions involving Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, but he also displayed some impressive humility and kindness in other matters.

The man was truly a legend, and he will be dearly missed.

But more than that, he will be remembered. And he will never be forgotten.

Excelsior, Stan Lee.

We will be forever grateful to you and your work.

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We shall never forget thee.

Rest in peace, Stan Lee. And thank you for all of your amazing work.

Well, at least he died before Marvel Studio goes SJW like Lucasfilms and has it's first major flop of the MCU, Captain Marvel.
Pity not the dead, pity the living.
May you rest in peace, Stan, and I mean that sincerely.

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Well, at least he died before Marvel Studio goes SJW like Lucasfilms and has it's first major flop of the MCU, Captain Marvel.

I appreciate you saying may he rest in peace, but I'd like to ask that you kindly please leave any political commentary about Marvel movies out of this right now. It seems kind of tacky to me, going on about "SJWs" when a man beloved the world over for his kindness and fun personality has just died and fans everywhere are grieving.

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Indeed, well said.

The man was truly a part of so many lives through the comics he created and the stories he helped tell.

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