Tuesday, August 9, 2016

True Dat



Monc said...

It was with this in mind that I paid for a VIP package at this year's Planet Comicon in Kansas City so I could get a picture and autograph with Stan Lee. As my wife put it, "it's not like you're going to get another chance to meet Stan Lee."

When a celebrity dies, I typically don't mourn. I feel sad for them and their families, but the list of non-personal friends and family members I would mourn is pretty short. I cried when Leonard Nimoy died (because Mr. Spock was an inspiration and lifeline during some rocky teenage years), and I imagine I will cry more when Stan Lee passes.

He ain't perfect, but legends seldom are. His influence and innovation changed an industry, and warped a lot of childhoods in wonderful, fantastic ways.

Don't go soon, Mr. Lee. But when you do, please know we are grateful for your contribution to the world, and you will be missed.

Timothy Brannan said...

Damn. right in the feels with this one.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I always wanted the chance to thank him for all he did to raise a lonely child who loved his comic book stories and learned not to be racist against mutants because mutants were cool. I can't think of anyone else that had more influence on me back then.