Greeting Space Cadets, as sad day today as it was announced that the creative genius and legendary comic book author Stan Lee passed aged 95.
Stan Lee was the co-creator of iconic characters including Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Daredevil and the X-Men.
As a writer and editor charged with keeping multiple stories going at the same time, Stan Lee wove them together into a seamless fictional world where Iron Man could join forces with the Fantastic Four, and Captain America could find himself a wedding guest alongside Doctor Strange. The Marvel Universe he created crossed from page to screen in a series of TV and movie adaptations and changed the face of popular culture.
Stan Lee was the master of cameo appearing in most just about all Marvel movies and many TV shows.
Stan Lee was very engaged with his fans often referring to them as True Believers and ending his stories with an energetic Excelsior!
Celebrities and fans have been sharing across social media how Lee and his work affected them.
— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) November 12, 2018
Stan…more than a master of stories, you always seemed like a master of living. I will look to you for inspiration for the rest of my life. You live on. xoxo Your Wasp
#liveon #StanLee pic.twitter.com/JRA2aRM3bG
— Evangeline Lilly (@EvangelineLilly) November 12, 2018
Born before Edwin Hubble discovered the expanding universe, he ultimately created an expanding universe of his own – one of scientifically literate superheroes such as Spider-Man , The Hulk, Iron Man, & Black Panther.
Stan Lee RIP: 1922 – 2018
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) November 12, 2018
Stan Lee created a universe where, if a character was beloved enough, they could never really die.
Now THAT’S thinking ahead.
Thanks for so much of my life. You’ll never not be in it.
— Joss Whedon (@joss) November 12, 2018
— Agents of SHIELD (@AgentsofSHIELD) November 12, 2018
Stan Lee. A gentleman and a genius. It was an honor to be a small part of his universe. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/iZNtQRRqKD
— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) November 12, 2018
“A hundred years from now if somebody should bring up my name, if it would still be around… It would be nice if people say, 'Jeez. I thought he was a good writer, his stories gave me a lot of pleasure.’”
Stan Lee reflects on his incredible legacy. pic.twitter.com/32fZtFbD3Z
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) November 12, 2018
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) November 12, 2018
Damn… RIP Stan. Thanks for everything. pic.twitter.com/TMAaDJSOhh
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 12, 2018
There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!!
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 12, 2018
We’ve lost a creative genius. Stan Lee was a pioneering force in the superhero universe. I’m proud to have been a small part of his legacy and …. to have helped bring one of his characters to life. #StanLee #Wolverine pic.twitter.com/iOdefi7iYz
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 12, 2018
"None of us lives in a vacuum – none of us is untouched by the everyday events about us – events which shape our stories just as they shape our lives." – Stan Lee pic.twitter.com/kVwCXi0QV6
— Nerdist (@nerdist) November 12, 2018
His contribution to Pop Culture was revolutionary & cannot be overstated. He was everything you hoped he would be & MORE. I loved this man & will never stop missing him. They say you should never meet a childhood idol. They are wrong. #RIPStanTheMan pic.twitter.com/6OKH07ahJg
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 12, 2018
Thanks for everything Stan Lee! What a life, so well lived. I consider myself extraordinarily lucky to have gotten to meet you and to have played in the world you created.
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) November 12, 2018
— RODDENBERRY (@roddenberry) November 13, 2018
Thank you, Stan. You inspired us all… pic.twitter.com/7trQ9wV28d
— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) November 12, 2018
An icon. A legend. A hero.
Stan Lee was all that & so much more. He gave such love & light to everyone! That was his super power. I’ll forever cherish his pep talks, kind words & big hugs.
— Ming-Na Wen (@MingNa) November 13, 2018
So sad to hear Stan Lee has moved on to his next adventure. He added such dimension to culture, and to millions and millions of fans he opened doors to new ways of looking at the world. A true storyteller. pic.twitter.com/LheI1eWUHt
— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) November 12, 2018
What a man. What a life.
When I first broke into Hollywood, he welcomed me with open arms and some very sage advice I’ll forever take to heart.
A true icon who impacted generations around the world.
Rest in love, my friend. #imagination #stanlee 💫 pic.twitter.com/dw3FXMgyHp
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 12, 2018
So sad hearing about the passing of the legendary #StanLee This photo was taken when I first met Stan while moderating his panel at @Calgaryexpo He was sharp as a tack and witty as can be. I must admit that I went into "fan boy" mode a couple of times…Rest in Peace. #Excelsior pic.twitter.com/V7C7cWv5Xx
— Garrett Wang (王 以 瞻) (@GarrettRWang) November 13, 2018
Heartbroken.@TheRealStanLee represents the best of us. How grateful I am for his existence and influence. He lived to see his creations shape the world, and his legacy will inspire generations to come. But I’ll miss him. EXCELSIOR pic.twitter.com/MQdHg6vcGE
— Seth Green (@SethGreen) November 13, 2018
Remembering Stan Lee at @ForbiddenPlanet.
If you have any special memories of the great man – if you met him, if he taught you your love of comics, if he got you reading, or if his cameos made you laugh, please let us know… pic.twitter.com/zk9VbsckGP
— Forbidden Planet (@ForbiddenPlanet) November 13, 2018
THE UNIVERSES YOU CREATED…CHANGED OUR 🌎 !!! THEY CHANGED MY LIFE! THANK YOU FOR BRINGING YOUR CURIOUSITY ABD FANTASIES TO LIFE AND INTO OUR LIVES…YOU ARE ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST SUPERHEROES @TheRealStanLee WE LOVE YOU GOD BLESS YOU LEGEND 🙏🏼 ♥️🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/iahgI47eXS
— Steven Tyler (@IamStevenT) November 13, 2018
Hi heroes this is Stan Lee coming at you, I want you to know Marvel has always been, and always will be a reflection of the world right outside our window.
That world may change and evolve but the one thing that will never change is the way we tell our stories of heroism.
Those stories have room for everyone, regardless of their race, gender, religion or colour of their skin.
The only things we don’t have room for are hatred intolerance and bigotry.
That man next to you he’s your brother that woman over there she’s her sister, and that kid walking by ‘hey who knows he may have the proportionate strength of a spider’.
We’re all part of one big family the human family and we all come together in the body of Marvel.
– Stan Lee