writermonk
 member, 219 posts
 Freelance Writer
 Librarian
Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 19:20
Stan Lee has passed away...
Excelsior!
Nintaku
 member, 612 posts
Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 19:25
Stan Lee has passed away...
This one's going to be really hard to get through. My parents taught me the majority of my values using Marvel comics. Stan Lee pretty much shaped who I am almost singlehandedly. This hurts. Knew it was coming sometime soon, and I still wasn't really prepared.
Utsukushi
 member, 1467 posts
 I should really stay out
 of this, I know...but...
Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 19:38
Stan Lee has passed away...
I mean, we all knew he was getting pretty old, but I have to admit, some part of me hoped Reed Richards would pop out of a wormhole and give him some kind of rejuvenating formula that would, just incidentally, make him able to fly or something, for Reasons.
jamat
 member, 557 posts
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Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 20:00
Stan Lee has passed away...
Very sad....as already been said he was getting in but I had no idea he was 95 I hope I look half as good if I reach that age
aguy777
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Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 20:03
Stan Lee has passed away...
That sucks. I just kinda assumed he was immortal.
jwneil
 member, 43 posts
Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 20:24
Re: Stan Lee has passed away...
Nintaku:
This one's going to be really hard to get through. My parents taught me the majority of my values using Marvel comics. Stan Lee pretty much shaped who I am almost singlehandedly.

Same here. I pretty much learned to read on Spider-Man comics. Which means my Mom was cool - back in the 70's comics were not looked upon favorably!
donsr
 member, 1448 posts
Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 20:41
Re: Stan Lee has passed away...
 when I was younger, I learned to read  , by reading Comic  books... MArvel Comics  had  neat editor's notes   from History  ( SGT  Fury and  the Howling Commandos ..to science  from  Avergers  and  FF mags.)

  the MArvel Universe,  pushed back my  following of  DC comics, ebcause  I liked ( even at an early age).. the Grey lines  some of the Heroes  took, to9 be heroes...

  I don't know how much influence he had in the Movies, but  I hope they carry on   the traditons, and stay as close to cannon  , as they can.
evileeyore
 member, 136 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 20:54
Re: Stan Lee has passed away...
At least he got to be surrounded by naked chicks in the first Deadpool movie before he passed away.


And his gravestone had better have "Excelsior!" engraved on it.  It had better...
CrazyIvan777
 member, 255 posts
Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 20:56
Re: Stan Lee has passed away...
He will live on in the stories he told.

And by extension, the stories we tell.

RIP Stan the man.
phoenix9lives
 member, 970 posts
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Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 21:27
Re: Stan Lee has passed away...
My birthday is now ruined.....
ShadoPrism
 member, 1245 posts
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 Gamer-Disorder
Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 23:21
Re: Stan Lee has passed away...
I was hoping to see him in the next 5 or 10 Marvel Movies. This has been a shock.
I liked him even before he became popular. May have to dig out my old comics now and re-read them. (Got boxes and boxes of old marvel comics)
horus
 member, 602 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 23:27
Re: Stan Lee has passed away...
I didn't start reading Marvel Comics until I was in my teens, starting with The Amazing Spider-Man and The Fantastic Four  graduating later to Silver Surfer and Doctor Strange.  Good times.

Stan Lee and Jack Kirby brought Marvel to prominence way back when.  Doubtless they will continue  their collaboration on the other side.

Thank you, Stan, for much good reading.  Go easy on your journey to the West.

EPITAPH:
Stan Lee lies here within,
His head grew bald but not his chin,
EXCELSIOR!
Lord Caladin
 member, 323 posts
 It all about the journey
Mon 12 Nov 2018
at 23:48
Re: Stan Lee has passed away...
A true hero. A man who I never meet - but an inspiration to me and even my kids. His work will forever be apart of me.

Thank you Stain Lee for all you did.

Cubalibre
 member, 80 posts
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 Nothing exists past 3.5
Tue 13 Nov 2018
at 00:16
Re: Stan Lee has passed away...
"He was a man. Take him for all in all. I shall not look on his like again."
~ Hamlet

Thank you Stan - you changed the comics industry and gave us not just heroes, but heroes with flaws that we could relate to. We know your last days were troubled ones but you're at rest now...Excelsior!
BlackFire911
 member, 1 post
Wed 14 Nov 2018
at 05:33
Stan Lee has passed away...
In reply to jamat (msg # 5):

werty
allworth
 member, 46 posts
Wed 14 Nov 2018
at 21:57
Stan Lee has passed away...
Stan started out wanting to be a novelist, but under pressure took a job at his cousin's husbands company - a comic book company.

In the end he told great stories, just not in the medium he had originally intended.

Word is he filmed at least two cameos that are in the can, so we should get to see him a couple more times.

There have been several good articles out there today, but this one really got my attention.
https://www.npr.org/sections/c...d-find-his-superhero

Like the heroes he created he was imperfect, but he has left behind quite a legacy.
Excelsior Stan and thank you.
DarkLightHitomi
 member, 1426 posts
Thu 15 Nov 2018
at 08:29
Stan Lee has passed away...
Not a comic book fan myself but even I knew the name Stan Lee.

What excelsior means however, still escapes me.
jwneil
 member, 44 posts
Thu 15 Nov 2018
at 12:53
Stan Lee has passed away...
In reply to DarkLightHitomi (msg # 18):

It means Ever Onward.

Although there was a joke going around in the Marvel Comics letter page in the 80's or 90's that it meant Wood Shavings.  :)  I forget how that began - but every once in a while, an assistant editor would end a column by saying "Wood Shavings!"
horus
 member, 606 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Fri 16 Nov 2018
at 09:59
Stan Lee has passed away...
In reply to jwneil (msg # 19):

That's because the word excelsior is also the trade name of a packing material made from finely shaven wood peelings.  We know what Stan meant, though.  He was a forward-looking kinda guy.

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/excelsior

See entry two, definition one, please.
Cloud77
 member, 1 post
Mon 26 Nov 2018
at 02:47
Stan Lee has passed away...
In reply to Varsovian (msg # 1):

Sad...
apancutie
 member, 1 post
Fri 30 Nov 2018
at 20:52
Stan Lee has passed away...
In reply to Varsovian (msg # 1):

When I heard the news(my brother told me at lunch), I legit started crying. A lot of my characters and stories are inspired by his stories, and I loved watching the movies with my family on Mondays(Monday Movie Night is something we love to do). I wish I could've met him in person, because he seemed like a great person to hang out with. R.I.P Stan Lee. You will always live on in your fans and your work.
TFCreeper
 member, 2 posts
Mon 10 Dec 2018
at 04:54
Stan Lee has passed away...
the creator of spongebob died too
Pari_93
 member, 1 post
Tue 11 Dec 2018
at 22:12
Stan Lee has passed away...
In reply to TFCreeper (msg # 23):

How many more are we going to lose this year?! Stephen Hawkings, Stan Lee, George H.W Bush, Stephen Hillenburg...that's too many
ShadoPrism
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 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Wed 12 Dec 2018
at 00:41
Stan Lee has passed away...
In reply to Pari_93 (msg # 24):

Well not much to the year left. So hopefully not many. But then all our hero's are getting on in years. As are we ...
facemaker329
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 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Wed 12 Dec 2018
at 06:56
Stan Lee has passed away...
In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 25):

Careful...last time I heard someone say that, Carrie Fisher died the next day...