Marvel's Emotional Farewell To Stan Lee Is Superb

Yolanda Curtis
November 16, 2018

The tribute starts with black-and-white footage from 1968, showing Lee looking much younger than he has appeared in recent movie cameos.

Lee had his fingers in all that Marvel produced, but some of the characters and plot lines "came from the artists being inspired by what was happening in the '60s", said freelance writer Alex Simmons. "You sound like a real a-hat (sic)", he tweeted.

Quoting Lee's daughter, J.C., TMZ reported that an ambulance was rushed to his Hollywood Hills home on Monday morning (local time), following which he was taken to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he breathed his last.

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Armie Hammer is facing criticism for hitting out at fellow celebrities for posting selfies as tributes to comic book legend Stan Lee. Black Panther, along with the X-Men and Luke Cage, are on-screen heroes today.

Spike Lee couldn't help but react to the news on Instagram yesterday.

Roy's manager, John Cimino, tells us Roy and Stan talked for about 30 minutes and, surprise. they discussed comics and superheroes. We wouldn't have any of this without Stan Lee. The publisher that the man was so closely associated with for most of his career has shared a touching tribute video, honoring the beloved man we have lost. And whenever I read them, I feel like a superhero myself. Here are just a few of the cameos from the Marvel icon in non-Marvel productions. Entertainment that made their own multimedia superhero franchises, although none ever took off in popularity like his early Marvel work.

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Lee prided himself on having a friendly rapport with fans and would answer questions in the letters pages with a personable and exuberant style, signing his correspondences with his signature phrase, "Excelsior!"

The Marvel approach was to humanize its superheroes, giving them flaws and foibles that felt fresh in comparison to the prevailing execution from rival DC Comics. Without Stan Lee, millions are left to reflect on the life he lead, be thankful for everything he created, and mourn the loss of a very talented, influential man.

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