Jack Kirby

STAN LEE R.I.P

The great Stan Lee passed away after 95 years on planet earth. The creator of the Marvel Comics universe was a legend in my book and I know I’m not alone. Marvel characters were always more interesting to me as a kid than DC (which I do also enjoy) and Stan Lee was the force behind that. He gave the characters a lot of humanity by showing flaws in the good guys and not just the bad guys.

It’s remarkable the amount of characters he created that I loved. Spider Man was huge for me as a kid. I also loved Daredevil, The Hulk and was mesmerized by Silver Surfer. I couldn’t get enough Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos and The Fantastic Four were great as well. Of course, Stan had Jack Kirby as partner and they created many of the characters together.

As a kid, my brother and a couple of cousins of mine who may as well of been our brothers, spent hours passing those comics around to each other, arguing who was better or dissecting the stories. That was like 45 years ago. Now in 2018 Marvel is stronger than ever with all the movies and what not. It’s mind boggling to think of so many millions of kids throughout the years who were entertained, inspired, taught a bit about the human condition and bonded as friends through the work of Stan Lee.

In the grand scheme of things 95 years is a good run on this spinning rock. To have created what Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and all the others did must have been damn satisfying for him. A real iconic figure with a great imagination. Like millions of others around the world, I want to say thanks Stan.

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