So I just heard the news.
Stanley Martin lieber, also known as Stan Lee, a titan of the comic book industry and art of story telling itself, has passed away at the age of 95.
even as I write this it's hard to believe the man who gave us so many amazing characters; characters with style, quirks and more importantly, substance and reliability,... is gone.
from your friendly neighborhood Spider man (who if memory recalls correctly, was the first Marvel character I really gravitated towards) to Captain America, the star spangled soldier, he and other writers who have worked with him have given us icons of not just comic book history, but arguable pop culture, and perhaps even something deeper in our collective conciseness.
I can only hope that despite any adversity he faced towards the end,... he had no regrets about ever daring to make characters that we're legends. aobut giving people the coruage to not just have fun, but hopefully make the world a better place by following through example.
Rest in peace Stan Lee.
the amazing world of comics and super heroes will ever be grateful to you, from the neighborhood do good-er , to the oddest and quirkiest of us, to the heroes of cosmic importance and triumph, and from those who dare to imagine the worlds they can make In their own imaginations.
I know that your heroes will continue to inspire.
"face front, true believer!"- Stanley Martin Lieber ,December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018