I am saddened to hear to Stan Lee's passing earlier today (11/12/18).
There can never be "Nuff said" about Stan "The Man" Lee....but I'll try to anyway.
Like most people in the world, I never met the man,
and really only knew him from his wide range of works in various media.
My own 1st exposure to him by name, was when he was doing the narration
on the old "Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends" TV show.
And was always aware of his voice ANYWHERE from that point onward.
For the life of me, I cannot really recall where I 1st SAW him.
Certainly he was not prefect, but one has to still acknowledge his creativity. imagination and greatness.
His work with other people all throughout the years (Ditko, Kirby, Romita, etc)
created generations and even new generations of unborn Stan fans yet to be.
All of whom would surely experience edge-of-your-seat/can’t-wait-for-the-next-issue feeling
from at least some piece of his works at some point in their lives.
So time finally caught up with Stan like Spidey’s bad luck.
Being able to leave behind a large body of works with his name attached is no small feat.
Although he is gone from the world, he’s really not gone from the world.
Stan fans and even non fans all over the world will still have him around
whether they realize his contribution or not in whatever form of media they may indulge in.
I truly feel that he is a person that left this world a better place than he found it when he came into it.
The world is a little more sad now that he's gone,
but I find myself smiling and laughing when I reminisce about him.
At least that's how it is for me.
We all know the last 2 or 3 years of his life were marred with some really horrible happenings.
Some of which could even be likened to true "comic book villainy".
So I really hope that he truly was in peace at the time he finally came to rest.
Via con dios Stan "The Man" Lee.