Stan Lee RIP
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A sad day indeed...RIP Stan.

Thanks for everything you did to make this hobby of ours so enjoyable.

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RIP Stan, a legend, he helped get comics to where they are today. I loved his intro's on the Spider-Man cartoons, his distinct voice made it so much more enjoyable.

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Think about it, from the time he was 17 until now, he was in one way or another involved in the comic book medium. He wore many different hats during that time, but was still more or less working under the same umbrella. He was around 39 years old when he transformed Atlas Comics into Marvel Comics and began the revolution that took comics to another level of maturity and legitimacy that continues to this day. He was just one of us, trying to work good enough to put food on the table and roof over his head for himself and his family, but through those everyday efforts and the ups and downs of life, he stuck it out and embraced it all the more and ended up being the right guy at the right time. May his legacy live on and continue to be an inspiration. Not many people get to give the world what he has given.

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Knew there was a reason I thought Francesca was a dimwit. The callers reaction will have me laughing for days. 

 

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RIP Stan! It was fun to have you as a client for while, even if I was just a cog in the wheel of your "east coast legal team". Growing up a young Marvel Zombie, it truly was serendipitous to be able to represent you once I was all growed up.

 

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12 hours ago, Readcomix said:

I realize my sadness is for us, not for him as he had a heckuva ride, except for perhaps the last year. Thank you for everything you gave us and left us!

To OP @Robot Man's question: important seems to me to have two answers, FF1 and AF15, and I'd think one could argue effectively for either one all day. But that isn't really the point so much as to stir up memories. Which leads to the question of memorable, and so many great choices were named already. For me, it's Avengers #4, when he really pulled the golden age forward into the then-current age and fully formed the idea of continuity as central to the Marvel Universe. Surfer #1 also jumped immediately to mind for me, and someone said FF51. Which was a big "Oh yeah!" My parents sent me to Catholic grade school, but my morality came from Cap and Ben Grimm.

If I had my Strange Worlds #1 photographed, I'd pop it in the thread for posterity, as its Lee and Kirby's first work together. Anyone got a pic handy? 

Unlike many of you, I never met Stan in person but I did have the privilege of interviewing him by telephone. It was a profile on the career of Joe Sinnott, and it ran in Comic Book Marketplace #39 (Fantastic #3 cover). When I reached Stan's California office (it was 1996, and Stan was trying to give birth to Marvel movies) his receptionist was quite polite but told me she thought it was unlikely he would make time for any interviews given how busy he was with then-fledgling film efforts. I simply asked her to tell him it was about Joe Sinnott. The next person to pick up the line was Stan. It was a gracious and rambling 15 or 20 minutes, and I have my full notes somewhere, but I will share now two quotes from the article:

Stan's credo for Marvel Comics in his own words (which he was saying Sinnott exemplified) -- "As much excitement and integrity into every panel as clearly and dramatically as possible."

And Joe Sinnott describing a visit to Stan's office: "Every time I went in, he was working. Stan would type and talk. He typed on yellow legal paper that he blocked into panels. He typed in captions and dialogue, and he kept it to a minimum. He was an artist's writer. Maybe his stories were a little simple, but they were always effective. He knew how to tell a story with as few words as possible."

Face front, effendi! Valhalla awaits! Excelsior!

Do you mean this one? I wasn’t aware it was their first work together.

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1 hour ago, ThothAmon said:

Knew there was a reason I thought Francesca was a dimwit. The callers reaction will have me laughing for days. 

 

this guy is a insufficiently_thoughtful_person   and I hope he's show tanks

 

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1 hour ago, ThothAmon said:

Knew there was a reason I thought Francesca was a dimwit. The callers reaction will have me laughing for days. 

 

This guy freaking blows. "Who cares"? Jesus Christ... Can we trade a soul for a soul? This loser for Stan back plz.

100% on the caller's reaction. Lmfao for days.

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Although it is always sad to see someone pass, turning 95 and being part of the industry you help build for most of those years is an amazing life achievement. With the legacy he leaves behind many generations will be able to enjoy his work. He will be missed, but never forgotten.

One more cameo in the next Avengers movie to come.

Thank you Stan for all the amazing creations you shared with us.

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Yesterday in front of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Very appropriate to have Cap as an honor guard...

Although Stan was originally from New York, we in LA were honored to have him as an Angeleno. 

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Along with the front page OBIT in today's LA TIMES...Calendar/Entertainment has 4 excellent articles in tribute of Stan the Man!  Well worth checking out/reading.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/

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