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Old 11-12-2018, 01:59 PM
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RIP Stan Lee

TMZ is reporting that Stan Lee has passed away today at 95 years old.
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Thus passes a Giant Among Men (and Superbeings.)
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:03 PM
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OMG! A legend, and I'm glad he lived so long. OMG!!!
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:05 PM
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Make Mine Marvel! RIP, Stan. You were undoubtedly the most influential person in American comics history.
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:07 PM
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A scene from Big Bang that I will always remember: Sheldon meets Stan Lee

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Old 11-12-2018, 02:09 PM
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This is one of the few people who die at an advanced age that I say is actually really sad because he was still SO active.

Thanks for everything you did Stan, you truly were a titan of industry.

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A list of Lee's Marvel (and one DC!) cameos.

Excelsior!
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:25 PM
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Excelsior! A man who brought me so much joy reading his work in my youth. He will be missed.
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:26 PM
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I've been a comic book/superhero fan as far back as I can remember (which would be probably the mid-to-late '60s). I think my earliest comic book memory was Supergirl (with probably the Legion of Superheroes, but she did have a skirt--ruffled?--and short blond hair with some curls). But I know my first favorite was Fantastic Four. My first fan letter was prompted by the story where Ben was fighting Reed and stuffed him into a bottle/jar/urn. The Fantastic Four are still my favorite superheroes.

Today is not the day to argue about who did what, which creator should get credit for which creation(s). Today, I remember all the grand icons and the fabulous stories that Stan helped bring into the world. I remember all the ways in which Stan's work lifted us all up and made our own worlds brighter. I remember Stan, I am grateful for his life, and I mourn his death.

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Old 11-12-2018, 02:27 PM
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95 is not too shabby, but man, he looked like he could outlive us all. RIP indeed.
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:28 PM
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For the past 43 years, I've been a True Believer. RIP Stan.

Anyone know where Josh Brolin was...
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:29 PM
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He also played himself in Kevin Smith's Mallrats (1995), where he gave relationship advice to Bodie Bruce (Jason Lee).

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Old 11-12-2018, 02:30 PM
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He was lucky to live long enough see the characters he created, that were once only something with a small fan base, become the subject of big-budget Hollywood movies and receive attention from the general public.
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Bummer. Poor Stan will never find out what happens in Avengers 4.
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:40 PM
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Because of his cameos, he is, technically, the biggest box office actor in the history of cinemas because the movies he's appeared in have totalled the most money ever.
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:43 PM
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Unthinkable what dismal comics might exist without that man. He not only created greatness he inspired other artists and writers to be better. Even his competitors.

I am glad that so many great Marvel based movies got made in his lifetime. At one time many of them weren't so good. Anyone remember the spider man live action series in the 70's? Just awful, and certainly not worthy of Stan Lees name.

His imagination, his talent, even his sense of humor. Never to be matched. EVER!

RIP Stan. You will be sorely missed!
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I'm sure I'm going to hell for this, but my first thought when I heard the news was "Huh, that's gonna make his MCU cameos a bit awkward from now on."
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He also played himself in Kevin Smith's Mallrats (1995), where he gave relationship advice to Bodie Bruce (Jason Lee).

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Thanks for the characters, the stories, and the decades gone by. RIP, Stan Lee.
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:10 PM
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I am glad that so many great Marvel based movies got made in his lifetime. At one time many of them weren't so good. Anyone remember the spider man live action series in the 70's? Just awful, and certainly not worthy of Stan Lees name.(
The Nicholas Hammond Spider-man series may have been bad, but the Reb Brown Captain America movies were worse. The Peter Hooten Doctor Strange was . . . still bad, but kind of fun, if you are in a generous mood.

He lived to see his creations go from Saturday morning cartoons, badly animated even by 1960s standards, to shoddy low-budget TV movies, to big-budget Hollywood blockbusters, with A-list actors and state-of-the-art special effects.
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I always loved explaining to people as he flashed on the screen who he was and how important he was. Now, it will just make me sad.

R.I.P.

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Old 11-12-2018, 03:15 PM
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Met him once. At Geppi's Comics in Silver Spring, MD just north of DC. God, this must be 30-35 years ago. I was in high school.

He signed a copy of Silver Surfer Special #1 for me. When he walked in the entire place burst into applause. Even back then, he had us.
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:16 PM
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Aw, man, this hits me hard! I always revered him. So creative! One of the very best! I was hoping that he would live to at least 100. Sad....
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:16 PM
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I'm sure I'm going to hell for this, but my first thought when I heard the news was "Huh, that's gonna make his MCU cameos a bit awkward from now on."
I'll bet you a dollar that in the Avengers 4 recap of Infinity War, Stan dissolves. It would be a perfect ending to the cameos.
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:17 PM
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I wouldn't be w/o him.
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:19 PM
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Now he belongs to the ages.

Shalom, Stan
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95 is not too shabby, but man, he looked like he could outlive us all. RIP indeed.
I figured when his wife Joan died last year that Stan would soon follow.
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:39 PM
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The Nicholas Hammond Spider-man series may have been bad, but the Reb Brown Captain America movies were worse. The Peter Hooten Doctor Strange was . . . still bad, but kind of fun, if you are in a generous mood.

He lived to see his creations go from Saturday morning cartoons, badly animated even by 1960s standards, to shoddy low-budget TV movies, to big-budget Hollywood blockbusters, with A-list actors and state-of-the-art special effects.
To be fair, the Bill-Bixby-and-Lou-Ferrigno Hulk was theatrical-release quality.
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:40 PM
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I'll bet you a dollar that in the Avengers 4 recap of Infinity War, Stan dissolves. It would be a perfect ending to the cameos.
Actually, I take this back, considering there will probably be 8000 videos of Stan disintegrating, made with varying degrees of skill, by tomorrow morning.
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It is sad that Stan Lee is dead, but those close to him in his final years abused and took advantage of him which, I suspect hastened his demise.
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Old 11-12-2018, 04:02 PM
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Make Mine Marvel! RIP, Stan. You were undoubtedly the most influential person in American comics history.
That's really hard to say because if there weren't some giants before him, he probably has little influence. If DC, and in particular Julius Schwartz, doesn't restart the super-hero, Marvel may never move out of the Monster phase. If Siegel and Shuster don't produce Superman, it may never get started.
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Lee's death along with Ditko's earlier this year marks the end of an era not just in comics but of 20th century pop culture. Quite staggering how much Lee's creations dominate the global box office and the popular imagination in 2018.
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I hope he had a bunch of scenes pre-recorded for use in cameos.
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That's really hard to say because if there weren't some giants before him, he probably has little influence. If DC, and in particular Julius Schwartz, doesn't restart the super-hero, Marvel may never move out of the Monster phase. If Siegel and Shuster don't produce Superman, it may never get started.
Everyone has his own opinion. I'll stick with mine.
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A comics giant, and I always enjoyed his movie cameos. May he rest in peace.

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It is sad that Stan Lee is dead, but those close to him in his final years abused and took advantage of him which, I suspect hastened his demise.
Really? Hadn't heard that before. How so?
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Old 11-12-2018, 04:47 PM
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Speaking of Avengers #4,that comic (not the movie) came into my life in the early 1960's, and shortly thereafter I became Marvel obsessed. Every month I scraped together the money to buy every title they published (other than Millie the Model and other female oriented lines).

Mr. Lee's fingerprints are all over my personality.
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Old 11-12-2018, 04:49 PM
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Goodbye, Stan the Man. Excelsior.
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Old 11-12-2018, 04:52 PM
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Sad to hear it, of course. I grew up with his work, just becoming literate when the Marvel Silver age started, a couple of years after DC's. I got Fantastic Four #16 from the newsstand and was hooked. DC comics were more sci-fi and cerebral, but Lee's Marvel comics went for the gut and emotion, and his heroes-with-flaws were a welcome change, along with the whole series of comments and asides in the stories, and the credits they gave to artists and writers.

Of course, plastering his name on everything was easy to poke fun at. DC's Angel and the Ape featured a boastful comics editor named Stan Bragg who insisted on credits for himself at the expense of the other creators, parodying Lee himself. On a more somber note, it's been argued that Lee's hogging the credit (and also for philosophical disagreements) is what caused the rift between him and Jack Kirby and resulted in Kirby leaving Marvel for DC. (The "Marvel Process of Creation" actually had Kirby basically creating the story and Lee coming up with the dialogue. Although I love Kirby's art to death, I've never been impressed when he wrote the dialogue).

On the other hand, when they worked together the results were sublime. Kirby both drew and wrote a "What If...?" comic in which the members of the Fantastic Four were really their real-life creators from the Marvel Bullpen. Mister Fantastic was Stan Lee, and Kirby, naturally, was The Thing, chomping on his omnipresent stogie. It looked believable. Although the dialogue sucked.

I think he mellowed in later years, and he was definitely a good ambassador for the MCU. He continued to push the Marvel brand, pretty successfully.

He's survived by his younger brother, Larry Leiber, who didn't change the family name. Larry was an artist, writer, and editor, too. He co-created several central Marvel characters and scripted their origins. Maybe he can get some cameos now
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https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/new...Sj8?li=BBnb7Kz explains a lot at the end


heres some of his work :
https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/gal...nb7Kz#image=12

heres a lot of reactions https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainm...Bnb7Kz#image=1
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I hope he had a bunch of scenes pre-recorded for use in cameos.
I definitely know for a fact he recorded his Avengers 4 cameo. It's fitting that this is his last (or at least towards the end) as it's the end of the greatest realization of his work
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I hope he had a bunch of scenes pre-recorded for use in cameos.
He did, although it wouldn't surprise me if his Avengers 4 cameo will his final. Considering that the movie is going to be somewhat of a endpoint/reset for the current MCU and his age, I would bet that his cameo was written in the sense that it would be his last.
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A titan has passed.

RIP Mr. Lee. Thank you for sharing your genius with us.

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It's hard to imagine comic books without Stan's creative influence. He created so many beloved characters.

Thank you Stan for many of my childhood memories. I read a lot of your comics.

R.I.P.

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Aw man. I thought he was gonna live forever!
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Aw man. I thought he was gonna live forever!
He will, Biggirl, he will.

Rest In Peace, Stan.
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Really? Hadn't heard that before. How so?
Here is some here.
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Really? Hadn't heard that before. How so?
There were fights in the family over the potential estate.
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R.I.P. Stan Lee.
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Well, yeah, he's dead now, but they'll retcon that soon enough. Nobody ever stays dead except Uncle Ben and Buck... Oh, right.
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