The Legacy of Stan Lee

The Legacy of Stan Lee

“You know, my motto is ‘Excelsior.’ That’s an old word that means ‘upward and onward to greater glory.’ It’s on the seal of the state of New York. Keep moving forward, and if it’s time to go, it’s time. Nothing lasts forever.” – Stan Lee

Regardless of whether or not you consider yourself a comic book fan or even a fan of superhero movies that have taken over the world over the last decade this man is truly a legend to everyone.  The legacy of real life legend Stan Lee should mean something to you.

I fondly recall as a boy when I first read a marvel comic book. I had few books but I was watching spider-man cartoon on TV. I think what made me love it more that Stan lee had always been able connect to me with his great comics. My earliest memory was reading spider-man it was not written by Stan lee but it was spider-man comics non-the less.

It was amazing spider-man 398 which written by J.M. DeMatteis which was a fun tale about peter parker fighting doc-ock. It was such a fun tale yet i was hooked by this character. I adore spider-man to this date. It traces back to stan lee run which i read endless times now. I adore his run so much more than many runs I read over the years.

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All those memories, all those comics, all those movies, all those days spent playing with toys or imagining ourselves as superheroes, I owe to Stan Lee.  Even if I didn’t read his comics first i wouldn’t be person I am today.  i think Stan-lee partly helped make me the guy i am today.  I began with J. Michael Straczynski’s The Amazing Spider-Man run after a decade, I’m finally reading Marvel’s iconic “Civil War” event.  It’s been a slow but steady march through the saga over the past few months and this was the issue I was on.  It felt right to start here too, as it was Spider-Man i adored this run so much as its truly a spider-man run i read endless times.

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I recall Reading Fantastic Four #1 was everything I wanted it to be, feeling simultaneously dated and timeless many times over the years. I read it again after Stan-lee died I was so in love this comic again. It was the wonderful work of stan lee and jack Kirby also want to say thank you to jack the king Kirby too for his wonderful work.Its truly because Stan-lee this kid form NYC that created the marvel unverse in way returned home. Jack kirby was all kinds of amazing too.

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Opening this comic book floods me with memories as i see peter struggles with life it makes me feel so much more human and alive as i see this guy that struggles like i would struggle to live daily each day. Peter Parker is the greatest creation Stan-lee did in my eyes. In Web Of Spider-Man#12 Peter Parker was swinging around his neighborhood, trying to keep his life together, while looking for purse-snatchers, laundromat robbers, and dealing with a would-be gang and a local hitman.  And through it all, personal drama and Spider-Man trouble that is what makes spider-man great and charming. I think we would not have characters like kamala khan today without spider-man.

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I recall when i brought my first ms marvel comic when it came out i was reading this Muslim girl that was the modern-day ideals of what peter-Parker would be today. Khan was created by Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson, artist Adrian Alphona, and editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker in 2014, and she immediately made headlines for being the first mainstream Muslim superhero to get her own comic. In the years since her debut, Khan has developed into a well-rounded character that i feel is such a charming read each issue is such fun to read from start to finish.

This scene shows you why power of Stan-lee and jack Kirby’s ideas to humanize these ideas. they show you emotion u feel about them. goodbye Stan-lee. we will miss you. we will miss you Stan-lee. Go to the stars with your creations.

“Everywhere it’s the same!  I live in a world too small for me!”  These words felt very poignant yesterday.  The world was too small for Stan Lee’s imagination…so through his characters, creatures, and creations, he made it bigger.  And we are all so blessed for where he’s taken us in our world. Thank stan-lee. This blog artcle is written in honor of stan-lee. I thank him personally for everything.

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