Earlier today, we reported on the sad news that comic book legend Stan Lee had passed away at the age of 95. The man had contributed more to our world than anyone ever could hope to contribute, but like everyone else, his time was still sadly, and I believe it’s worth celebrating the fact that he managed to make his time count in the nearly a century he spent on this planet.
Fans all around the world have been reacting to the news of Lee’s passing, and there are a few different folks out there we know you’ve all been waiting to hear from, including the likes of Disney CEO Bob Iger, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, and even DC Comics. The first statement comes from Iger, who said the following in a statement.
“Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created. A super hero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, and to connect. The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart.”
Feige, who took many of Lee’s creation and cemented them in the mainstream through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, said:
“No one has had more of an impact on my career and everything we do at Marvel Studios than Stan Lee. Stan leaves an extraordinary legacy that will outlive us all. Our thoughts are with his daughter, his family, and the millions of fans who have been forever touched by Stan’s genius, charisma and heart. Excelsior!”
Comic book artist and Deadpool Rob Liefeld also took to social media to express his condolences.
“R.I.P. Stan Lee. We have lost a Titan of Creativity and Industry. These are my last photos with Stan, taken in August at his home by Jon Bollerjack. I was summoned by “The Man”, he wanted a friendly face, a change of pace. I was up the next day. He was peaceful and comfortable and in great spirits. He sat in his favorite chair overlooking his pool and the beautiful canyons. I thanked him for being a visionary, not just creatively, but being a visionary in bringing Marvel to Hollywood, knowing how well they would be served by tv and film. Kids of the 1970’s, kids my age grew up with The Hulk tv show, live action Spider Man TV movies, Dr. Strange film on CBS. It was an exciting time and it was a result of Stan’s decision to travel west and present the Marvel characters to Hollywood. He started the Marvel Age Of Comics as well as the Marvel Age Of Film that we enjoy today. I have many stories from my history and travels with Stan. We never had a better Ambassador. And we won’t ever see another like him. All I know is the Good Lord has pulled up a chair and Stan is currently bending all the ears in the heaven’s with his amazing tales and lore. They are hanging on his every word and sentence. #stanlee #marvel #hulk #fantasticfour #xmen #spiderman #thor #excelsior”
Finally, DC Comics was quick to make a statement via their Twitter account.
“He changed the way we look at heroes, and modern comics will always bear his indelible mark. His infectious enthusiasm reminded us why we all fell in love with these stories in the first place. Excelsior, Stan.”
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