RIP to a legend: Stan Lee

Stan Lee

As human beings we cannot outrun the reaper.

Unfortunately Death’s  scythe has reached out and touched someone who has impacted the entertainment industry for decades.

Stan Lee, the original “Mr. Marvel” has died at the age of 95 years. It is the end of an era in the comic book industry and in Hollywood.

I grew up reading Marvel comics. I could scarcely wait for the next issue of the X-Men to hit the shelves of the little grocery store near my house where I used my allowance to buy them. More often than not, they would be read before I even made it home.

for a few years I collected comics, rarely missing an issue. I still have most of them. In the 2000’s I had the hooks of science fiction sunk even deeper into me with the Fox Studios X-Men movies.

Then the behemoth of Marvel Studios M.C.U. movies landed with the first Iron Man in 2008. Most have the movies have gotten better and better as the series has progressed, though there has been a rare miss. The hallmark of all these movies has been Stan Lee’s cameos, which are often amusing, if not wild and weird.

I can’t think of a single person who has impacted so many parts of the entertainment industry, and I will miss his contributions. I am thankful for the characters he created that allowed me to escape my mind even if only for a short while. My childhood would not have been the same without his input.

RIP Stan. You will be missed.

Kevin

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