Stan Lee

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Stan Lee, the genius behind many of the superhero comics that are a cornerstone of our popular culture, died today at age 95.

Ten years ago, Stan penned an editorial, published in The Atlantic, and illustrated by Anthony Winn. Mr Lee's words seem eerily prescient of the place we find ourselves today. The Atlantic reprinted his editorial today, to mark his passing.

 

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Buzz Dixon posted an op-ed about Stan Lee's passing. It talks of the often questionable things surrounding his life, like the fallout between him and Kirby. I don't know who created what or when or how much Stan Lee was involved, but he did have a sincerity about him even though there were some questionable dealings. He championed a lot of positive messages and through flawed characters gave kids a window into the pitfalls that could await them.

Yeah he relished in his late movie fame, but his cameo's were also a nod to the 'true believers' in the theatre. Rest well Stan.
 
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PracticalMac

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He both expanded the scope of comics from silly stories to serious discussions, and worked tirelessly to sell the genre and the characters (co-)created in Marvel and outside.
 

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Buzz Dixon posted an op-ed about Stan Lee's passing. It talks of the often questionable things surrounding his life, like the fallout between him and Kirby. I don't know who created what or when or how much Stan Lee was involved, but he did have a sincerity about him even though there were some questionable dealings. He championed a lot of positive messages and through flawed characters gave kids a window into the pitfalls that could await them.

Yeah he relished in his late movie fame, but his cameo's were also a nod to the 'true believers' in the theatre. Rest well Stan.
Yeah, as much fondness we all have for Stan Lee, Jack Kirby did get the end of the short stick many times. Jack Kirby didn't become even close the cultural icon that Lee did, but so many people know & are affected by his work. People don't know what "Kirby Crackle" is, but say it to a fan of comic book art, and watch that smile grow. People don't know what inspired the look of Thor: Ragnarok, but many think it's distinctive.

It doesn't take away from the legacy of Stan Lee, but it is something to consider.
 
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When Lee and his team created superheroes with anxieties and personal problems, it permanently changed the world of superheroes for the better. If comic book heroes didn't have personal problems and self-doubt they wouldn't be nearly as interesting and relatable.