I saw Stan Lee up close (he was just a few feet away) at San Diego Comic-Con last year (July 2017). He was steady on his feet and friendly to the fans who gathered around him even though he lost his wife just two weeks before this encounter. Dear Sir, your passing feels like the death of my childhood and I'm gutted. Thank you for all the stories I read and watched growing up - the X-Men carried me through my awkward and uncertain pre-teen/ teenage years and even helped this lonely child find her tribe of other comic fans. It's one of the earliest books that helped me understand it's OK to be different and that there are others who believe in and are fighting for this right. Your work means more to me than you'll ever know. I hope you've reunited with Joan on the other side and will now rock the afterlife just as you've rocked this world for so many generations of comic lovers. Excelsior! ❤️ 😭
“Death is what gives life meaning. To know your days are numbered. Your time is short. You'd think after all this time, I'd be ready. But look at me. Stretching one moment out into a thousand... just so that I can watch the snow.”
This morning, a truly amazing, creative, imaginative, & innovative comic book writer unlike any other passed away after 95 years & the universe was never the same 🌌 I never had the pleasure of meeting #StanLee but many of my friends have & I can just see from the millions of smiling pics of him & all of his dedicated involvement of the #marvel franchise that this was someone truly special 🤩 As a fellow writer & artist, especially in the comic book & entertainment media, Stan Lee has inspired the world 🌎 with his unique characters, captivating story arcs, & moving time & space to build not just a world but an entire universe for all of us to escape to 📚 Being familiar & a fan of the #marveluniverse happened to me only recently but that doesn’t mean that he hasn’t left an impact on my life 🙌🏻 especially when I let fate lead me to the movie theaters to see #doctorstrange where I truly fell in love with Stan’s marvelous movie & comic book magic 💫 It’s ironic that someone so anxiety-induced about anything to do with time, space, & the unknown 😰 I found comfort & clarity with #drstrange & when I got to debut my #fem#cosplay of him at #sdcc 2 years ago, it opened up so many doors & portals to a bigger brighter future 🌠 When I heard the news this morning, I immediately thought of the part in the film when The Ancient One remarked how fleeting life is in the most beautiful way that I can almost imagine Stan holding time for so long just to marvel in the love we have for him ❤️ I didn’t imagine my 1K post was going to be this but then again life is full of unexpected things that somehow make sense all at the same time 💡 So anyway, just wanted to say thanks mr. Lee for opening the minds of every nerd, reader, writer artist, & inner superhero in this universe 📖 We’ll see you in the next, until then #excelsior ~ ✨
📸 Photo by @agentpg33ktography (edited by me)
👗 Corset by @bbeautydesigns
💃🏻 Cape borrowed from @seanxlong
It's hard to type these words but Stan Lee @therealstanlee passed away. It's amazing to think that so many of us knew him on a personal level but it's just hitting me that if you've ever spent time with him, it was comparable to being with Walt Disney, Albert Einstein, Elvis, and The Beatles. (I used some filters on my photo to give it a classic 60s look to remind me of my experience) At the suggestion of my friend, editor @stevebeard, an incredibly gifted author and pop culture expert, I interviewed Stan in his office for Risen Magazine a few years ago. I was told I had an hour, but he didn't care. I recorded the interview and spent 2 1/2, maybe 3 hours with him, and he gave me a Master Class of how to be genius. First thing I learned was that it happens when your dreams have died and you're in the verge of another failure. He wanted to write the great American novel and be an actor, was inspired by Shakespeare, and at the age of 40, he didn't achieve any of his dreams. Marvel was going to be shut down. He was a failure. That's when he didn't care anymore. Inspired by the Justice League, he co-created with Jack Kirby, the Marvel Universe. Stan wrote the forward to a book I contributed to called the Gospel According to Superheroes. He was like family to us, pretty much a 2nd grandpa to my friend Tracy Kirby @tksailor, Jack's granddaughter. Here's one more thing -- my REEL GOOD film is the launch of my own universe of stories. Stan told me so much off the record and some of that is in my character in the film. Excelsior, Stan!
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So this is one of the most memorable and inspiring Momence as a comic illustrator. I was sitting in artist alley sketching out commissions and when I looked up I saw a crowd forming and trying to squeeze through my table to visit another artist was the great mr. Stan Lee. As he was visiting the artist that was behind me I took a moment to take a picture of him coming towards me to Exit artist alley. As he did he squeeze through the table and glanced down at my artwork and said "nice work young man". I don't remember responding back because I was still in shock. I will always have this moment in my life to remember this great man that is changed lives all over the world for the better. of course we all know he will never be truly gone because of everything he's accomplished and left us. We will all know he'll be here forever.
RIP Stan Lee (1922-2018)
You will be missed. I still remember meeting him firsthand 6 years ago at the San Diego Comic Con. We spotted him after one of the panels but my son wasn't able to and started crying. Somehow Stan heard about it and came out of the back door just to take a pic with my son. What an awesome guy!
Marvel movies will not be the same without your cameo appearances. Thank you for all the beloved characters.
Só eu sei a felicidade por trás desse sorriso e a tristeza que tá rolando agora. Eu agradeço ao universo por ter passado algumas horas ouvindo as histórias dessa lenda, bem na minha frente sorrindo igual boba e sentindo o carinho dele com os fãs, mesmo naquele momento triste que ele tinha acabado de perder o amor da vida dele. Eu te admiro de uma maneira inexplicável. Vai em paz velhinho mais foda do mundo. // “I really liked your t-shirt girl.” @therealstanlee ♥️ #stanlee#sandiegocomiccon
#mcm 💔💔💔#ripstanlee We all knew it was coming but it still hurts our hearts knowing that Stan Lee is no longer with us. HOWEVER, turn that frown upside down because now he is forever united with his Wife A.K.A. Madame Web! Whenever Jose Martinez attended our first SAN DIEGO COMIC CON in 2016, we were blessed with the opportunity to meet “The Man” himself! As soon as we walked into the photo booth, Stan had a HUGE smile on his face and said “Hello” while gently shaking both of our hands. As we leaned in to place our hands on his shoulders, we could feel how fragile he was and it made us so grateful to still have this 93 Year Old Legends around! After our photo, he turned to me, looked me dead in the eyes and exclaimed “YOU NAILED IT” while giving me a thumbs up!!! I was so overjoyed just as I am now as I reminisce on one of the best memories of my life. THANK YOU STAN “THE MAN” LEE! WE ALL WILL MISS YOU! ❤️❤️❤️ #stanlee#restinpeacestanlee#rip#comiccon#sdcc#sandiegocomiccon#sandiego#monday#mancrushmonday#stanthemanlee#stantheman#thankyoustanlee
I had the pleasure of being the assistant to #StanLee back in February 1st, 2003 in Pasadena working for @creationent , he was a great guy to work for, full of spirit.
It was just announced today that at the age of 95, he had sadly passed away & what a legacy he's left behind with the Marvel comics universe. R.I.P. legend.
I first met you at coincidentally my first San Diego Comic-Con in 2011. Regardless of what you think of paying for signatures and photos, back then I paid just $40 for a photo with you and I was ecstatic. Funny enough, I wasn’t even half the fan of comics and movies as I am now. But that small minute of meeting you, saying hi, taking this photo, and shaking your hand saying “Mr. Stan Lee thank you so much” meant the world to me. Since then, I have had the utmost pleasure of seeing you countless times from SDCC, Los Angeles Comic-Con, private signings, and I was even honored to cover your Walk of Fame ceremony. You were always cheerful and always happy to see fans. Many “fans” claimed you were grumpy and rude and just slabbed on your signature on their books. I don’t know what those people did or saw, but every single time I saw you you heard me say “Hey Stan how are you? how’s your day? How is the con? Good to see you again!” and EVERY SINGLE TIME you looked up, said Hi back, responded about your day, and signed each item I had with a smile. You were always waving to fans and cracking jokes. With every cameo you appeared in, the entire theatre cheered and laughed and were put in an overjoy that an entire movie could not do. We all knew the time would come . . . hell, many times we were scared it would be THE time. But time and time again you proved us wrong and just like Iron Man, we knew you had an arc reactor in your chest and with the power of Mjolnir you thunderstruck the next day.
The last few years of your life were filled with the most unnecessary drama, sadness, accusations, and just plain immature actions taking advantage of you. But you fought those demons. You pushed through with the love and support of millions around the world.
There are very few celebrities I have and do get emotional about.
There are very few people I get emotional about. Because in this world we live in, we may be surrounded by so many but touched by so few. With bitter-sweet tears rolling down my face, I can not help but still feel proud and happy with all you have done for us fans, for all the convention and signing appearances you made it to for us, for me. When times were
So sad to hear about Stan Lee’s passing this morning. We all know Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios would not be what they are if it wasn’t for Stan. I was able to do a meet a greet with him at #SDCC2017 I haven’t posted any of these videos but I wanted to post this today as it showed how good of a storyteller he was and his sense of humor. He will be missed @therealstanlee #sandiegocomiccon
It was an honour to get this photo with you at @officialfxv . Thanks for sharing your creations with millions of us. And thanks for not giving me a hard time for wearing a shirt with a DC logo LOL. #RIPStanLee
Rest In Peace to the man that shaped my childhood, even up to today. you were a great man with an incredible mind. you may be gone but you’ll never be forgotten. here’s a throwback to 2015, @makeawishamerica helped my dad & i go to #sandiegocomiccon . i didn’t know id end up meeting the man behind it all till i was face to face with him. im so glad i did. what a legend. yes i was crying.