Stan Lee: A Legacy

My mom was the first person to break the news to me today that Stan Lee had passed. I was in the parking lot about to head in to work, and I had to sit in my car for an additional 5 minutes to google search to check her facts and my social media was flooded with breaking news and Stan Lee tributes. My coworker also texted me to make sure I was ok because she knew I’m a Marvel fan and if I had heard the news yet.

Quick history, Stan Lee was an American comic-book writer, editor and publisher. He was editor and chief of Marvel Comics. Marvel was a small publishing house and expanded to a large multimedia corporation.

In collaboration with several artists—particularly Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko—he co-created fictional characters including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, and—with co-writer Larry Lieber—the characters Ant-Man, Iron Man, and Thor. In doing so, he pioneered a more complex approach to writing superheroes in the 1960s, and in the 1970s challenged the standards of the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to it updating its policies.

You can catch Stan Lee appearing in some of the current mainstream TV shows and movies, out today. Some of the noticeable cameo’s were in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, each of the last 20 movies since the 2008 Iron Man movie featured a cameo by Stan Lee.

If you are just finding my blog, I have a bunch of MCU blogs about the movies and some of the history of Marvel. I’ve always been a fan of Spider Man, The X-Men and the Avengers growing up and when I head that they were bring to life iconic characters like Spider Man and Iron Man the entertainment business changed forever. Now we have more Super Hero movies and TV shows than we can count and its all thanks to the true believer and dreamer Stan Lee.

The following video is all the cameos Stan Lee has ever took part in on screen, except I think they missed the one, The Gifted on Fox but I think the video was created before the show premiered.


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