The legendary Stan Lee passed away today.
Besides Vince McMahon (and Vince runs in second place), no one created more of my favorite entertainment as a kid growing up in the 70’s and 80’s than Stan “The Man” Lee.
I first really remember being aware of who Stan was via his Stan’s Soapbox column in the Marvel Bullpen Bulletins in the back of Marvel Comics. It always seemed so cool that one of the creators of the comic books wanted to talk directly to the fans.
The very first comic I remember owning was Amazing Spider-Man #9. Written by Stan Lee himself (and drawn by the late great Steve Ditko). I was hooked on comics thereafter. Buying them at pharmacies, flea markets and gas station newsstands.
Rest in peace Stan Lee.