This was one of those things that we knew was coming and yet it still feels like a surprise. Stan Lee died today at 95. Many comic book creators who were influenced by his work took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the co-architect of Marvel Comics as we know it today.
It’s impossible to overstate Lee’s legacy long before Marvel Studios made characters like Captain America, Black Panther and Iron Man household names.
— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) November 12, 2018
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) November 12, 2018
He changed the way we look at heroes, and modern comics will always bear his indelible mark. His infectious enthusiasm reminded us why we all fell in love with these stories in the first place. Excelsior, Stan.
— DC (@DCComics) November 12, 2018
No one has had more of an impact on my career and everything we do at Marvel Studios than Stan Lee. Stan leaves an extraordinary legacy that will outlive us all. Our thoughts are with his daughter, his family, and his millions of fans. #ThankYouStan #Excelsior!
— Kevin Feige (@Kevfeige) November 12, 2018
There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!!
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 12, 2018
— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) November 13, 2018
You were a man before your time… now it feels like you are gone before your time. RIP Stan the Man… thanks for the laughs and words of support. It’s a honor to live in your universe! #MarvelKnight pic.twitter.com/1TXdPqUB3x
— Anthony Mackie (@AnthonyMackie) November 12, 2018
You let us be extra human… superhuman even. I am deeply honored to have been a small part in the Stan Lee constellation. pic.twitter.com/qmCrNHXUy1
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 12, 2018
Thank you @TheRealStanLee for the escape from this world & great joy inhabiting the ones you created!! You made so many believe in the good, the heroic, the villainous, the exciting, most of all, you were giving & gracious to us all. RIP
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) November 12, 2018
Thanks for everything Stan Lee! What a life, so well lived. I consider myself extraordinarily lucky to have gotten to meet you and to have played in the world you created.
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) November 12, 2018
Today we lost one of the greats. @TheRealStanLee, you were a inspiration and superhero to us all. Thank you for contributing so much- and giving us all something to aspire to! 💚
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) November 12, 2018
— Jeremy Renner (@Renner4Real) November 12, 2018
Now that was a life well lived and lived to its fullest. Excelsior! 1922-2018
Thank you Stan Lee, from all your fans.
— Paul Bettany (@Paul_Bettany) November 12, 2018
His contribution to Pop Culture was revolutionary & cannot be overstated. He was everything you hoped he would be & MORE. I loved this man & will never stop missing him. They say you should never meet a childhood idol. They are wrong. #RIPStanTheMan pic.twitter.com/6OKH07ahJg
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 12, 2018
We’ve lost a creative genius. Stan Lee was a pioneering force in the superhero universe. I’m proud to have been a small part of his legacy and …. to have helped bring one of his characters to life. #StanLee #Wolverine pic.twitter.com/iOdefi7iYz
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 12, 2018
Damn… RIP Stan. Thanks for everything. pic.twitter.com/TMAaDJSOhh
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 12, 2018
— Mike Colter (@realmikecolter) November 12, 2018
— Bill Sienkiewicz Art (@SienkiewiczArt) November 12, 2018
Devastated by my pal Stan's passing. He was a childhood inspiration, an instructor to me when I was just getting started and a genuinely sweet man. Will miss him terribly.
— Frank Miller (@FrankMillerInk) November 12, 2018
Deeply saddened to hear about Stan Lee's passing. Out with the kids and can't do this one justice today. Was lucky enough to meet Stan early in my career -I was introduced to him as a newbie- & he said: don't look so nervous kid, all the good stuff is just ahead… #excelsior
— Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) November 12, 2018
He was the most influential writer, editor, and publicist in the history of comics. The nerdy voice of so many generations. He wanted to write the great American novel. He did.
(And once I got him to laugh at a dick joke while we were taking a pic. These are framed on my desk.) pic.twitter.com/oO4T6sb8ra
— Tom King (@TomKingTK) November 12, 2018
— Mitch Gerads (@MitchGerads) November 12, 2018
— Alex Ross (@thealexrossart) November 12, 2018
I’ll miss our kisses. Thanks for always being so encouraging. The ultimate gentleman. Until again, kind sir… pic.twitter.com/JTEEb07pZd
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) November 12, 2018
Mourning the loss of a real-life superhero and our great friend, Stan Lee. Thank you for your many contributions to the world of comics. The legacy you have created will forever inspire us. pic.twitter.com/DGJqXuB4wZ
— Hasbro (@Hasbro) November 12, 2018
So very sad to hear about the passing of the legend @TheRealStanLee today, but also feeling so fortunate to have had so many opportunities to have visited and worked with him over these past 10 years. We’ll miss you Stan! #ripstanlee #stanlee #ExcelsiorForever pic.twitter.com/pAOtk7AJj1
— J. Scott Campbell♠️🎨 (@JScottCampbell) November 12, 2018
What an incredible, amazing life of creation and contribution. We are all the better and more fortunate for you having been here. R.I.P., Stan Lee.
— Dan Jurgens (@thedanjurgens) November 12, 2018
RIP Stan Lee. This is heartbreaking. His work had a such a huge impact on my life. His passion and love for comics was so infectious. Thank you for everything. #Excelsior!
— Joshua Williamson (@Williamson_Josh) November 12, 2018
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I am not going to be able to speak about this this morning, I can see that.
But under the persona, Stan Lee was a real human being. I met him three times and three times he told me something literally life-changing.
I hope everyone knows, he cared about us. That was no act.
— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) November 12, 2018
The Man was everything to comics.
Rest in peace, Stan Lee. pic.twitter.com/eqB2veFurO
— Patch Zircher (@PatrickZircher) November 12, 2018
Stan Lee, you made misfits cool. You made heroes out of the most unlikely of people. Thank you for celebrating nerds. pic.twitter.com/iTojUWXV7w
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 12, 2018
We're saddened by the news of the passing of Comic Legend and #AwesomeCon Friend @TheRealStanLee. The world of pop culture would not be the same without his stories and characters, and he will be terribly missed. #Excelsior now and forever, Stan. pic.twitter.com/CXFnEUVlCu
— Awesome Con (@AwesomeCon) November 12, 2018
I met Stan for the first time on my very first animation job at Marvel Films for the FOX animated series "Spider-Man" in 1996. This was the sequence I worked on. RIP STAN… EXCELSIOR 4ever!
Spider-Man The Animated Series – Stan Lee Cameo https://t.co/mmecHyCgxP via @YouTube
— Jay Oliva (@jayoliva1) November 12, 2018
He made me believe I could be a superhero. & he was right. #RIPStanLee
— Khary Payton (@kharypayton) November 12, 2018
— Figures Toy Company (@FiguresToyCo) November 12, 2018