These were the final words that legendary creator of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee breathed right before his death on the night of November 12. The truth is indeed hard to swallow that the man who gave us iconic characters like Spider Man, Iron Man, Hulk, The X-Men and many more, is no more. The reality is definitely having a hard time to sink in as we fail to convince ourselves that there’ll be no more of those super hilarious Stan Lee cameos, we’re used to seeing in each and every Marvel movie.
A titan of creative genius and intellect, Stan Lee gave us the most iconic character of all, The Amazing Spider-Man which is Marvel’s most successful character of all time and a ideologue which will last for generations, “With great power comes great responsibility”. A point worthy of mention is that Stan did not have any sons. So in his last words to Roy, his protege and successor what he meant by “take care of my boy” was that he was entrusting the future of his personal favorite superhero, Spider Man in the hands of Roy. This bias can be attributed to the fact that Stan conceived the idea of Spider-Man and very much insisted on publishing this superhero to stand against the notion back then that teenagers can only be sidekicks and never a superhero in a comic book.
Stan Lee remains an inspiration for everyone who wants to do something different, something out of the mainstream. He once said, “I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realize: Entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it, they might go off the deep end.”
Thank you so much Stan for all the golden childhood memories we’ve made with your creations. Without them, life would have definitely been much less exciting. “I guess one person can make a difference”.