Today, Stan Lee died, at the age of 95. And it seems to be the only thing anyone wants to talk about on social media.
We ran a few examples from notable names earlier today, as well as a special message from Roy Thomas. But so many comic book and comic book-related people want to share their memories, their thoughts, their reaction to their passing. Here are a few more. Including Stan’s own official Twitter account.
— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) 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
For decades, we all sat around him as he regaled us with stories about these quirky characters. Characters that we could all see a little of ourselves in. Thank you for that, Stan.
— Chris Sotomayor (@SotoColor) November 12, 2018
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— ★ AKIRA THE DON ★ (@akirathedon) November 12, 2018
I think losing #StanLee is particularly hard for a lot of comics folks in that he was a universal ambassador to the masses for the medium we love, which is something we’ll never, ever have again.
— Joey Esposito (@joeyesposito) November 12, 2018
There are few people who have had a profound effect on the culture of the modern world. Stan Lee was one of them. We’re very saddened to hear of his death, but what an *incredible* legacy. Rest well, Stan. pic.twitter.com/pufSabK2tF
— 2000 AD (@2000AD) November 12, 2018
Damn. He made me think he was immortal. Thanks for making this world a more colorful and exciting place, Stan.
— Richard Bruning (@rbruning) November 12, 2018
Stan Lee was many things to comics: a key creator, a crucial industry figure, an agent of nostalgia & joy, a villain, the public face of a private passion. Lee was the prime moving force behind what we know as comics culture, shaping worlds to shape the world. Excelsior and RIP.
— Tom Spurgeon (@comicsreporter) 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
“With great power comes great responsibility. ” Six words. Speaks volumes.
— Joseph P. Illidge (@JosephPIllidge) November 12, 2018
I remember being a kid and first hearing Stan Lee’s voice, “Hey True Believers…” and knowing that something awesome was about to happen. 😢 pic.twitter.com/f7r3cO99pq
— First Redeemer (@kwanzer) November 12, 2018
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) November 12, 2018
STAN LEE died a little while ago! We should all have been prepping for the eventuality, but it’s still no less a shock to the cultural universe—especially to me because he was my mentor and we’ve stayed in touch more than 50 years! It’s the END OF AN ERA! RIP, my old friend!!!
— Jim Steranko (@iamsteranko) November 12, 2018
— Image Comics (@ImageComics) November 12, 2018
The world I grew up in, the life a chose to pursue, the heroes I aspired to… so much of this sprang from one place… the mind of Stan Lee. We never saw his like, and we never shall again. You sir, are missed. pic.twitter.com/XLxlWueGXr
— Tom Raney (@TomRaney_art) November 12, 2018
— Dinesh Shamdasani (@dinesh_s) November 12, 2018
Rest in Peace Stan Lee. A true world builder… https://t.co/QSGkrJ4Om3
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) November 12, 2018
Rest in peace, Soldier.
Comic book creator @TheRealStanLee has passed away at the age of 95. Lee served in the #USArmy Signal Corps during WWII from 1942-1945. We are deeply grateful for his service to our country and for his tremendous support to servicemembers. #Excelsior! pic.twitter.com/P9tdwoxxx2
— U.S. Army (@USArmy) November 12, 2018
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This is how I’ll always see you, @therealstanlee: as our benevolent leader and king, smiling down from your eternal throne on the generations of imaginations you fed and inspired. You were the first creator whose voice I knew before I’d ever actually heard it. You dreamed up some of my favorite modern myths and created characters that instilled in me a moral barometer, teaching me right from wrong and showing me it’s always better to be a hero instead of a villain. Your characters represented us: yes, they had extraordinary, unbelievable abilities, but they were also reflections of a world we knew, where a Spider-Man is really just a boy who wants to help. You showed me how to interact with the audience whenever you stepped onto Stan’s Soapbox to reach out to the readers. You showed me how to advocate for my field beyond the actual art itself whenever you tub thumped for comic books outside of the medium. It was never enough for you to simply make a comic because you were a true salesman at heart. So you not only sold comics, you sold me *on* comics – so much so that I built a life and career around your dreams and ideals. When you did Mallrats with us, you not only made a lifelong fan’s dream come true, you also lent me comic book credibility that I still get to spend today. And whether it was for @comicbookmenamc or @yogahosers, whenever I asked to borrow your heat again, you were always there for me with a smile. Your love story with Joanie and your long, happy marriage always shined as an example of what I wanted for my personal life. I long admired (and emulated) your kindness and patience and sense of humor when dealing with your public. Outside of my parents, you were the one adult who gave me the most useful life skills I still use today. Thank you, Stan, for making me not only the boy I was but also the man I am today. You had great power and you always used it responsibly, fostering billions of dreamers who all know your name – a name written in the stars for all time. You were not just the literary titan of comic books, you were our modern day Mark Twain. I will miss you all my days, my friend and hero. Excelsior forevermore. #KevinSmith #StanLee
Steve Jobs once said he was here to put a dent in the universe. #StanLee didn’t just dent the universe – he *created* one. And we get to live in it for generations to come.
Thank you, Generalissimo. For everything.
There will never be another Stan Lee. R.I.P. 1922-2018 pic.twitter.com/qG9YmseoWU
— Blake Northcott™⭐ (@BlakeNorthcott) November 12, 2018
— BBC America (@BBCAMERICA) November 12, 2018
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