Though we met up one or two dozen times over the years, and he always called me “Gar”, I was only comfortable calling him Mr. Lee. Now I am finally comfortable calling him Stan as the memories start to flow back. Those memories rest easily in my thoughts but it will take time for them to be able to cross my lips.
He was a humble and unassuming man. It was only later in life that he understood why so many of us put him on a pedestal.
Marvel’s website is displaying this quote:
“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. I feel that if you’re able to entertain, you’re doing a good thing.”
I can most certainly attest that Stan, you did a very good thing:)
i was hoping that as they kind of know about the marvel films they wanted to do for years and at 90 plus years he might not have long left i had hoped they already filmed his cameos for the films now that would be cool to see
There may be some around but ours was a friendlier basis…not a fan picture type. One little story: Years ago he was nice enough to do a signing at my comic shop in Pickerington Ohio. He never minded taking pictures with fans. Plus he stayed until closing which was 3 or 4 hours longer than I had asked for. Then he and I and my wife and kids went to the Italian restaurant in the back of our mall. He made such a fuss that he couldn’t get any wine cause that town was a ‘dry zone’. The owner was so impressed that Stan Lee was in his restaurant he drove home and brought back a bottle. After all that, Mr Lee only drank half a glass lol.