Here at Chip and Co. we are deeply saddened by the passing of the father of Marvel and Disney Legend, Stan Lee. Our team has all been touched by his work in one way or another and we wanted to share some of our fondest memories and moments either with or inspired by him.
“I have been a Marvel comic buff since I was just 7 years old. My brother would take a comic book and sketch our favorite hero or villain on the wall of his room. By the time we graduated high school his entire room was covered in art from Stan Lee’s comic pages. As the years went on and more of our favorite characters were featured in films my love affair with Marvel grew even stronger. It would be hard to pick just one that I loved because each has such a unique and amazing back story. That is my favorite thing that Stan Lee has left us, amazing characters we can relate to and aspire to be.” -Heather
“So many memories of stories that took me to another place. To where superheroes with superhuman powers were real. I grew up believing these characters may actually walk among us. I loved going to the theater to see the latest flick and being so excited to find the cameo appearance he was famed for. I am thankful for the adventures he shared with us. Where good always trumps evil. Where doing right by your fellow human is the right thing to do. He showed us, there is a bit of superhero in us all.” -Erin
“Stan Lee wasn’t just a creator. He was an innovator, an advocate for those of us who are different. In a world that doesn’t accept those that go against the status quo, Lee creates an escape where limitless possibilities were highlighted by characters that were different as well. He made it possible for us to feel comfortable in our own skin. Much like the X-Men, he gave us the courage to accept our differences and use them to contribute to a better world.” -Michael
“Stan Lee has meant much to me throughout my life. I grew up on Marvel comics and have loved them since I was a little girl, but he didn’t truly solidify himself as a real-life superhero in my book until my son was born. He has had some difficulties in his short life so far, speech delay and social delay being among. Nothing we were doing helped, but one day he saw a Spiderman cartoon and was enamored! So we kept watching. One of his first complete sentences was “I luz Fyderman!” (I love Spiderman). The more we watched, the more he wanted to talk about. Soon, he was wearing Spiderman costumes and playing pretend. Before we knew it our anxious boy was engaging with other kids at the park, asking them to play “Spidey” with him. Today, you’d be hard pressed to notice his difficulties. ALL because of Stan Lee and his Spiderman. For that I will be forever grateful and will always regard him as my sons superhero. Excelsior!” – Jill
“I was a teen when I met Stan Lee. He wasn’t the idolized star then that he later became, but to a young girl who loved to draw, and worked her weekends in a comic store, he was a hero. He was kind, and had a wise wit to him, and I will never forget everything he gave us, or how much he inspired the person I am today.” -Danielle
“I was incredibly upset when I had heard that Stan Lee had passed away this week. I have been a Marvel fan for as long as I can remember, my dog is even named “Cap” after Captain America. Anyway, one of my favorite ways he has impacted my life, besides the comics and films, is a tradition that my siblings have. My family has a little magnetic Spiderman that we can not remember how we got it, but ever since its arrival, my siblings use it as a form of “hide and seek.” Sometimes it remains hidden for hours and on occasion it takes months to find. It has even survived several moves across the country. Without Stan Lee’s Spiderman we wouldn’t have that small joy in our life’s and we would be lesser for it. I could go on and on about every way Marvel and Stan Lee has impacted my life and those around me but I will sum it all up to this. The world would be so much darker if it wasn’t for the insight and imagination of a man who saw heroic potential in everyone. Even in the kid next door. Thank you Stan for the all the joy, heartache, tears, and the never ending stories. I will treasure them always. Excelsior!” -Kaitlyn
Stan Lee was a pioneer of the industry and did so much for so many people. There have been few souls before him who have impacted the world of entertainment in the ways that he, and the incredible staff of Marvel, has done over the years. He is the Walt Disney of Superhero Comics. A true father figure for the franchise. His cameos bring a smile to your face and usually pair with a laugh at his witty one liners. Stan Lee is credited with creating and co-creating 100+ characters for Marvel Comics and overseeing decades of the story telling created by the talented staff at Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios. Thank you Stan, for leaving a legacy so deeply rooted in your fans and work that we shall never forget the lessons we have learned and the characters we love so dearly. We are indebted. May his memory be a blessing. Excelsior!
-The Staff at Chip and Co.
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