Death of legendary comic book writer


The Mirror reporter

On Monday, Nov. 12 Stan Lee, a legendary American comic book writer, passed away. Lee died from pneumonia which is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs.

Lee revealed to TMZ in late February that he has been battling pneumonia. In a video, he explained that he had to cancel several appearances due to his health.

Lee was optimistic that he’d get better. “Maybe I’ll have some of this pneumonia knocked down, and we can have some real fun over the internet,” he concluded in the video.

Lee was the primary writer for Marvel in the 1960s and co-created almost all of the famous character like Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and The Avengers. His work had redefined the entire superhero genre.

Lee touched so many hearts of children and adults. Here are some responses to his death from Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) fans.

“I was shocked but wasn’t as shocked because I knew one of these days it was going to happen. He was a great man and showed the world that you should always go for dreams no matter what people pay around you,” Tamia Yates, a senior at SPASH, said.

“I feel bad. It’s a shame since he’s a generally good person,” Mason Erwin, a senior at SPASH, said.

“He did so much for me and so many other people and when I found out he had passed, it broke my heart. He was a great man and he changed my life, I couldn’t thank him more,” Alexis Stuter, a junior, said.

“I spent my childhood being engrossed in the universe he created. It was a sad day to learn of his passing. His work will continue to live on if the popularity of the Marvel movies is any indication,” Ralph Ramos, math instructor, said.

“In a world full of hate and self-doubt, one man rose up and took the challenge of creating not a harsher society for men and women but a childhood for them to cherish throughout the years to come. Stan Lee’s legacy will go on and proceed to touch many peoples’ hearts where their childhood can be brought out the most in them,” Christian McQuillen, sophomore, said.

“The saddest Monday so far in my life,” junior Matthew Wollschlager said.

“I was saddened to hear of Stan Lee’s death. He brought new worlds of imagination and joy into everyday households,” Daniel Kleiman, College Possible coach at SPASH, said.

“I am really shocked by this but I knew this would happen sooner or later. We just lost another great soul and will be missed truly,” Alex Thao, a junior, said.

In memory of his death, many of his worldwide fans, have illustrated heartwarming comics as a tribute to his passing. Here are some of the illustrations.