Stan Lee – 1922-2018

Hello everyone.

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley.

I want to give my tribute to Stan Lee the man – the Marvel Comics legend who was the brains behind many of my favourite superheroes that first appeared in comics and went on to be in films. This includes my favourite superhero, Spider-Man, who I dreamed about becoming when I was a kid.

Stan Lee also created superheroes like the Fantastic Four; the Incredible Hulk; the X-Men; Daredevil; Iron Man; Captain America; Thor; the Silver Surfer; etc. Many of these superheroes made their first comic book appearances in the 1960s. I’ve read the comics by Stan Lee from the 1960s and loved the wit; humour and action in them.

Many of these superheroes created by Stan Lee have gone on to appear in their movies, including ones featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Stan Lee himself made cameos in those movies, being the creator of the superheroes he made. I always did enjoy spotting his cameos in the movies.

My first experience of Stan Lee was watching one of his ‘soap box’ interviews on the ‘Spider-Man: The Ultimate Villain Showdown’ DVD back in 2002. This was before I saw the first ‘Spider-Man’ movie with Tobey Maguire on DVD for that Christmas. Stan Lee was interviewed on that DVD as well.

I always enjoyed hearing Stan Lee’s thoughts about writing and creating characters in the comics. He always came across as a genuinely pleasant and enthusiastic guy, especially when he was being interviewed and how he interacted with other people. A shame I never got to meet Stan in real-life.

I probably should have seen Stan Lee when he made his last UK visit at the ‘London Film and Comic Con’ some years ago. I know he’s been ill lately and was getting on this year, but I still hold fond memories of Stan Lee when seeing him in interviews and watching his cameos in the movies he did.

I will always be grateful to Stan Lee for creating my favourite superhero, Spider-Man, who I’ve enjoyed from reading the comics and the movies he’s been in. Stan Lee’s philosophy in making superheroes as he saw them shines throughout. His legacy in the work he did is a superb testament.

Check out more about Stan Lee and the latest tributes given to him by those who knew him in this BBC news post here – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46186552

Thanks for reading.

Bye for now.

Tim.

6 thoughts on “Stan Lee – 1922-2018

  1. Truly heartbroken & upset, Stan Lee created so many iconic heroes & villains & was one of the nicest most humble people on the planet, he leaves behind a legacy which will never be equalled.

    A truly marvellous man.

    I remember the 80’s Spider-Man & Hulk cartoons when Stan featured in parts adding little comments of narration .

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    • Hi Simon.

      Many thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings about Stan Lee. Seeing him interviewed and making an appearance in a Marvel superhero movie always gave me delight. It’s so sad to think that he’s gone and that there won’t be any more MCU films featuring Stan Lee cameos. I’ve loved the superheroes he created, especially Spider-Man who aspired me to become the person I am today.

      I’ve not seen those 80’s cartoons of ‘Spider-Man’ and ‘Hulk’ yet. Thanks for sharing with me that Stan Lee featured in parts of them with narration. The 1980s cartoon series of ‘Spider-Man’ is something worth checking out. I still need to update my reviews on the 1990s ‘Spider-Man’ cartoon series. I know Stan Lee did a cameo in the last episode of that. I’ll have to check it out.

      Thanks again, Simon.

      Tim. 🙂

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    • If only I had a PS4 and lots of time to play video games these days. The PS4 ‘Spider-Man’ game sounds really good. I’m glad you were impressed by it. I’m also pleased you like Stan Lee’s cameo in the ‘Spider-Man’ PS4 game.

      On a side note, are you going to see ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ at the cinema this December? I’ve considered going, just for a laugh. Not sure if it’ll be worth it considering it’s an animated film that could easily be released on DVD.

      Thanks Simon.

      Tim. 🙂

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  2. Nah wait for DVD I think, not fan tone of this animated movie I prefer the awesome 90’s animated series.

    The dlc been added to Spider-Man game featuring Black Cat as soon as I’m done completing Witcher 3 I be back swinging in New York.

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    • Yeah same here. I love the 1990s ‘Spider-Man’ cartoon series. I hope to revisit the ‘Spider-Man’ movies and 1990s cartoon series at the same time someday. I might see the new ‘Spider-Man’ animated film on a whim, but it’s likely I won’t. I don’t think the trailer for it was impressive enough.

      Enjoy returning to New York in the ‘Spider-Man’ game. Hope you have fun swinging around. 😀

      Tim. 🙂

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