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I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, shattered underpance lies,
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Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
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Look on my ass, ye Mighty, and despair!"
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Re: Stan Lee dead at 95
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 03:19:29 pm »
I had been expecting it, but it was still a punch to the gut.
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Re: Stan Lee dead at 95
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 03:29:40 pm »
He was a good age, and over the last decade he has seen his characters dominating modern culture and the screen, even enjoying his own pop celeb status because of it. Feels like he went out on a high note.
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Re: Stan Lee dead at 95
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 05:21:36 pm »
Bittersweet for sure. Hurt more than I expected it to, despite knowing The Man wasn't gonna live forever. RIP Stan.

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Re: Stan Lee dead at 95
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 06:01:56 pm »
I'm glad he kept his mind till the end, and enough of his health that he was able to do what he did.  I am not personally that crazy about his artistic vision, but I admire that he was able to spread it as widely as he did.

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Re: Stan Lee dead at 95
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2018, 09:01:58 pm »
I'm glad he kept his mind till the end, and enough of his health that he was able to do what he did.  I am not personally that crazy about his artistic vision, but I admire that he was able to spread it as widely as he did.

I wasn't all that wild about his fanatical obsession with canon, but it was actually an integral part of the business plan.  He didn't want Spiderman fans or Thor fans or X Men fans, he wanted Marvel fans, so things had to be consistent and you had to buy several comics a month to keep up with the story.

He's the only reason comics are mainstream, really, and he's the reason Marvel is the go-to name in the industry.
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, shattered underpance lies,
With blown elastic, and exploded back,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Doktor Howl, Spag of Spags:
Look on my ass, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

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Re: Stan Lee dead at 95
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2018, 07:42:20 am »
one of the Facebook Disco Groups named him a saint, and i'm like, honestly? Fair.
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