The world lost the legendary writer Stan Lee yesterday. Lee created many of the most popular Marvel characters like Spider-Man, Black Panther and X-Men. The twitter account of Spider-Man films shared a video in the loving memory of Lee. The video features Lee reflecting on what he loves the most about Spider-Man.
Eternally grateful, Stan. (1922-2018) pic.twitter.com/opz8fPgfMr
— Spider-Man (@SpiderManMovie) November 13, 2018
“I think the thing I’m proudest of regarding creating the Spider-Man universe is the fact that people of all ages seem to love Spider-Man,” Lee says in the video. “And more than that, he’s international. When I travel, any country I go to people know Spider-Man and they come over to me and they’re so warm and friendly and all they want to do is talk about Spider-Man. Well you can just imagine if you’ve spent your life working on something and you find out that the fans love what you have done and can’t wait to meet you at a convention to tell you how pleased they are with everything you’ve done and to thank you for what you’ve written and done for them creatively, it’s an experience. I can’t even describe how wonderful that feels and how grateful that makes me feel.”
The video also shows Lee’s cameo in Spider-Man 3, where he tells Peter Parker, “You know I guess one person can make a difference. ‘Nuff said.”
Lee created Spider-Man alongside Steve Ditko in 1962. Spider-Man is a really popular hero now, as he’s just a kid dealing with real-life issues, just like most of us. Ditko died earlier in June this year, having lived a reclusive life after departing from Marvel in 1966. Ditko always felt that Lee took too much credit for Spider-Man and that Lee exploited him. However, Lee praised Ditko after his death.
“Steve was certainly one of the most important creators in the comic book business,” Lee said in a video in July. “His talent was indescribable. I worked with him for many years and was always impressed with how he saw everything in terms of photos and pictures and movement and scenes. He told a story like a fine movie director would. I think that he will be very greatly missed by the public and by his fans, and I’m sure there will be a lot written about him as time goes by and I will be one of the guys who buys the first book. You made a real impression here in the world. Excelsior.”