Stan Lee, the legendary comic book writer, and creator passed away nearly a week ago, yet his legacy lives on. He was 95 years old, and in failing health, yet his death has shocked many and sent ripples throughout the world as those who were impacted by his life reflect on his legacy.
While there’s nothing that we can say that others haven’t said already, Stan Lee has had a major impact on everything that we do here at Hope Strikes Back. And on this week’s episode, we discuss his life and the impact that he had on not only comic books but the entire pop culture landscape.
I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realize: Entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it, they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you’re able to entertain people, you’re doing a good thing.
After you’ve listened to this episode and heard our thoughts on Stan Lee’s life and legacy, please let us know what you think. Send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) letting us know. You can also leave a comment below or message us on Twitter or Facebook. We’d love to hear your thoughts! Editor’s Note: Around the 19-minute mark of the episode, the audio goes wonky for about 45 seconds. Sorry about that… Also, you can watch In Search of Steve Ditko, which Zohner referenced, here. He also referenced The Silver Age of Comic Book Art by Arlen Schumer which can be ordered here or here.