Il 12 novembre è venuto a mancare Stan Lee, il co-creatore dei più famosi supereroi Marvel (Spider-Man, i Fantastici Quattro, gli X-Men, Hulk, Thor, tra i tanti), una figura di riferimento e di ispirazione per autori e lettori.
La scomparsa ha suscitato una ondata di messaggi sui social, da Twitter a Facebook passando per Instagram. Perché Stan Lee, con i suoi personaggi e le sue storie, aveva travalicato ogni confine, imponendosi nella cultura popolare mondiale.
Autori di fumetti, attori e personalità dell’editoria (anche italiana) e dello spettacolo, fino ad aziende, politici e istituzioni hanno reso omaggio con un post a Stan Lee. Al momento, nei mondi del fumetto e dell’informazione, circola da ieri la battuta sul fatto che Donald Trump non abbia ancora twittato qualcosa a riguardo.
Di seguito abbiamo raccolto alcuni tra i post più significativi e toccanti.
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“No one has had more of an impact on my career and everything we do at Marvel Studios than Stan Lee. Stan leaves an extraordinary legacy that will outlive us all. Our thoughts are with his daughter, his family, and his millions of fans. #ThankYouStan #Excelsior!”
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) November 12, 2018
Stan Lee was an icon and for many people, the face of comic books. His passing brings great sadness, but I take solace in knowing that what my grandfather, Stan and so many others like them gave us, will continue to inspire both young and old across the globe! RIP Stan. pic.twitter.com/b41IRBU3lY
— Jeremy Kirby (@jackkirbycomics) November 12, 2018
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) November 12, 2018
He changed the way we look at heroes, and modern comics will always bear his indelible mark. His infectious enthusiasm reminded us why we all fell in love with these stories in the first place. Excelsior, Stan.
— DC (@DCComics) November 12, 2018
— Image Comics (@ImageComics) November 12, 2018
Rest well, Stan.https://t.co/2DaNhQ2hBa
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) November 12, 2018
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Stan Lee, a legend in our industry.
Our thoughts go out to his many fans, his friends, and family. Excelsior. pic.twitter.com/WU1s2RR6Mb
— San Diego Comic-Con (@Comic_Con) November 12, 2018
Today, we lost a real-life superhero. Stan Lee, thank you for everything. pic.twitter.com/zH6YIlslnx
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) November 12, 2018
Rest in peace, Soldier.
Comic book creator @TheRealStanLee has passed away at the age of 95. Lee served in the #USArmy Signal Corps during WWII from 1942-1945. We are deeply grateful for his service to our country and for his tremendous support to servicemembers. #Excelsior! pic.twitter.com/P9tdwoxxx2
— U.S. Army (@USArmy) November 12, 2018
Stan Lee created some of the most incredible and enduring characters of our time, and he chose New York City as the place to tell their stories. On behalf of his hometown, I want to express our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 12, 2018
I was first interviewed for Stan Lee's obituary about 20 years ago. I was happy he defied the reaper and carried on. With Stan gone, an era really does come to an end. He was the happy huckster that comics needed. And he really did alliterate like that when you talked to him.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) November 12, 2018
Devastated by my pal Stan's passing. He was a childhood inspiration, an instructor to me when I was just getting started and a genuinely sweet man. Will miss him terribly.
— Frank Miller (@FrankMillerInk) November 12, 2018
— Alex Ross (@thealexrossart) November 12, 2018
— Jim Lee (@JimLee) November 12, 2018
"And now, until we meet again, may the blessings of Asgard be showered upon you!" – Stan Lee, Balder the Brave
Thank you for sharing your genius and your heart with the world, Stan. pic.twitter.com/uMjipTmyY6
— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) November 12, 2018
Stan Lee changed my life not once but twice. First when I was a kid and realised the superheroes I loved in comic-books and on TV could actually be a job. Then he did it again when I was working at Marvel and he convinced to start my Millarworld company.
— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) November 12, 2018
— Bill Sienkiewicz Art (@SienkiewiczArt) November 12, 2018
STAN LEE died a little while ago! We should all have been prepping for the eventuality, but it's still no less a shock to the cultural universe—especially to me because he was my mentor and we've stayed in touch more than 50 years! It's the END OF AN ERA! RIP, my old friend!!!
— Jim Steranko (@iamsteranko) November 12, 2018
My very first professional comics gig was a variant cover that Stan signed every copy of. Hell of a way to enter the industry. An industry that #StanLee shaped into what it is today. An industry I love. Thank you, Stan. You’ll never be forgotten. #RIPStanLee pic.twitter.com/n4fsC3YGMy
— Mitch Gerads (@MitchGerads) November 12, 2018
No writer or their work has ever had as profound an effect on my life as that of Stan "The Man" Lee. In the history of the written word, no one even comes close. His stories will live on for every generation. Never "The End". Always "To Be Continued…"
— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) November 12, 2018
As I'm sitting here trying to put words in the mouths of the characters he made immortal, characters that have literally changed my life, all I can really come up with is: Thank you, Stan.
— Jason Aaron (@jasonaaron) November 12, 2018
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Stan Lee is the reason I love comics. Words cannot capture the effect he and his work left on me. He was loved, and will be sorely missed, but his impact will last forever. Excelsior.
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This is how I’ll always see you, @therealstanlee: as our benevolent leader and king, smiling down from your eternal throne on the generations of imaginations you fed and inspired. You were the first creator whose voice I knew before I’d ever actually heard it. You dreamed up some of my favorite modern myths and created characters that instilled in me a moral barometer, teaching me right from wrong and showing me it’s always better to be a hero instead of a villain. Your characters represented us: yes, they had extraordinary, unbelievable abilities, but they were also reflections of a world we knew, where a Spider-Man is really just a boy who wants to help. You showed me how to interact with the audience whenever you stepped onto Stan’s Soapbox to reach out to the readers. You showed me how to advocate for my field beyond the actual art itself whenever you tub thumped for comic books outside of the medium. It was never enough for you to simply make a comic because you were a true salesman at heart. So you not only sold comics, you sold me *on* comics – so much so that I built a life and career around your dreams and ideals. When you did Mallrats with us, you not only made a lifelong fan’s dream come true, you also lent me comic book credibility that I still get to spend today. And whether it was for @comicbookmenamc or @yogahosers, whenever I asked to borrow your heat again, you were always there for me with a smile. Your love story with Joanie and your long, happy marriage always shined as an example of what I wanted for my personal life. I long admired (and emulated) your kindness and patience and sense of humor when dealing with your public. Outside of my parents, you were the one adult who gave me the most useful life skills I still use today. Thank you, Stan, for making me not only the boy I was but also the man I am today. You had great power and you always used it responsibly, fostering billions of dreamers who all know your name – a name written in the stars for all time. You were not just the literary titan of comic books, you were our modern day Mark Twain. I will miss you all my days, my friend and hero. Excelsior forevermore. #KevinSmith #StanLee
No one has had more of an impact on my career and everything we do at Marvel Studios than Stan Lee. Stan leaves an extraordinary legacy that will outlive us all. Our thoughts are with his daughter, his family, and his millions of fans. #ThankYouStan #Excelsior!
— Kevin Feige (@Kevfeige) November 12, 2018
Stan Lee created a universe where, if a character was beloved enough, they could never really die.
Now THAT’S thinking ahead.
Thanks for so much of my life. You’ll never not be in it.
— Joss Whedon (@joss) November 12, 2018
Not enough kind words to post about my dear friend @TheRealStanLee
My life wouldn’t be the same without his incredible talent as a creator, storyteller and friend 👍🏽
— Lou Ferrigno (@LouFerrigno) November 12, 2018
His contribution to Pop Culture was revolutionary & cannot be overstated. He was everything you hoped he would be & MORE. I loved this man & will never stop missing him. They say you should never meet a childhood idol. They are wrong. #RIPStanTheMan pic.twitter.com/6OKH07ahJg
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 12, 2018
We’ve lost a creative genius. Stan Lee was a pioneering force in the superhero universe. I’m proud to have been a small part of his legacy and …. to have helped bring one of his characters to life. #StanLee #Wolverine pic.twitter.com/iOdefi7iYz
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 12, 2018
Overwhelmed with love and gratitude for the late, great hero, Stan Lee. Rest In Paradise. Thank you for your imagination, creativity, tenacity, inspiration and love!!! https://t.co/4WqHCtDXE1
— Rosario Dawson (@rosariodawson) November 12, 2018
Damn… RIP Stan. Thanks for everything. pic.twitter.com/TMAaDJSOhh
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 12, 2018
There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!!
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 12, 2018
Thank you @TheRealStanLee for the escape from this world & great joy inhabiting the ones you created!! You made so many believe in the good, the heroic, the villainous, the exciting, most of all, you were giving & gracious to us all. RIP
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) November 12, 2018
Thanks for everything Stan Lee! What a life, so well lived. I consider myself extraordinarily lucky to have gotten to meet you and to have played in the world you created.
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) November 12, 2018
It’s with great sadness and respect that I write this note! I loved Stan Lee and was honored to be in Nick Fury and the Guardians Inferno end titles song with him. He is what America is about! A true Hero, Inspiration and the ultimate Gentleman!! #stanlee #marvelcomics #nickfury pic.twitter.com/2JcO6cX35j
— David Hasselhoff (@DavidHasselhoff) November 12, 2018
What a man. What a life.
When I first broke into Hollywood, he welcomed me with open arms and some very sage advice I’ll forever take to heart.
A true icon who impacted generations around the world.
Rest in love, my friend. #imagination #stanlee 💫 pic.twitter.com/dw3FXMgyHp
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 12, 2018
You were a man before your time… now it feels like you are gone before your time. RIP Stan the Man… thanks for the laughs and words of support. It’s a honor to live in your universe! #MarvelKnight pic.twitter.com/1TXdPqUB3x
— Anthony Mackie (@AnthonyMackie) November 12, 2018
Rest in Peace Stan Lee. A true world builder… https://t.co/QSGkrJ4Om3
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) November 12, 2018
Rest in peace, Stan Lee. The many worlds of imagination & delight you created for humanity will last forever.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 12, 2018
A tip of the cowl and cape to the original real life super hero… Stan Lee.
Well done, good sir. Well done. RIP
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— Ace Frehley (@ace_frehley) November 12, 2018
At age 7, I drew this weird portrait of Stan Lee and asked my Mom to send it to him. Thankfully she didn't because 30+ years later, I got to give it to the great one in person. Thanks for all the fun Stan #Excelsior pic.twitter.com/IpfYBSjWyf
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) November 12, 2018
We lost a real-life superhero today. Stan Lee was a visionary, who elevated imaginations across the globe. I’m grateful for the time I got to spend with him. Rest peacefully, Stan. pic.twitter.com/Ie2S18y0A0
— Larry King (@kingsthings) November 12, 2018
— Jeremy Renner (@Renner4Real) November 12, 2018
He inspired millions with his myriad, “Marvelous” characters, from Spiderman to Black Panther, Thor to the X-Men. Legendary creator Stan Lee is dead at 95. But his stories will live on and continue to ignite the imaginations of generations to come. Rest with the stars, great sir.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 12, 2018
— Venom (@VenomMovie) November 12, 2018
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“Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created. A super hero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, and to connect." –Bob Igerhttps://t.co/pLTKx1R0dF pic.twitter.com/Uj9fqHpZXg
— Disney (@Disney) November 12, 2018