Stan Lee: A Living Legend

     What if Stan Lee had never revolutionized the comic book industry? As a comic book fan, if that very question alone doesn't send chills down your back, God help you. If Stan Lee had never gotten into comics, most of us wouldn't be caught dead reading a comic book. Everyone would still think that comics are just for kids. Comics would still be what they were in the 40's and 50's. No emotion, no worries, just good guy vs. bad guy.
     What has Stan Lee done for this amazing entertainment medium? Obviously, everyone reading this should know the answer to this one. He's created magnificent characters like Spider-Man, the Hulk, and the X-Men just to name a few. All of these superheroes and villains have grown into much more than just characters though. They have become legendary icons, that go through everyday struggles, just like everyone else in the world. This fact makes us, as readers, be able to relate more to the character, and learn that we can always triumph over our problems, just like our fictional role models do.
     Just try to imagine all of the many, many lives that this man has had an impact on. To me, it's kind of scary to think of a world without the incredible man we know as Stan Lee. I watched the video where Babs interviewed him, and I got to say, the guy's crazy if he thinks he's not someone to be looked up to. Stan has been the guy I think of as my role model for so many years now. He's had such a long life, and has been through so much, but despite it all he still has that heartwarming smile we all love to see so much.

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