Stan Lee created imaginary worlds that changed us

Silver Surfer vs Galactus

Stan Lee, writer and co-creator of Spider-Man, Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Ironman, Thor, and other superheroes has passed yesterday 12 Nov 2018. He was 95.

“I used to think what I did was not very important. People are building bridges and engaging in medical research, and here I was doing stories about fictional people who do extraordinary, crazy things and wear costumes. But I suppose I have come to realize that entertainment is not easily dismissed.” Stan Lee, 2014.

It takes a special kind of vision to dedicate a life only to designing imaginary worlds. Stan Lee has used writing to reshape the ancient human archetypes into a pop culture superheroes – thus proving again that abstract values, imagination, religion, culture, and emotion, triggered by content, play one of the most important roles in our lives. We are not machines that make calculated and hard decisions, but unbelievably chaotic individuals who can only be motivated by extreme creativity.

Most importantly, as a parent, I appreciate the influence of his content on my children. It allows me to connect and play with them while they are learning the most important lessons. Of all the content in the world that my kids can consume, Stan Lee’s worlds are always at the top of my list. As a kid, I too was inspired by Silver Surfer’s struggle against Galactus. This particular conflict consumed by attention for a period which most likely worried my parents :)

Thank you, Stan.

PS Moebius Silver Surfer wins.

Written by: Nikola Tosic
Publishing date: 13 Nov 2018