Many people reading this probably won’t recognize the name, but Stan Lee was instrumental in a lot of lives. For those of you who don’t know him, Stan’s name was most associated with the rise of Marvel comics. Many kids, including myself, learned a lot of big words from reading the comics. They were great enjoyment to me, and now even though I hardly read them anymore, I feel they helped me in a lot of ways. Marvel comics had “flawed” super heroes such as Spider Man, Daredevil, The Fantastic Four, Thor, and the Incredible Hulk. The heroes were flawed because they had “human type issues” that meant they weren’t perfect. People could relate to these characters more. The biggest boost for Stan and Marvel comics came when the movie people bought them out to bring those characters to life in the movies. My kids made sure that I got to see just about all of the movies, and they were fun to watch on the big screen. For those of you who would like to know more about the life of Stan Lee, just check out this article:
I realize that people have their own opinions about comic books. Some feel that they are a waste of time for youngsters. I understand that perfectly, but I also know that as a young kid I didn’t want to read any regular books. I wanted to read what I liked, and I liked comic books. I learned a LOT of big words reading Marvel Comics, and I also learned how to deal with certain life problems through the examples that comic books gave me. I was a good student in school, and I honestly believe my experience with comic books helped to make me that way. Kids need to “read.” Maybe most of them don’t want to read books, but if they happen to like comics then that can help them. I just know that it “helped me.” Stan Lee will probably not get much fanfare from what he did, but that doesn’t mean that he didn’t deserve it. I was saddened to hear of his death, but since he lived to be 95 then to me that was a very good life. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
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