There are very few people who are cultural icons that redefined pop culture. Stan Lee was one such individual who helped inspire imagination and joy for decades. Lee did not do this alone, as other titans such as Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Steve Ditko, Bill Everett, all were invaluable to creating the pop culture golden age we live in today, especially Jack Kirby.

Stan Lee was a force of nature who represented the best of being a geek. Lee was honored at the first Geekie Awards in 2013, where Lee wowed the crowd with his “Ode to Geeks.” Stan the Man will be greatly missed and his memory will be eternal.