Without the influence of the late Stan Lee, the Avengers probably wouldn’t have ever assembled in the first place. So following the legendary comic book creator’s passing, the original six members of the superhero team came together once again to pay tribute to the writer and his legacy.
As you’ve no doubt seen by now, the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter featured a full-page ad which consisted of the logo for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the following message:
“We acknowledge his creative contribution, the thousands of men and women it has long employed, the millions that will continue to be entertained, and above all, his inimitable wit, grace and humility.
Stan, we love you, we will miss you, we’re grateful to represent a small part of your amazing legacy.”
But it wasn’t only Iron Man and the gang who used THR’s new issue to pay tribute, as DC Comics did something similar as well and so too did a few of the major Hollywood studios. Namely, Fox, Disney and Sony, who all have ties to Stan thanks to their comic book properties (see: the MCU, the X-Men universe and Spider-Man). And in the gallery below, you can find their touching tributes along with the aforementioned ones from DC and the Avengers.
Of course, these major corporations are far from the only ones paying tribute to the legend that was Stan Lee. Everyone from Hollywood A-listers like Dwayne Johnson and Arnold Schwarzenegger and even Elon Musk have offered touching messages remembering the iconic comic book creator. And it doesn’t look like the posts will stop flooding social media anytime soon.
It’s been made abundantly clear over these past few days that whether you knew him personally or not, Stan Lee touched the lives of millions of people around the world and so long as his creations continue to evolve and entertain, his legacy will never die.