Stan Lee passed away today at 95 and the news has rocked the NSFWBDs community. I mean ROCKED the community. If you didn’t know Stan was a hero to the BD community, you do now. The big theme amongst the BDs is that Stan’s comics gave them a chance to escape the daily grind like all the other little kids out there who just wanted heroes to believe in while, many growing up under tough circumstances.
The comic book heroes spoke to the BDs. Don’t believe me? Just read these heartfelt tweets from the BDs to their hero. From Stan’s IMDb bio:
Stan was born in New York City, to Celia (Solomon) and Jack Lieber, a dress cutter. His parents were Romanian Jewish immigrants. Lee co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, Thor, the X-Men, and many other fictional characters, introducing a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books. In addition, he challenged the comics’ industry’s censorship organization, the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to it updating its policies. Lee subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.