Stan Lee was smiling and cheerful 2 days earlier than his loss of life throughout what can be his last sit-down with the person he trusted to run Marvel Comics.
This is the final recognized pic of Stan, taken on Saturday, as Stan smiled subsequent to his protege, comedian e book author Roy Thomas. Just 2 days earlier than Stan died, we’re advised he was in good spirits in the course of the go to.
Roy’s supervisor, John Cimino, tells us Roy and Stan talked for about 30 minutes and, shock … they mentioned comics and superheroes. John tells us Stan’s final phrases earlier than he and Roy left have been … “God bless. Take care of my boy, Roy.”
Roy launched a press release about his final moments with Stan, noting the Marvel legend “lacked a lot of the outdated Stan Lee power” most individuals had come to know him by. He additionally says Stan appeared obsessed with future Marvel film cameos if he may do them with out being an excessive amount of of a burden. Roy known as Stan ”one of the crucial necessary mythmakers of the 20th century.”
When Stan stepped again from his Marvel Comics duties, he handed the reins to Roy … who took over head writing duties for “Spider-Man” and finally grew to become Stan’s first successor as editor-in-chief at Marvel … in 1972.