The Man, The Myth, The Legend. A True Superhero

In the nearly 30 years he appeared in around 60 cameos in marvel movies.

In the nearly 30 years he appeared in around 60 cameos in marvel movies.

Savannah Henslee, Staff Writer

“With great power comes great responsibility.”… “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.” These and many more well-known phrases and words were created by one of the greatest men to ever live, Stan Lee. He was a hero to many, more so even than the heroes he created. Even after he retired, he continued to work with Marvel and appeared in cameos and was given honorary ‘executive producer’ credit in Marvel movies.

Stan Lee was an inspiration for many. Not just with his work creating heroes and villains and people to protect to give the heroes purpose, but also just as a person. After he retired, he continued to do everything he could to be an inspiration and motivate people to do the things they love. He wanted people to pursue their dreams not just dream them. Even when hard, people should not give up their dreams.

“Life is never complete without challenges,” Stan Lee said.

To him his work was more than just work. He enjoyed what he did. “When you work with people whom you like and you admire because they’re so good at what they do, it doesn’t feel like work. It’s like you’re playing,” he said. His work was important to him and he never saw it as just work. To him if you are not doing something you are passionate about, it is not worth doing it because you will not fulfill your true potential. You will not do things to the best of your ability without truly wanting and loving what you do. “To my way of thinking, whether it’s a superhero movie or a romance or a comedy or whatever, the most important thing is you’ve got to care about the characters. You’ve got to understand the characters and you’ve got to be interested. If the characters are interesting, you’re half-way home,” he said.

His first cameo in The Trial of The Incredible Hulk (1989) and after nearly 30 years of cameo appearances in Marvel movies his last cameo (at least that we know of for now) appeared in Avengers: Endgame. It is possible that a couple of upcoming movies may have pre made cameos that were filmed before his tragic death in November at the age of 95.