1. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    gawd, even Marvel can’t be THAT creepy to include a posthumous cameo of their founder. I might be the only one who’d be disgusted seeing him appear as a ghoulish “easter egg” in. There’s a problem with holding on to a “feature” well after its expiration date. sour milk, metaphorically.
    thank you for reading me grief stricken.

  2. says

    Once they run out of filmed clips, Lee will continue to make cameos. I can imagine him appearing in a family reunion photo hanging on the wall in Peter Parker’s house, or a clip of an old interview on a television in the background, predicting this or that. It is too ingrained a tradition.

  3. weylguy says

    I’m old enough to remember Silver Age comic books (exclusively DC) and the days before the “stories by … pencils by … inking by” nonsense. In those days Stan Lee and his ilk probably made a decent living, but I can’t stand the stuff coming out today. America seems to revel in its super heroes, but the country is going to hell regardless. What kind of of insanity is this, anyway?

  4. tacitus says

    Nothing against the memory of Stan Lee, but I always thought the cameos were a bit silly anyway.

  5. chrislawson says


    I prefer it when artists to have bylines on their comics. And speaking of rates, it looks like they haven’t changed much (adjusted for inflation) for decades.

    Best quote from the linked article:


    Poor ol’ Frank Quitely started at what it likely the lowest of low rates. “When I started working on Electric Soup 27 years ago, I wrote, penciled, inked, lettered and half-toned five pages per issue for a curry, which almost invariably gave me diarrhea,” he says.

    IN 2015 MONEY: Alas, diarrhea is still diarrhea.

  6. Trickster Goddess says

    I’ve seen that already. In an episode of one of the Netflix series his picture was on a poster on the wall in a police station with the words “Officer of the Year”, or something like that.

  7. auraboy says

    CGI Stan will pop up a few times; he absolutely loved his cameos and already said he’d happily be CGI’d into any movies he couldn’t manage through ill health.

  8. joel says

    Stan Lee will continue to appear in those cameos. It’s the Marvel way: characters die, but then reappear in the sequel.

  9. says

    11 joel
    I drew a cartoon, years ago, but still current, showing an editor diffidently approaching Stan. “Uh, Stan. At the end of ish 24, we had the villain electrocuted, dismembered, reduced to his component atoms which were then each separately sent to a different universe where they were then rendered nonexistent, and we went back in time to kill his grandfather. Are we killing him off?”
    “Nah, just leave it hanging like that.”

  10. says

    According to my veteran dad, there were the words, “Kilroy was here,” and there was the iconic bald guy poking over the horizon. He said that the bald guy was named Chad, and he thought Chad had originated with Australian soldiers.

    I don’t think I’ve ever found confirmation of it, but he was a primary source.

  11. ck, the Irate Lump says

    And it looks like the anti-SJWs are trying to gin up a fake controversy around his death. A few social justice minded people pointed out that there were aspects of his life which weren’t all that great that should be acknowledged alongside his accomplishments; exploitation of those working for him, and at least one accusation of sexual harassment. The anti- crowd are amplifying this and trying to turn this into SJWs are trying to RUIN Stan Lee’s legacy!!!1!

    It’s following a similar pattern nontroversy around Doom Eternal and Cuphead which Youtube’s Shawn documented on his channel. It seems like a lot of propaganda techniques are developed in gaming and then moved into the wider cultures if successful.