3 Things That Can Inspire You About Stan Lee

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“Life is never complete without its challenges.” – Stan Lee


On this day, we remember the legend, who brought Captain America, Spider-Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Panther and among others, Mr. Stan Lee. He sadly passed early Monday morning, November 12, 2018, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Having brought the world such a magnificent spec of legacy that all generations today seems to enjoy, one can only think how he managed to do so.

Stan Lee was a superhero in himself for having brought the audience and fans super personalities that far exceeds than just a childhood super cartoon. Today we look back at some his past that helped mold him for who he is today.

If you’re a Marvel fan, this can definitely give you a little inspiration.


He started his first editing job when he was 17.

We never really know what could happen when we are in our teens. Filling in for just a temporary job as an assistant at Timely Comics, little did seventeen year old Stan Lee figure that this job would mark the beginning of his new path to his career.


He initially thought people would hate Iron Man.

The iconic Avenger we all came to love was thought to be someone who we should have hated. According to Lee, Iron Man was made during the height of the Cold War. Representing ten times of what the war was about, he made a character embodying machines, guns and other heavy artillery known to mankind and he had to make people love him.

It was a dare to himself and a challenge on how he could make people love Iron Man despite the world trying to avoid anything about the war. And looks like he did, beyond expectations.


The Incredible Hulk was supposed to be gray.

It may not be about Lee but this goes to show how a happy accident can lead to an iconic imagery for the Marvel Universe. According to Lee, the character was supposed to be gray but the printer kept having a hard time with the consistency of the color, that they just settled with the green.

This just goes to show, not everything has to be laid out how you want it to be. Sometimes you just got to let it flow and do its thing.


In conclusion.

We could all learn a thing or two from the path Stan Lee took towards his career in the comic industry. Just like when he got a temp job at a publishing house, the job you’re taking right now could open your eyes to the career you’re looking for.
You can also challenge yourself with the things that are against status quo or try something out that you’ve never done before. If you’re passionate enough to take on chances and be not afraid of failing, then you can do it.


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