DC Gives A Stan Lee Tribute Worthy Of Comic Books
Who’s says that competitors can’t be friends?
In this weeks comics DC has penned a pretty incredible tribute to Marvel legend, Stan Lee. The page tribute reads, “With Utmost Respect From The Distinguished Competition … “Excelsior!” In Memoriam, Stan Lee 1922-2018”
As far as giants of the industry go, the two companies are unrivalled. Both Marvel and DC have spent their existence creating some of the most well-known and loved characters to grace the pages of a comic book. Just some of these include Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and the Fantastic Four. This is a nice touch from a company who has been the chief rival to Marvel comics for more than a half century.
Stan Lee, more than anyone in history is synonymous with comic books. From his humble beginnings as an inkwell filler, to becoming the face of Marvel, Stan Lee helped transcend and usher in a new age for the medium.
More than a comic book
Tragically, he passed away November 12, 2018 at the age of 95.
The news of his passing sent shockwaves through the world. Actors, writers, artists, and fans immediately began offering their condolences. Chris Evans, most famous for bringing Captain America to life, said this of Lee, “There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship, and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!”
Brian Michael Bendis, one of the most influential creators in comics today offered his respect in the form of a comic strip.
And the condolences and well wishes continue to pour in.
Proving that, at the end of the day life is more important than competition, DC, the company whom he competed against most, has officially joined the list. DC, the company whom he competed against most, has officially joined the list.
Whether or not it was intentional, they did slide the DC initials into their tribute with the words, “Distinguished competition”.
Humour aside, well done DC, well done. If more companies put their differences aside, the world would be a better place.