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RIP: Stan Lee

To many out there the name Stan Lee equates to nerd royalty, and I would be in that group. Stan Lee was one of the founding fathers of Marvel Comics. He helped bring us so many comic book characters that we grew up with, and he has been a part of our lives since we first picked up our first comic. My first comic that really stands out to me has to be Spider-man, I'm not exactly sure what issue it was exactly, but upon diving into my first adventure with Peter Parker, spoiler alert he's Spider-man, I was hooked. 

For the young ones out there you probably don't know of this concept called "Comic Day", it was a day that happened once a month where you went into a comic book store and purchased all the comics you had subscribed to, but that was one of the happiest days for me. It was all about the new adventures, the new twists, the evil schemings of the bad guys, and of course, being a guy, the curvaceous figures of the ladies. Speaking of which that last reason was why my mom cancelled my subscription to X-men and then wrote a strongly worded letter, which she actually had to put in the mail box (gasp I know, that box thing that collects all that crap mail was actually used to transport conversations from  one place to another). I can't remember if my mom actually got a letter back, but that, also, was something quite memorable with my love of Marvel Comics.

Marvel Comics was the reason why, along with MANY young kids, I wanted to be a comic book artist. Now safe to say I didn't ever quite get to that quality, but that didn't stop me from begging my mom to let me take a comic drawing class over one summer. Ironically I don't really remember actually drawing anything, I'm sure I did, but I do remember that during one of the breaks, EACH DAY, I would go to the vending machine and get a Hawaiian Punch can and a 3 Musketeers bar. That's right folks sugar was my muse, or at least I had one hell of a sweet tooth, and still do (however that combo no longer works for me).

Stan Lee was also this mythical creature that would appear in person or voice in TV shows and movies. Now I could be wrong, but I felt like he also had some sort of comic drawing/adventure show, but as it has been many many years, I can't be sure. Of course the cameos that Stan Lee made in all the Marvel movies were classic. He was always a throwaway character that did have a humorous moment before fading into the back.

I have to be honest, after his wife's death, I kind of felt that his time on this earth was coming to a close, but as many out there, I could NEVER imagine not having Stan Lee around. As many people having pointed out, he might be gone in body, but his soul/essence will not die. He has made an impact on so many people in so many ways. So I have one request of all, you readers, raise a glass and repeat after me "EXCELSIOR!!!”



Full Title List for PS Classic Revealed

As we apparently have decided that nostalgia will be dictated by the manufactures of consoles and their "Top X Games" we see the PlayStation Classic enter the ring. Now I have to say that the list of games is a little bit more in-line with what I would like to see in a "Classic" console, but at the same time this will be yet another item that I will not be purchasing simply because all the games for the PlayStation that I want to play I still own.

For those out there who want to know what the 20 titles that will be on this system are, here's the list:

  • Battle Arena Toshinden
  • Cool Boarders 2
  • Destruction Derby
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Intelligent Qube
  • Jumping Flash
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Mr Driller
  • Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
  • Rayman
  • Resident Evil Director’s Cut
  • Revelations: Persona
  • Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Syphon Filter
  • Tekken 3
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
  • Twisted Metal
  • Wild Arms

If these titles are enough for you to drop the $99.99 that they are asking for you're going to want to pre-order it right away (Currently Amazon is listing as Currently Unavailable). The system is set to release on December 3rd. Can anyone say Holiday Gift for your nerdy people?

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