Geek News: Comic Book Juggernaut, Stan Lee Passes at 95

By Jen P

The geek world mourns today, as we say goodbye to a legend, Mr. Stan Lee. Born Stanley Martin Lieber, he used the name Stan Lee on his first comics, so that he could write “real” stories under his given name later in life. Turned out, he had such a unique take on his superheroes at the time– making them flawed and diverse– that he became the biggest name in the industry. He is best known for creating iconic Marvel characters like Spiderman and the X-Men, and for his cameo appearances in all of the modern films (currently as the Watcher in the Avengers series).

In July of 2017, Stan lost his wife of 70 years to complications with a stroke. He is survived by his daughter Joan, who is named after her.

September 2017, I had the great pleasure of meeting Stan at Dragon Con. I remember feeling super intimidated that I was about to meet a legend, and the moment he spoke in that familiar voice, I knew I was doing something incredibly rare and special. But despite my fears, he was such a nice guy and one of the kindest celebrities I’ve met to date.

Stan, you will be deeply missed by myself and the rest of the geek community.


By Jen P

On Sunday, David Bowie passed after an eighteen-month struggle with cancer. He will be greatly missed.


Bowie was best known in the geek world for his role as the Goblin King, Jareth in Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, and his breakout role as a lonely alien in The Man Who Fell to Earth. But perhaps he was best known worldwide for his music career. He wrote and performed such hits as “Changes”, “Let’s Dance”, and “Under Pressure”. His album Blackstar released last Friday.

We’ll miss you, our fantasy king. Good luck and Godspeed.


By Jen P

Yesterday, we lost one of the greats:

Mr. Wes Craven.


Craven was best known for creating and directing both the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises. Craven also wrote/directed cult classics including The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left, and Swamp Thing. More recently he Wrote/Produced/Directed My Soul to Take and was producing the Scream series on MTV- my personal guilty pleasure.

He passed away of brain cancer in his home on Sunday, August 30th, 2015.

Mr. Craven, you will be missed. Thank you for all the screams and the laughs. And rest in peace, sir.