Stanley Martin Lieber, more commonly known simply as Stan Lee, died at the age of 95 due to pneumonia this past Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He was most known for being the patriarch of Marvel Comics and his comic books and original characters, such as The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Antman and the Wasp. He would cameo in Marvel films and was a co-producer of the company, Marvel Comics.
Stan Lee’s many accomplishments and characters were featured at Comic-Con with people walking around dressed as Spider-Man and other Marvel characters. The 2018 annual Comic-Con happened this past weekend on November 9, 10, and 11 all day at Devos Place. Comic-Con is a convention held at Devos Place with a primary focus on comic books and other forms of media, in which fans of movies, books, games, and shows gather to meet creators, experts, cosplayers, and each other.
People ranging from all ages were in attendance, from a little boy getting excited about a Hulk cosplayer to a dad taking a picture with his daughter with Walter Koenig, the original Chekov in the classic Star Trek series. It’s not just Grand Rapids locals in attendance, A Deadpool cosplayer came all the way from Ohio to join the Comic-Con of other fanatics. People were dressed in cosplay Comic-Con or dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or show.
There was a Scare Simulator from Monsters, Inc., a huge Iron Giant sculpture, a car decked out to look the Ghostbusters vehicle with four staff members dressed as the original Ghostbusters dressed in jumpsuits from that looked identical to the original costume from the films.
I highly recommend attending Comic-Con 2019, and I can’t wait to see what next year holds. The weekend is a highlight for all comic lovers!
If you are new to Comic-Con, or just are curious about this annual affair, here is a link to check out for Grand Rapidians: http://www.grcomiccon.com/.