Stan Lee Sends Video Message to Taft Union High School Shooting Victim

by Russ Burlingame

Comic book icon Stan Lee issued a video message via his official YouTube account, sending well-wishes to one of the victims of a recent school shooting who is reputedly a comics fan.

"Wishing a speedy recovery to my brave brigadier @bowecleveland ! Here is a special video message from your #Generalissimo just for you #StanLeeMeetBowe," says the introduction to the video below, in which Lee addressed Bowe Cleveland by name, saying, "You know, I've been told that you're a big fan of mine, and I want you to know, that means a lot to me."

He added that his thoughts and prayers are with Cleveland, the only student seriously injured during a shooting spree at Taft Union High School in California, when a student entered a classroom with a shotgun and fired off numerous shots. Cleveland's condition is no longer considered life-threatening, according to Bakersfield Now.

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at ComicBook.com back in 2011.