Kevin Smith Pens Beautiful Joan Lee Tribute

With the passing of Joan Lee, support for the former Marvel executive Stan Lee and his family have poured in from all over the internet, including a beautiful tribute from writer and filmmaker Kevin Smith.

Smith took to his Instagram account earlier to share a touching tribute about Joan. Detailing his time interviewing her for a look-back at Stan's career at Marvel, Smith detailed the time he had spent with Joan.

"I'll never forget the moment she said 'It's always Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Man. They don't know the amazing writer he really is,'" reflected Smith. "She then talked about the words her longtime love had written for her over a lifetime spent together."

The filmmaker then went on to share the famous story in which Stan had wanted to quit Marvel, but it was Joan that convinced him to stay and write a comic he was proud of. That comic turned out to be the Fantastic Four, a series that can be credited with creating the Marvel Universe.

"He told us tales of heroes but Joan was Stan's personal superhero - and without her, we never get our modern mythology," Smith said. "They say behind every great man is a great woman. In this case, the great woman was always standing right beside him. Joan and Stan were best friends for 70 years."

Smith then finished by offering support to the closest friends and family to Joan.

Our thoughts are with Stan Lee and his family at this time.

Rest in Peace #JoanLee, beloved wife of @therealstanlee. Back in January, I got to interview this amazing woman for a @legionmofficial VR look-back at Stan's career. I'll never forget the moment she said "It's always Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Man. They don't know the amazing writer he really is." She then talked about the words her longtime love had written for her over a lifetime spent together. There's a very famous story about Stan wanting to leave @marvel, in which Joan advises him "Before you quit, write a comic you're proud of." That comic was #fantasticfour - the birth of the #marvel Universe. He told us tales of heroes but Joan was Stan's personal superhero - and without her, we never get our modern mythology. They say behind every great man is a great woman. In this case, the great woman was always standing right beside him. Joan and Stan were best friends for 70 years. My heart goes out to my hero Stan, his daughter JC, their right hand Max and anyone who ever met Joanie. Thank you, Marvel Muse. We'll miss you, Madame Web. #StanLee #KevinSmith

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