Local fans remember Marvel Comics visionary Stan Lee

Writer/Executive Producer Stan Lee at The Ultimate Movie Marathon of Marvel's Iron Man series, on Thursday, May, 2, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Walt Disney Studios/AP Images)

If you’ve ever flipped through any Marvel comic book, it would be hard to miss the legacy etched in each page.

Stan Lee died on Monday at the age of 95, but his lessons will live on forever.

Juliana Ribeiro stopped into a Falls Church bookstore after hearing the news about Lee’s death.

She grabbed several copies of some of his popular work, which includes Wolverine, Black Panther, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor and much more.

“He definitely left some stuff for us grown adults and now I’m passing on to my kids,” she said.

More than a thousand Marvel comic books are sold at the “Hole in the Wall Bookstore” in Falls Church, and each copy is timeless.

Manager Donny Mitchem says they demonstrate Lee’s contributions to many generations.

“We sell a lot of Marvel,” he said. “His comics have affected everybody. The idea that with great power comes great responsibility, which is the big Spider Man thing.”

When it comes to morals, the World War II veteran also taught the nation about how to treat each other.

He has been speaking out against racism since 1968.

“Those stories have room for everyone, regardless of their race, gender or color of their skin,” Lee said in a YouTube video posted in October 2017.

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