Stan Lee’s passing did not come as a shock to many in the comic book and film industry. But it caused a lot of sadness.

One of the most remarkable things that happened was that it brought comic book artists together, with each paying tribute to the legend.

Here are a few of the notable tributes from comic book legends and executives outside of Marvel:

Tributes to Stan Lee from the Comic Book World

DC Comics

DC Comics writer, television show and movie producer Geoff Johns also penned a personal tribute to Lee, complete with a classic photo with Hulk and Spider-Man:

Jim Lee, co-publisher of DC, also posted a very touching story about how Lee inspired him:

Shout Out Comic

Andrew Wheeler, editor at Shout Out Comic, posted very poignant words from Stan himself.

Mark Millar

Millarworld creator Mark Millar narrates how instrumental Stan was in the creation of his Wanted comic. In fact, he says that without Lee’s advice, he wouldn’t have worked on all three: Wanted, Kick-Ass, and Kingsman.


Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman did not write a personal tribute but defended Stan against Bill Maher’s rude comments which were uncalled for.