Rest in Peace Stan Lee... What My Idol Did for Me Rest in Peace Stan Lee... What My Idol Did for Me

12 Nov , 2018

I can’t believe that I’m even saying this, but Rest in Peace, Stan Lee. You did a lot for me and, honestly, you’re to blame for everything. Geekly Goods, Leo Rydel, our YouTube, our Blog, it’d be NOTHING without Stan Lee. Let me tell you a story…

Young Leo had no idea what he wanted to do as a child until he was given a comic book from a friend. It was on a normal school bus ride after the bell, the echoes of excited bumping on the bus steps and hurriedly filling seats. I got in my seat in front of two of my closest friends in the world at the time, ready to lose our geeking mind about Dragon Ball Z and Power Rangers. It was that moment that my friend removed what was like a holy grail from his backpack… no not a skateboard, not a baseball, Spider-Man issue 300… I gripped that comic book more tight than a lost baby. It was the beginning, the golden medallion among a sea of bronze ones.

From there, it’s been a domino effect of many fandoms. After reading the book, I started drawing manga and, eventually, comic book characters. I started writing stories in my head, I managed a forum of over 2000 active users and now I am a writer, critic, editor, and founder of a Geek-based business… This is ALL thanks to Stan Lee. All of it is thanks to you, Stan.

I had ONE opportunity to meet you, Stan, and I blew it. I took my father to his first Denver Comic Con in 2016. There was a line stretched along the entire convention hall just to meet him and it was $100 ON THE SPOT to get a picture. Now I regret not giving up that $100 to meet my idol, but just getting to see him grace the presence of Comic-Con was enough for me.

This is short and to be completely honest, I could write a novel. But Stan, I just wanted to THANK YOU for all you did for me, all you’re doing, and all you’re going to do. Stay tuned this week for more Geeky goodness! AND NOW for our Box Office Recap! 

Box Office Recap

"Well not too much of a surprise here with The Grinch pulling in $66 Million in its opening weekend. That’s a great start to a movie that will stick around all season and should pile up the cash! What is a little surprising is Bohemian Rhapsody, taking in another $30 million... it showed more legs than Freddie Mercury! Apparently the issues with inaccuracies hasn’t stopped fans from flocking to the box office. Rounding out the top 3 (and not to say I called it) is Overlord!  Great to see this movie perform well in an opening weekend, it’s always fun to see original stories hit at the box office.

Also, a little note here, Venom debuted in China this weekend and CRUSHED the BO, pulling in over $110 million and sent it’s global cume skyrocketing! Definitely good news if you want to see a sequel down the road. Also, in Indie news, Beautiful Boy brought in a nice little $1.4 million to bring its total to over $5 million. Now this is not huge money, but that popularity could lead to some legit Oscar talk, so keep a lookout!

As for the disappointments, The Girl In The Spider’s Web pulled in a paltry $8 million and it doesn’t look like the road gets any easier for this movie.  The Front Runner opened at only 4 theaters and actually did great numbers wise for that small of a release. But this is more of a disappointment for my prediction, I gotta watch those theater release numbers more closely!  But this was a pretty solid weekend for the US box office. What did all of you see last weekend? Did you love it? Did you hate it? Let us know!" 

- Stu 



I can’t believe that I’m even saying this, but Rest in Peace, Stan Lee. You did a lot for me and, honestly, you’re to blame for everything. Geekly Goods, Leo Rydel, our YouTube, our Blog, it’d be NOTHING without Stan Lee. Let me tell you a story…

Young Leo had no idea what he wanted to do as a child until he was given a comic book from a friend. It was on a normal school bus ride after the bell, the echoes of excited bumping on the bus steps and hurriedly filling seats. I got in my seat in front of two of my closest friends in the world at the time, ready to lose our geeking mind about Dragon Ball Z and Power Rangers. It was that moment that my friend removed what was like a holy grail from his backpack… no not a skateboard, not a baseball, Spider-Man issue 300… I gripped that comic book more tight than a lost baby. It was the beginning, the golden medallion among a sea of bronze ones.

From there, it’s been a domino effect of many fandoms. After reading the book, I started drawing manga and, eventually, comic book characters. I started writing stories in my head, I managed a forum of over 2000 active users and now I am a writer, critic, editor, and founder of a Geek-based business… This is ALL thanks to Stan Lee. All of it is thanks to you, Stan.

I had ONE opportunity to meet you, Stan, and I blew it. I took my father to his first Denver Comic Con in 2016. There was a line stretched along the entire convention hall just to meet him and it was $100 ON THE SPOT to get a picture. Now I regret not giving up that $100 to meet my idol, but just getting to see him grace the presence of Comic-Con was enough for me.

This is short and to be completely honest, I could write a novel. But Stan, I just wanted to THANK YOU for all you did for me, all you’re doing, and all you’re going to do. Stay tuned this week for more Geeky goodness! AND NOW for our Box Office Recap! 

Box Office Recap

"Well not too much of a surprise here with The Grinch pulling in $66 Million in its opening weekend. That’s a great start to a movie that will stick around all season and should pile up the cash! What is a little surprising is Bohemian Rhapsody, taking in another $30 million... it showed more legs than Freddie Mercury! Apparently the issues with inaccuracies hasn’t stopped fans from flocking to the box office. Rounding out the top 3 (and not to say I called it) is Overlord!  Great to see this movie perform well in an opening weekend, it’s always fun to see original stories hit at the box office.

Also, a little note here, Venom debuted in China this weekend and CRUSHED the BO, pulling in over $110 million and sent it’s global cume skyrocketing! Definitely good news if you want to see a sequel down the road. Also, in Indie news, Beautiful Boy brought in a nice little $1.4 million to bring its total to over $5 million. Now this is not huge money, but that popularity could lead to some legit Oscar talk, so keep a lookout!

As for the disappointments, The Girl In The Spider’s Web pulled in a paltry $8 million and it doesn’t look like the road gets any easier for this movie.  The Front Runner opened at only 4 theaters and actually did great numbers wise for that small of a release. But this is more of a disappointment for my prediction, I gotta watch those theater release numbers more closely!  But this was a pretty solid weekend for the US box office. What did all of you see last weekend? Did you love it? Did you hate it? Let us know!" 

- Stu 



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