The death of Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee is a blow to David Parsow of Omaha.
The owner of Parsow’s Clothing met Lee about eleven years ago when he was commissioned to make him a custom suit. The two became fast friends. Parsow says he and Lee talked about how his comics impacted his life. Lee was well known for adding a human element to all of his super heroes.
Parsow says, “I got to meet him personally and had an incredible afternoon with him while measuring him. We talked about the stories. What my favorite stories were. Back then, when I was 8 or 9 years old, they were very emotional stories to a kid about loss and how we must move on.”
That meeting evolved into a good friendship. Parsow says every time he would see Lee at a convention he would ask, “Where is David”. He says Lee was always so friendly, shook his hand and was a great man.
Parsow says, “I was with him at least in the last 3 1/2 – 4 years was with him probably a dozen times. At conventions, privately in his hotel room, sitting next to him, we had breakfasts; we had dinners every so often when I was invited by his manager. I can say nothing bad about him. It was all 100% positive. Everything was great. I never met a finer, more enjoyable man. He was a super hero.”
Parsow was devastated to learn about Lee’s death Monday at age 95. Parsow says Lee’s sense of humor was iconic, was always laughing, joking and always positive.
Photo courtesy of David Parsow.