I was so saddened to learn about Ian and am so sorry for your loss.
I hear that many people say I am Ian's favorite superhero.
I am not really a superhero at all. I mean look at what I can physically do - I can fly through the city streets and jump building to building. I have unusual strength and agility. Even if I fall from the tallest skyscraper I never get hurt. In fact, since I was bitten by that spider I have never had a need to see a doctor - for anything. So there really is no risk to the life I lead - its not really heroic at all.
Ian on the otherhand is heroic - incredibly heroic. He didn't have the physical gifts like me, but he managed to kick butt just the same. And unlike me, he was always at risk but he pushed through whatever needed to be pushed through anyway. Now that's heroic. And that's how I measure who is a hero and who isn't.
In my line of work I always need real heroes to help me and I assure you that Ian will always be included in my web and my adventures. He will continue to kick butt.
Deepest sympathy and appreciation,