Honoring Stan Lee

Creative genius. Builder of Universes. Modern-day Superhero. The late Stan Lee was, and continues to be, a treasure to his fans.

At the age of 95, Lee passed recently on November 12, 2018. Since then, reporters and fans alike have celebrated his work in honor of his esteemed career. Let’s look at two of his best moments:

1963: Creation of the X-men

  • The famed and acclaimed X-men have a little more background than what the average person knows. The concept of X-Men was actually based off the Civil Rights movement. Magneto embodies the philosophies of Malcolm X, Dr. Charles Xavier embodies the philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, while the struggle of accepting mutants in society represented the same struggle for African Americans.

1968: The Note (for image: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/stan-lee-condemn-bigotry/)

  • Advocate for diversity, equality, and belonging - Stan Lee supported humanity even before it was mainstream. Here is his soapbox he ran in his comics:

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In the words of Captain America, Chris Evans, himself: “There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!!”