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Marvel Comics and Civil Rights

Dec 10, 2018
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Marvel Comics’ co-creator Stan Lee passed away in November, leaving behind not only an iconic company, but stories with strong messages about discrimination and bigotry.

Much of Lee’s inspiration came from the civil rights struggles of the sixties. He created characters and worlds meant to embody some of the realities that minorities faced.

Today on All Sides, how American culture influenced comic book creator Stan Lee.

A Marvel Of A Man: Stan Lee Dead At 95

Nov 12, 2018

American comic book writer, editor, publisher and former President of Marvel Comics Stan Lee died Monday at the age of 95.

Lee gave us over six decades of work like The Incredible Hulk and The Amazing Spider-Man — superheroes we could identify with, characters that allowed us to suspend our disbelief because they reacted to bizarre situations like you or I might.