Comic book pioneer Stan Lee has been a vocal advocate of social justice his entire career, and, during the weekend’s events in Charlottesville, he shared a column he wrote 49 years ago in which he rails against bigots.
As true today as it was in 1968. Pax et Justitia – Stan pic.twitter.com/VbBtiZzUch
— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) August 15, 2017
This message of tolerance is an idea Lee has explored throughout his work. The central conflict in “X-Men,” in particular, is frequently compared to the divergent ideologies of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Lee also created Black Panther, the first black superhero in mainstream American comics.
Alienation and contempt have been on Lee’s mind for decades, so it’s no surprise he spoke out once again during the tragic events in Charlottesville last weekend. In the words of the man himself, all there is to say is…
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