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A Powerful 1968 Column On Racism By Stan Lee Has Resurfaced In The Wake Of His Death

L) Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic (Getty Images) R) Twitter: @R_SPatel/Marvel Comics

Since Marvel mastermind Stan Lee’s death was announced today, November 12, 2018, a column he wrote in 1968 condemning racism has resurfaced on the internet—as inspiring today as it was when first published.

The Marvel writer, editor, producer and publisher spent four decades writing the column “Stan’s Soapbox,” which commentary appeared on the backs of comic books.

What Lee wrote in the column often elaborated on and supported the values and virtues of the Marvel heroes inside.

This one, in particular, is just as pertinent today as it was 50 years ago:

Twitter: @R_SPatel/Marvel Comics

Fans were thankful to all those who posted it:

Commenters found Lee’s words inspiring and powerful:

Many viewed it as more proof of the legacy Lee left behind:

One from Twitter user Joe, who grew up reading the column:

RIP Stan Lee.

H/T: Mashable, Twitter, Getty Images


Written by Vanessa Nix Anthony

Vanessa is a freelance-flame-haired-word-ninja-for-hire with a passion for storytelling. Her writing has been featured in The Oregonian, Baltimore Magazine, Oregonlive, KPTV, Metro Parent, and Trulia, among others. She’s the author of the Amazon title, “In Less than a Year,” and her successful Portland-based copywriting agency, The Portland Writer has been helping businesses tell their brand’s unique stories for over a decade. When she’s not writing, cooking, or making magical worlds out of cardboard for her son, Vanessa is hard at work illustrating her forthcoming children’s books or belting out karaoke to favorite 80s or Disney villains tunes. TWITTER: @nessnix, INSTA: @nessnixtony