Nerd Talk's Take on The Passing of Stan Lee

His Passing Can Reignite a Love of Equality and Acceptance

November 13, 2018

by Sean Girvan

Stan Lee, writer, editor, and face of an empire of comic book characters, has died. He lived a long 95 years

I don't know much about Marvel. I defer to my friends like Manley who spent a childhood with a nose pushed into the pages of comic books. What I've always respected about this incredible legacy left behind by the passing of Stan Lee is how he took being different to an extraordinary level with super abilities, but rooted the super powers to the themes we all tangle with as kids growing into adulthood. Listen to today's Nerd Talk to hear my full thoughts:

Even though my Marvel knowledge is lacking, the impact on equality that Stan Lee sought is what compels me to love the old man. His social justice was fought on the pages of comic books and silver screens with super powers wielded by humans that shared the same streets, neighborhoods, and struggles as the rest of us. 

“Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our hearts with tolerance.” -Stan Lee (1922-2018)