Published: Tue, November 13, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Stan Lee's 1968 Column Against Bigotry Has Resurfaced After His Death

Stan Lee's 1968 Column Against Bigotry Has Resurfaced After His Death

Stan Lee, the co-creator of Marvel Comics, has died aged 95, his daughter has confirmed.

"Awww man, heartbreaking. R.I.P.to a true pioneer and legend", tweeted Australian filmmaker James Wan, who directed numerous "Saw" and "Insidious" movies as well as helming "Aquaman", an upcoming superhero film based on the character by Marvel rival DC Comics.

He began working at the comics section of Timely Publications - a company that would eventually transform into Marvel Comics - and became comics editor there at age 18. In it, Lee, playing himself, gives Brodie, played by Jason Lee, relationship advice, telling him that he invented some of his most famous characters because of a girl that got away. But perhaps the character he is most known for was Spider-Man, who has come to life in multiple film iterations and has shared the screen with other characters he created. So, with the fourth Avengers movie wrapped and slated for a May 3, 2019 release date, fans can expect at least one more appearance by Stan "The Man" Lee.

His wife, Janet, died a year ago. TMZ spoke to Lee's daughter, J.C. Lee and Kirby than cobbled many of these characters together to form The Avengers team. And rest in peace. Lee had various health issues of the course of the last years, such a bout of pneumonia and vision issues.

"My publisher said, in his ultimate wisdom, 'Stan, that is the worst idea I have ever heard, '" Lee told the BBC Radio 4 in 2015. "Every time you open a Marvel comic, Stan will be there". "The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart".

In addition to being a creative visionary whose characters brought entertainment and joy to millions, Lee was also a social justice advocate who strove for inclusion in his work.

Lee can be seen most recently in Venom where he made a cameo at the end of the movie encouraging Eddie Brock to win back his ex-fiancee. "Thank you for the Hulk, Thor, Fantastic Four and many others", Simmons wrote. Animated series and, of course, blockbuster films woud follow in the ensuing decades, and Marvel grew to become a multimedia giant, with Lee as its fearless, beloved leader.

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