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Ray Gun: Lee and World Today

ray gun: Soon after the tragic news of Lee's passing, LA Times entertainment journalist Jen Yamato tweeted out one of Lee's old columns, Stan's Soapbox, which he would include at the end of his comics between 1965 and 2001, according to CTV. Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today, an excerpt from Lee's column read. While characters he had a hand in creating -- including like Black Panther, X-Men and Spider-Man -- all overtly tackled bigotry, prejudices and racism, it was not uncommon for Lee himself to take a stand publicly. But, unlike, a team of costumed super-villains, they can't be halted with a punch in the snoot, or a zap from a ray gun. His column added that, a story without a message, however subliminal, is like a man without a soul. The only way to destroy them is to expose them to reveal them for the insidious evils they really are. ( As reported in the news.