NYCC: Social Justice Warrior, Stan Lee Tells The Bigots To Shut Up!

As New York Comic-Con kicks off, the founding father of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee has a message to deliver about diversity and bigotry in the comic book industry.

Does this make the 94-year-old Lee a social justice warrior? I certainly hope so.

“Hi, heroes, this is Stan Lee coming at you. I just want you to know Marvel has always been and always will be a reflection of the world right outside our window. That world may change and evolve but the one thing that will never change is the way we tell our stories of heroism. Those stories have room for everyone, regardless of their race gender, religion, or color of their skin. The only things we don’t have room for are; hatred, intolerance, and bigotry. That man next to you is your brother. That woman over there. She’s your sister. And that kid walking by. Hey, who knows he may have the proportionate strength of a spider. We’re all part of one big family, the human family and we all come together in the body of Marvel. You’re part of the Marvel Universe that moves ever upward and onward to greater glory. In other words: Excelsior!” said Stan Lee.


It’s funny that 74 people on Youtube don’t like this video. I wonder if those 74 people are going to burn their comics now? Sad little snowflakes. Marvel was also very smart to disable the comments on the video as well. You can still comment on the Facebook version of the video.

What do you think of Stan Lee’s statement? Comment below?

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.