“I used to think what I did was not very important. People are building bridges and engaging in medical research, and here I was doing stories about fictional people who do extraordinary, crazy things and wear costumes. But I suppose I have come to realize that entertainment is not easily dismissed.” The presence of the creator of X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, Spiderman, and the Black Panther will likewise not be easy to dimiss. Stan Lee, the superhero of superheroes, has died at 95. (Stan Lee put the Pop! in pop culture.)

+ “Racism and bigotry are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today. Unlike costumed supervillains, they can’t be halted with…a zap from a ray gun. They only way to destroy them is to expose them – to reveal from the insidious evil they really are.” One of the many great (and still timely) quotes from Stan Lee.