Stan (Marvel) Lee’s Black History

Friday 12 November 2021

Stan Lee of Marvel comics often used used his characters and stories as commentaries on personal development, morals, US politics and Civil rights struggles. He also borrowed from Greek, Roman and African mythology to create his comic universes.

 

Much of this serious philosophical commentary has been forgotten in the wham-bam action of recent superhero movies. In this interactive presentation using film clips, interviews, comics and press articles ;we will show how Stan Lee/Marvel was influenced by Black history and how his stories then influenced and inspired millions of people all over the world. We will cover:

  • Who was Stan Lee? Details of his background and ideology
  • How and why Marvel struggled in the early days
  • Stan and the revolution in comics but why was it needed?
  • The World War Two connections. Dr Strange
  • Captain America’s black history plus Hulk vs Godzilla
  • The real Winter Soldiers and Civil Rights in disguise
  • X Men, what they really stood for with evidence. The Obama link
  • Blade, Malcolm X, John Henrik Clarke,Luke Cage and real vampires

This presentation will be jointly delivered by ‘The Investigator’ Andrew Muhammad and Black History Walks as an online event via Zoom. Link will be sent to the email you register with please check your JUNK mail

‘The Investigator’ is one of the United Kingdom’s leading Black History and Culture Specialists. His lively energetic presentations are designed to bring forth history and culture to the spectator allowing for a more enriched awareness of the universal contributions and achievements of a culturally diverse society.

Tony Warner is the author of ‘Black History Walks in London Volume 1‘. This is part of Jacaranda Books revolutionary Twenty in 2020 initiative to publish 20 books by 20 Black British authors in 2020. An unprecedented feat. ‘Black History Walks in London Volume 1’ is the 20th of that series but was delayed to this year due to the Coronavirus.

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