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That time Marvel Comics solicited stories from Satanists

In 1973, Marvel Spotlight was running "Son of Satan" comics, and asked for feedback from Satanists and Wiccans:


Some of them were angry about incorrect details:


Others were pleased with the representation:


They also printed several letters from Christians who were upset by the whole thing, and writer Steve Gerber even responded in the letters page:


It's hard to imagine a major company doing something like that today. An indie book? Sure. But Somebody from the front half of Previews? No way!

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