outbrain
Close  

Stan Lee cancels appearance at ComicCon Asia 2018

By: - Reporter
/ 03:18 PM March 16, 2018

US comic-book writer Stan Lee attending a talk show during the Tokyo Comic Con in Chiba in 2016 © Behrouz Mehri/ AFP

Legendary comic book writer Stan Lee will not join this year’s ComicCon Asia 2018 in Manila.

The official Facebook page for the pop culture convention announced that Lee has backed out of the event due to health concerns.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Due to Mr. Stan Lee’s health concerns, his management team and ComicCon Asia have mutually decided to cancel his agreed appearance at the forthcoming ComicCon Asia 2018,” the statement said. It added that those who paid for activity passes and the Excelsior package may ask for a refund.

FEATURED STORIES

Back in February, it was reported that the 95-year-old writer was battling pneumonia. He sent this statement to TMZ about his condition: ” I have a little bout of pneumonia I’ve been fighting, but it seems to be getting better. But I want you all to know I’m thinking of you—of course, I always think of the fans—and I hope you’re all doing well, and I miss you all.”

Lee is known as the creator of several Marvel superheroes including Spiderman, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk.

ComicCon Asia 2018 is set to happen on March 24-25 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay city.  /ra

RELATED STORIES: 

‘Spiderman’ nearly squashed at birth, says creator Stan Lee

Marvel Studios celebrates 10-year anniversary with iconic “class photo”

ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Follow @KHallareINQ on Twitter
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: ComicCon Asia 2018, Iron Man, Marvel, Spiderman, Stan Lee, The Incredible Hulk
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.