Marvel fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Reports indicate that the former head of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, is back home and “feeling great” after a brief scare on Thursday which saw the 95-year-old admitted to hospital.
“I’m glad I spent that evening in the hospital,” he told KABC. “It did me a lot of good. It probably did my fans a lot of good. It kept me off their backs for the evening. But I’m feeling good now and I can’t wait to get in there and tangle with all the competition.”
Stan Lee recently attended the premiere of Marvel’s Black Panther and posed for photos with star Chadwick Boseman. He has become well-known for his cameos in all the Marvel movies, which began with the comic book legend playing a hot dog vendor in 2000’s X-Men.
Along with Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Stan Lee is responsible for the creation of a large chunk of Marvel’s most iconic superheroes, including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, the X-Men, and Black Panther. He also co-created characters such as Ant-Man, Iron Man, and Thor with writer Larry Lieber.