Comics writer/editor Stan Lee has been a signature part of comics since the rise of the "Marvel Age" in the 1960s and on through to today with cameos in various Marvel movies. But one place you won't be seeing him this year is Comic-Con International: San Diego. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the 92-year old New Yorker has bowed out of his planned appearances at the signature comic event this year at the last minute due to laryngitis.
"Unfortunately Stan Lee has lost his voice due to laryngitis and is unable to attend this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and has regrettably had to cancel his appearances," said an unnamed spokesperson of Lee's in THR's report. "Stan is otherwise well and in good health, though he is disappointed to miss the event and wishes everyone a great time."
THR said that Lee's last public appearance was at the London Film & Toy convention on July 13. Lee is announced as a special guest of the Alamo City Comic-Con in September, as well as his own convention, Stan Lee's Comikaze, in October. Besides that, fans can see Lee next Friday as he's advertised to have a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy.