It's learned due to health issues Stan Lee will not be able to appear at the upcoming Big Apple Comic Con in NYC this weekend.
In Stan Lee's place, DC Comics co-publisher and artist Jim Lee has decided to step in and help out.
"Big Apple Comic Con has just been informed that due to health issues Stan Lee will no longer be appearing at the convention on either Saturday, March 11th or Sunday, March 12th," said a statement provided to Cosmic Book News. "Stan keeps to an amazing schedule and it seems to have taken its toll. We are terribly sorry for any inconvenience but the show must go on. We are going to have a tremendous weekend loaded with great guests, exhibitors and events. Let's all wish Stan well and party like you know he wants us to!"
DC's Jim Lee will be signing autographs to all Big Apple Comic Con attendees from 10:30am-1:30pm on Saturday, March 11th. An early admission ticket to Big Apple Comic Con will get you also get you a free autograph from Jim Lee.
Also set to be in attendance at this weekend's Big Apple Comic Con is Frank Miller (Sin City, 300), Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie), Jason David Frank (Power Rangers), Spencer Wilding (Darth Vader in Rogue One), and many other guests.
Attendees will also enjoy a host of panels, celebrity Q&A sessions, workshops, cosplay contests, an Intergalactic Cosplay Dance Party and super events for kids of every age and species.
Big Apple Comic Con will be this weekend, Saturday, March 11th to Sunday, March 12th at the Penn Plaza Pavilion in the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan, New York (right across from Madison Square Garden). The location is easily accessible by the 1, 2, 3, A, B, C, D, E, F, N, and R trains. Buy tickets online at bigapplecc.com.