February 18, 2016 5:54 pm

After next visit, Stan Lee won’t be coming to Canada again

Stan Lee signs autographs for fans at the world premiere of Marvel's 'Ant-Man' at The Dolby Theatre on June 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

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Comic legend Stan Lee, the face of Marvel Comics, who’s a staple at comic-book conventions and fan expos, has announced when his last trip to Canada will be.

Lee, 93, claims he’s getting too old for the multiple trips across the border, and his planned visit to Fan Expo Canada for Sept. 1 – 4, 2016 will be his final sojourn to Canada.

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“Well, I can’t run the marathon and win the way I used to,” said Lee to the Toronto Sun. “It’s so pleasant to go somewhere where people like you and want to hear what you have to say. It’s very flattering. But I’m 93 years old. I don’t know how much longer I’ll be able to do it. I want to make this one big event.”

After assuring the interviewer that he’s in good health, Lee made it clear that he wants this last trip to be something special.

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“I want to make it dramatic and not just another visit,” he said. “If it’s my last one, it means something.”

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