Stan Lee visits Hawaii State Capitol flanked by superheroes, obviously

HAWAII (KHON) — To say Stan Lee travels with an entourage would be an understatement.

The creator of Marvel Comics is considered a comic book legend, having introduced the world to Spider-Man, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Thor, The Hulk, Captain America, The Avengers and much more.

So it was only appropriate that the 92-year-old be surrounded by colorful characters while meeting Hawaii’s governor. HAWAII (KHON) –To say Stan Lee travels with an entourage would be an understatement.

“Doing these comics during my life has not been work. It’s been like I was playing. Nothing can be more fun than making up characters and writing about them and then giving what you write to the best artist you could find, and having them bring it to life in artwork,” Lee said. “I get the credit, they do all the work. It’s a great arrangement.”

The characters were actually participants in the Amazing Hawaii Comic Con, of which Lee is a featured guest.

Gov. David Ige is also a fan. He proclaimed Friday, Sept. 18, “Stan Lee Day” in Hawaii “for creating characters which we have grown up to love and enjoy and aspire to. Excelsior!”

“The last time I was in Hawaii, I couldn’t remember it. I was told it was 20 years ago and I loved it so, and it’s such a pleasure to be back here again,” Lee said. “You people are all so hospitable and kind and you’re so lucky to have a great governor like this, even if he didn’t close the schools for me.”

The Amazing Hawaii Comic Con takes place Sept. 18-20 at the Hawaii Convention Center. 
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