J Scott Campbell and Neal Adams cite concern over Stan Lee

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The world's most famous creator of comic book heroes Stan Lee is no spring chicken.  He finds himself in a position where people are questioning his care.

There was a recent video of Stan Lee on TMZ where Stan says he has pneumonia and is staying in his home.

Adding to the worries about it are the separation between Stan and his longtime friend Max Anderson.

Update: This Daily Beast Article contains new info on ongoing saga
Here is more on the potentially negative cast of characters that seem to be swooping in around Stan and his daughter JC from the DailyBeast.

Included in the article are mentions of 300k being funneled out of his accounts for a questionable loan, a purchase of a nearly million dollar condo, and setting up of a questionable business that is disguised as a charity.

Other worries cited by Comic Insiders:

Per Neal Adams

Can somebody tell me what’s going on with Stan Lee? 
Max Anderson has taken care of Stan Lee like a mother all through his senior years. Some people don’t like Max because Max protects Stan just like a mother, but that’s his job. Some people don’t like that Stan treats Max well financially and so Max has money. Well, dammit folks, Max is supposed to have money. That’s Stan Lee’s decision.
Somebody is keeping Max from Stan and I know Stan must be the worse for it and so I’m worried very much for Stan Lee. I wasn’t worried when Max took care of him. So what the hell is going on?

Per J Scott Campbell
I wanted to strongly echo the words Neal Adams expressed regarding his concern about Stan Lee’s wellbeing, and this bizarre smear campaign against his friend and manager of the past years Max Anderson, apparently instigated by these new mysterious “caretakers” of his. I’ve known Max for years and I completely agree with Neal, Max always looked after Stan and his wife Joan like the doting son they never had. He adores Stan and Stan adores Max.

Besides almost single-handedly architecting Stan’s tremendous financial turnaround this past decade through aggressively negotiating appearances all around the world, I happen to have personal knowledge that Max has also quietly looked after him by accompanying him to the sets for all his cameos in the Marvel films, regularly took him to his medical appointments, would often just visit Stan when he’d get lonely, the list goes on and on. In fact, Max and Stan have been very visible and regularly in public together for a decade, practically inseparable.

Forcibly cutting Max out of Stan’s life, and so soon after his wife Joanie has passed seems particularly cruel to the both of them and has caused a lot of us in our industry to talk, much of it about our collective concern about the mystery of who exactly is taking care of Stan now and why is he being kept out of sight and in his home, especially given these reports that he’s been battling pneumonia. I mean, think about it, instead of being taken to a hospital, this ill 95-year-old man is being kept hidden away in his house, the only glimpse of him filmed for exploitive TMZ videos?

Max took much better care of Stan than this. I have great concern for Stan and I do hope more in our industry start speaking up, start asking more questions and start shining more of a bright light on this situation to find out what’s exactly going on here before it’s too late.

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