"I'm Stan Lee. I've been writing stories for the young generation for the past 30 years," he says. "During this time, I think I've learned a lot about what young people thing. More important, I think I've learned a lot about what young people are."

"I cannot tell you how much I love my fans," Lee says in a recent interview posted on his Twitter page on Wednesday. "Sometimes at night, I'm sitting here and I'm thinking, 'Ah what's it all about?' And then I get a letter from a fan or I read something or I see something or I remember something, and I realize it's so lucky to have fans, fans who really care about you. And that's the reason I care so much about the fansóbecause they just, they make me feel so great."

"And there's something, if you think about it, that is wonderful about somebody caring about you as I care about them, whom you've never met, who may live in another part of the world. But they care and you have something in common and occasionally, you contact each other," he said. "This business of fans, I think, is terrific and I love them all."