Stan Lee promises to communicate with fans more

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee has officially returned to Twitter after a month-long absence, telling fans that he wants to "start reaching out again".

In a new clip shared to social media on Thursday (July 12), Stan addressed his followers, saying: "I hope you've haven't forgotten me. You better not have forgotten me.

"It's been a while since I've done a soapbox. It's taken me a while to get used to being 79-years-old. I found 78 – that was easy."

Promising that the relationship he has with fans will not stop, Stan continued: "I figured no sacrifice is too great for my fans, so I want to start reaching out again. We've been together for so many generations, I don't want that to stop.

"I don't consider you as fans, I consider you as close, close friends. I'd like to feel that you consider me in the same way. You're my friend, I'm your friend."

He added: "We're not going to let anything come between that arrangement," before confirming that a "new series of videos" would soon be on its way.

"I'm back again with new energy," he promised, before signing off with his legendary catchphrase, "Excelsior!"

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Last month, it was revealed that the comics supremo was joining forces with fellow cult hero Mark Hamill for a new animated show.

The pair are collaborating on Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest, the next season of Disney XD's animated Avengers series which is due to air later this year on Disney XD.