According to Toonzone.com on Jan. 2, Marvel Comics writer Peter David suffered a stroke while vacationing with his family in Florida. The writer of comics such as "The Incredible Hulk" and "Young Justice" is making progress towards a recovery.
According to David's wife, the stroke was a small stroke. The family was at Disney Hollywood Studios when David began to complain about a headache and blurry vision. They returned to their hotel, where he continued working on his next novel. His speech began to slur and his face began to droop that night. The next morning, he couldn't move his right leg and she rushed him to the hospital.
She said that, while things will never go back to the way they once were, they can train David's brain to work around it. She said he is more alert now and is making the hospital staff laugh. Now, the family is preparing for New Years in a way they never imagined.
David, 56, notably finished an amazing 12-year run on "The Incredible Hulk" where he often featured the fan favorite Grey Hulk. After making his name on Hulk, David became a successful free agent, working with Marvel on "Wolverine" and "X-Factor" as well as DC Comics on "Aquaman: The Atlantis Chronicles." Most recently, David worked on a "Ben 10" manga and an original graphic novel to promote the DVD release of "The Avengers."
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Shawn S. Lealos is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, the professional film critics’ organization of Oklahoma. He is also working on a book about the Stephen King dollar babies called “Dollar Deal.” To read more of his writing, visit shawnlealos.net.