March 2nd, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA –
POW! Entertainment and BOOM! Studios announced a deal has been struck
that will see the production of a series of three superhero titles
presented by Stan Lee. These series will premiere from BOOM! Studios
later this year.
BOOM!’s Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid,
creator of BOOM!’s runaway hit series IRREDEEMABLE and its smash sister
book INCORRUPTIBLE, will be writing one of the series. Two other series
will follow, featuring A-list writers as a part of the creative team.
Further announcements will clarify the teams and the timing for the
This past December, POW! announced that Walt Disney Studios
had entered into a first-look deal with POW! and currently has a number
of projects in development where it is working closely with the
The revelation of Stan Lee’s presenting a series of three superhero titles at BOOM! follows on the heels of a viral marketing campaign announcing "Stan’s Back" that hit the internet early last week. Across major comic book news sites
and blogs last week, ads appeared teasing "Stan’s Back." The L.A.
Times’ Hero Complex & L.A. Times’ Brand-X also got in on the
action, running the "Stan’s Back" campaign in print and on their
respective website. All the banner ads linked back to www.stansback.com, a site which had only the "Stan’s Back" logo and nothing else disclosing additional information.
For one week, the internet was in a
frenzy with comic fans everywhere trying to figure out what could the
"Stan’s Back" teaser campaign mean. Today it has finally been revealed
– Stan Lee is back, presenting a comic book series for the Direct Market comic specialty market that Lee was instrumental in fostering.
POW! Entertainment and BOOM! Studios had no further details at this time. More forthcoming.
(Purveyors of Wonder) Entertainment, Inc. (Pinksheets: POWN) An
advanced media and entertainment company, POW! was founded by Stan Lee
together with award winning producer Gill Champion and intellectual property attorney Arthur Lieberman, Esq. to create, produce and license original intellectual properties. POW! specializes in franchises for the entertainment industry, including animation and live-action feature films,
plus television, DVDs, video games, merchandising and related ancillary
markets, all of which contribute to global expansion.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com)
is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects
across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s
biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF
ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark
Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM!’s children publishing imprint BOOM
Kids! publishes titles such as Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY
STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES. The "lit comix"-oriented BOOM! Town imprint was launched this year with upcoming trading cards from underground comix artist R. Crumb. In 2010, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.
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Posted originally: 2010-03-02 08:43:50