- Posted by Johanna on March 2, 2010 at 2:57 pm
- Category: Comic News
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 roll-out.
So, what does “presenting” mean, exactly? If other people are writing, does Stan provide the initial idea? Lend his name and nothing else? Review and approve the work? Nod in the direction of the books before they’re published?
It’s not even rare for Stan Lee to sell his name these days. Heck, Archie is doing a superhero series with him where he’s one of the characters. We’ll have to wait and see what the books actually look like and who the “A-list writers” are (and, presumably, there will be artists of some kind, too) in order to decide whether they’re comics worth reading.