If you tried to keep up with the myriad of announcements coming from the New York Comic Con, you might have missed the announcement that Stan Lee is forming a new partnership with Virgin Comics.
â€œWhat a dream assignment!â€ enthused the always-ebullient Lee. â€œI canâ€™t wait to start pitting my newest, most exciting superheroes against comicdomâ€™s most powerful, diabolical super villains and then have the fun of tossing them into far-out, thrill-a-minute adventures to challenge the readersâ€™ imagination! And who better to share in the fun, creating wondrous new worlds without limit, than the incredibly talented and dedicated guys at Virgin Comics!â€
Stan will be responsible for creating a new superhero universe for the company centered around ten superheroes with various backgrounds and origins. As expected, the team will evolve, have conflicts between themselves and others, and we’ll get to see the abuse of power – something I wish more comic companies would explore.
â€œStan Lee is unquestionably one of history’s greatest story-tellers. To collaborate with him, and have him guide and nurture artists and writers through Virgin Comics will be one of the legacies of this company. As the head of all things creative at the company, I bow down in reverence!â€ added Virgin Comicsâ€™ Chief Creative Officer, Gotham Chopra.
We’ll get to see Stan’s take on a new superhero universe in 2009 as a series of ten graphic novels, and online animated shorts.