Stan Lee‘s World of Heroes YouTube channel has been a definite success, attracting over 122,000 subscribers and more than 7.2 video views since its inception nine months ago. The success of the YouTube Original Channel has led Lee to overhaul his digital presence, and one part of that plan is a new World of Heroes web series, Chatroom of Solitude, with The Guild director Sean Becker at the helm and Guild scribe Jeff Lewis taking care of the writing. Felicia Day is included in the cast, making Chatroom of Solitude a mini-Guild reunion.
Chatroom of Solitude features Day as one of five supervillains, all of whom converse via Google Hangout and menace each other with their evil plans. The series feels like a mix between two of Day’s popular credits. Dr. Horrible‘s Evil League of Evil band of super villians with the Google+ camaraderie and technology of Geek and Sundry’s Vaginal Fantasy.
Chatroom of Solitude has enough laughs and star power – Phil LaMarr, Colin Ferguson, Carolyn Hennesy, and Matt Knudsen are also included in the 20+-person ensemble cast - to serve as another hit for World of Heroes, which previously saw hundreds of thousands of views per episode for the Marvel-based Bad Days comedy.
Lee also worked to redesign his website with the help of digital marketing agency Tenthwave. The site, which serves as the homepage for Lee’s POW! Entertainment company, now features a much snazzier look. The comics legend spoke of the recent changes:
“After working with the great team at Tenthwave to re-design and expand TheRealStanLee.com, I am more than thrilled to finally unveil this new ‘superhero of a website’ that’s sure to bring me closer to my brigadiers and vice versa. I have big plans for 2013 and can’t wait to share the news of upcoming projects, films and comics exclusively on this site to subscribers and true believers first. It’s been a joy to be so connected with fans online and there’s certainly more to come. Welcome to my new home. Excelsior!”
At 90 years of age, Lee is as popular as he’s ever been, and it doesn’t sound like he’s slowing down any time soon. Excelsior, indeed.