Stan Lee is taking his comic book icon status to the web, in the form of his first original comic web series Super Seven, which will debut in the fall. The project is a collaboration between Lee’s POW! Entertainment, Archie Comics and branded entertainment studio A Squared Entertainment.
In true multimedia spirit, Super Seven will touch almost all platforms frequented by comic book fans—print, online, on air and retail channels.
It’s the story about seven aliens who find themselves stranded on planet Earth after their spaceship crashes, only to be befriended by none other than Lee himself. Taking them under his care, Lee becomes their leader and enables them to resume their lives as superheroes on earth.
“Nothing is more exciting to me, as a writer, than creating a new type of story or introducing a new theme,” said Lee in the announcement. “Although I’ve briefly appeared in other comics, Super Seven is the first time that I’ll actually be a continuing character in a far-out, original superhero series.”
LA-based A Squared Entertainment which is run by Andy Heyward and Amy Moynihan Heyward, most recently rolled out two web series starring business icons Warren Buffett (Secret Millionaire’s Club), Martha Stewart (Martha and Friends) and supermodel Gisele Bündchen (Gisele & the Green Team).