The L.A. Times has the scoop on a deal that’ll be formally announced at the New York Comic Con — Virgin Comics is teaming with Stan Lee to create a line of superhero comics. The Times reports:
The new venture will have Lee as the editor overseeing a line of superhero comics that will launch next year with a tentpole title he is writing himself. That project — the title of which remains under wraps — will center on a superhero team that sounds similar to his classic work on the Avengers at Marvel. (Lee ended his exclusive relationship with Marvel in the 1990s but still has ties to the company and even has cameo roles in the upcoming Marvel films “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk.”)
“It will be a team of 10 heroes and they will be dealing with personality conflicts, personal problems and chemistry within the team,” Lee said in an interview this week. “I’m going to get started working on it right away and I’m very excited about doing something that will be fresh and breaking new ground. I can’t give away the details or the names yet, but I have some exciting things in mind.”
It’s been a good week for Stan Lee; on Thursday he received the New York Comics Legend award, and on Wednesday, it was announced he was helping to launch a series of animated films. Virgin’s New York Comic Con experience hasn’t been too bad either; they announced Friday that Grant Morrison was creating an online animated series for them.