Media Release — Stan Lee talks directly to Comic Book Retailers about his three new ongoing superhero comic book series launching this fall from BOOM! Studios and POW! Entertainment.
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“Face front, true believers! It’s been a long time since I spoke directly to my friends in the comic book retail world, but I got to tell you, I have some very exciting news and I just felt I had to share it with you personally.
I’ve been thankful for over your years because you are the most important link between creators and our loyal readers.
So, that’s why I ‘m reaching out to you directly to ask you to try three great new ongoing books that we’re launching this fall.
You may have already heard, I’ve been working on some new super heroes with my pals over at BOOM! Studios. (I love that name.)
Now fan favorite Paul Cornell is writing SOLDIER ZERO, which ships in October. SOLDIER ZERO is a living alien weapon and he’s fused with an astronomer from Earth, and he quickly learns how to survive by being hunted by both worlds.
My pal Mark Waid is writing THE TRAVELER, now that launches in November. And THE TRAVELER has incredible powers over time, and you’ll be amazed as he learns the secret of his own past and his future!
Third, we have a talented newcomer Chris Roberson. He’s writing STARBORN, and STARBORN begins in December. He discovers he is a prince from an alien empire and the fate of our entire Galaxy hangs on his incredible destiny.
There’s action, there’s mystery, romance, and heroism! The stories and art, take it from me, they’re terrific, and this is an opportunity for you to introduce a whole new generation to the magic of superheroes.
But you got to join me—I can’t do it without you!
SOLDIER ZERO #1, currently available for Comic Book Retailers to order from Diamond Comic Distributors and Haven Distributors, is written by Paul Cornell (ACTION COMICS) with art by Javier Pina (SUPERMAN) and ships with seven covers, including A & B covers in a 50/50 split by Trevor Hairsine and Dave Johnson respectively, a 1-in-25 incentive by Phil Noto, 1-in-50 Undressed Trevor Hairsine Variant, 1-in-75 Undressed Dave Johnson Variant, 1-in-150 Undressed Phil Noto Variant and a special 1-in-300 Stan Lee signed variant cover with all new cover art by Kalman Andrasofszky. SOLDIER ZERO #1 carries a Diamond Code of AUG1008571 and is shipping this October.
THE TRAVELER #1 and STARBORN #1 will be available to order in September and October respectively with THE TRAVELER #1 shipping in November and STARBORN #1 shipping in Decemeber.
About POW! Entertainment
(Purveyors of Wonder) Entertainment, Inc. (Pinksheets: POWN) An advanced media and entertainment company, POW! was founded by Stan Lee together with award winning producer Gill Champion and intellectual property attorney Arthur Lieberman, Esq. to create, produce and license original intellectual properties. POW! specializes in franchises for the entertainment industry, including animation and live-action feature films, plus television, DVDs, video games, merchandising and related ancillary markets, all of which contribute to global expansion.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) 2009 “Best Publisher” of the year, generates a wide-ranging catalog of multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated comic books and graphic novels featuring some of the industry’s top talent, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, 20th Century Fox’s 28 DAYS LATER and DIE HARD, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. This fall sees BOOM! teaming up with the legendary Stan Lee, creator of Marvel Comics’ characters Spider-Man, The Hulk, and The X-Men for a line of original superhero series, the legend’s first new superhero creations in nearly 20 years. BOOM!’s youth imprint, BOOM Kids!, is an undisputed industry leader publishing Disney/Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.