STAN LEE’S COSMIC CRUSADERS is the latest and most exciting creation from the iconic creator, Stan Lee.
A co-production between Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, Genius Brands, and The Hollywood Reporter, STAN LEE’S THE COSMIC CRUSADERS is an adult animated series appealing to 18 – 34-year-olds written by Fabian Nicieza (creator of Deadpool) based on a concept by Stan Lee, who will edit and voice himself as one of the series’ main characters. Iconic superstar comic artist Todd McFarlane is creating the series’ logo and illustrations. STAN LEE’S COSMIC CRUSADERS follows Stan Lee who, while having writers block trying to come up with a new comic book, meets seven aliens who have crash-landed in the U.S. Each of the aliens has superhero powers, however, each can only use their power in the context of their homeland. On the verge of being captured by ‘the men in white coats,’ Lee offers them sanctuary and convinces the white coat men that the aliens are actually superheroes, resulting in Lee’s intensive superhero immersion training, helping the aliens learn how to access and use their powers as superpowers on Earth.
The first four episodes of THE COSMIC CRUSADERS BY STAN LEE will premiere exclusively on The Hollywood Reporter.com with one episode airing each day during Comic-Con International starting on July 20, 2016. The webisodes will cliffhanger daily, and the first one will actually be in VR, produced by Legend VR, with ‘VR boxes’ to place on smart phones being given out at Comic-Con. STAN LEE’S THE COSMIC CRUSADERS is the first series to launch on THR.comand will be promoted through THR’s YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. After Comic Con, the animated series will then move to full distribution.
““I can’t wait to bestow upon the world one of our latest creations, ‘STAN LEE’S COSMIC CRUSADERS!” said Lee when talking about the new series. “And as if this wasn’t exciting enough, we’ve joined forces with the creative teams at The Hollywood Reporter and Andy Heyward and Genius Brands, so you can guarantee this will be an unforgettable event that you won’t want to miss!”
Stan Lee is a true industry icon, from his Marvel Superheroes like Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, X-Men, Hulk, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, to the latest characters in THE COSMIC CRUSADERS. He continues to stimulate our imaginations with characters and stories that are as indelible and relevant today as they were 75 years ago when he wrote his first comic book, and these limited edition, special hand painted cels, will become instant classics.