Stan Lee co-created almost all of the main Marvel heroes and villains over fifty years ago, including iconic characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, The X-Men, the Hulk, and the Avengers… just to name a few. Although he has long since stopped writing or editing comics at Marvel (despite all those Marvel Studios movie cameos he makes) that doesn’t mean he’s stopped creating, even at 93 years young.
Now Stan “the Man” has created a new, original comic book titled Nitron, along with Keya Morgan and Michael Benaroya. Through Benaroya Pictures, they are developing and producing a franchise around the new comic book that will see it brought to life through various forms of media, including movies, TV and online/digital platforms.
So what is Nitron about? Well, not too many details were revealed in the big announcement, but the new comic is said to revolve around “a highly intelligent and advanced species of Nitronians who covertly live amongst us here on modern day Earth.” According to the official press release, Nitron will be a six-volume series of 6 x 9–inch full-color trade paperbacks priced at $5.00 each.
The first issue will hit comic shops and digital comics devices in January 2017, and then subsequent issues will come out on a monthly basis. In a statement, Stan Lee said “It’s a pleasure to partner with Michael Benaroya and Keya Morgan on Nitron. I am excited for everyone to explore the amazing world of Nitron with us.”
Added Michael Benaroya, “without giving too much away, I can say that Stan has created an intricate story and mythology with characters that are unconventional yet relatable. Overall, I think Stan’s Nitron concept is fun and is new and this makes it a very exciting venture for Benaroya Pictures.”
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Check out the time we talked to Stan Lee at the premiere of Civil War:
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