BOOM! Studios and POW! Entertainment announced today that STAN LEE'S STARBORN #1 is available to pre-order from your local comic cook retailer. Debuting this December, STAN LEE'S STARBORN is a new ongoing series written by iZOMBIE's Chris Roberson and drawn by SPIDER-MAN's Khary Randolph.
STAN LEE'S STARBORN tells the story of a regular guy who discovers he's the heir to an intergalactic empire, putting him at the center of a war between five alien races.
"This powerhouse team-up of acclaimed sci-fi writer Chris Roberson and comic book visionary Stan Lee make STARBORN a thrilling space epic like nothing before seen in comics! Fans can't imagine the surprises STARBORN has in store." said BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher. "Combine the already sensational writing with the kinetic art of Khary Randolph you've got a story that moves worlds! Fans need to be sure to demand this book."
"Stan Lee, Chris Roberson and Khary Randolph build a universe and mythos so rich it can barely be contained in one series!" Says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. "This book explodes with pulse-pounding action, superb suspense and heart-wrenching drama that could only be brought by a mega collaboration like Lee, Roberson & Randolph!"
The December release of STAN LEE'S STARBORN #1 will mark the third of three titles debuting from Stan Lee and BOOM! Studios with STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO #1 hitting store shelves in October and STAN LEE'S THE TRAVELER #1 shipping this November. All three titles were announced by Stan Lee during a press conference at Comic-Con International this past summer.
Premiering in October is STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO. This ongoing series, written by DOCTOR WHO and ACTION COMICS scribe Paul Cornell with art by SUPERMAN artist Javier Pina, tells the story of a wheelchair-bound astronomy teacher who finds himself in a freak accident that bonds him with an alien weapon of war.
Hitting shelves this November is STAN LEE'S THE TRAVELER. This series, written by Eisner and Harvey Award-nominee Mark Waid (IRREDEEMABLE, KINGDOM COME) with art by AMAZING SPIDER-MAN artist Chad Hardin, features a mysterious new superhero with time-traveling powers battling the Split-Second Men, super-powered assassins from the future. THE TRAVELER ships this November.
The revelation this past March of Stan Lee presenting this series of three superhero titles at BOOM! followed on the heels of a viral marketing campaign announcing “Stan’s Back” that hit the internet in late February. The L.A. Times’ Hero Complex & L.A. Times’ Brand-X also got in on the action, running the “Stan’s Back” campaign in print and on their respective websites. All the banner ads linked back to www.stansback.com, a site which had only the “Stan’s Back” logo and nothing else disclosing additional information.
For one week, the internet was in a frenzy, with comic fans everywhere trying to figure out what the “Stan’s Back” teaser campaign meant. This culminated with the announcement that Stan Lee is back, this time at BOOM! Studios, creating a line of three new superheroes.
Fans then had to wait until the press conference at Comic-Con International this summer for POW! Entertainment and BOOM! Studios to reveal the characters, series and creative teams for the three superhero titles. Attended by Stan Lee, Paul Cornell, Mark Waid, Chris Roberson and BOOM! Studios Publisher Ross Richie, the announcement garnered press from all over the world including news outlets like CNN, Wired and covered extensively by one of the biggest news sites in China and all over the globe.
STAN LEE'S STARBORN #1 solicitation appears in this months' issue of Diamond Previews letting fans know about this not-to-be missed publishing event of the year.