Backstreet Boys Become Superheroes

New comic book based on pop singing group will be available online and at concerts beginning Feb. 19.

Teen-pop heartthrobs the Backstreet Boys will appear as superhero characters in a new comic book, "The Backstreet Project," which will be available for sale online and at the group's concerts beginning Feb. 19. The Boys' superhero personas also will appear in an animated online series beginning this summer at www.backstreetproject.com. The projects are the product of a partnership with Stan Lee Media, an online company launched by Marvel Comics mastermind Stan Lee, according to a statement from the company. Sales of the Backstreet Boys' most recent album, Millennium, helped make them the top-selling artists of 1999.