Official Press Release
BOOM! Studios' all-time bestselling title STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO gets a change of "DnA" as Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning take over from Paul Cornell on scripting duties beginning with SOLDIER ZERO #5. Super hot writing duo Abnett and Lanning will pick up and run with Cornell's ongoing ideas and also inject plenty of their own.
"It was a lifelong ambition come true to work with Stan Lee, and I couldn't be happier that such talented writers as Dan and Andy will be taking over from me on SOLDIER ZERO," said Paul Cornell.
"Paul's simply a splendid fellow," said Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. "We are delighted to be following in his footsteps on STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO. Paul generously shared his plans and ideas for where he saw the story going, and they are, as you might expect, far too good not to keep, but we're also bringing lots of new stuff into the mix. SOLDIER ZERO fans will not be disappointed!"
Superstar fan-favorite writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning have collaborated on such bestselling titles like THE AUTHORITY for Wildstorm as well as the recent smash-hit IRON MAN/THOR limited series and NOVA for Marvel.
STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO tells the story of Stewart Trautmann, an Afghanistan war veteran turned university lecturer, who in a freak accident is fused with an alien weapon of war. Now he stands as Earth's first line of defense in an oncoming galactic conflict!
Debuting in October, STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO marked the first of three new ongoing superhero series from BOOM! Studios and Stan Lee and quickly became BOOM!'s bestselling single issue of all time. STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO was quickly followed by the time-bending epic STAN LEE'S THE TRAVELER, written by Mark Waid with art by Chad Hardin which shipped in November, causing a stir among comic fans everywhere. STAN LEE'S STARBORN, the third series from BOOM! and Stan Lee, written by Chris Roberson with art by Khary Randolph shipped earlier this month to universal wide-spread critical acclaim.
Shipping this February, SOLDIER ZERO #5 is written by Paul Cornell, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning with art by Javier Pina. The issue ships with A & B covers in a 50/50 split drawn by Trevor Hairsine and Kalman Andrasofszky respectively as well as a 1-in-10 incentive drawn by Hairsine. SOLDIER ZERO #5 carries a Diamond Code of DEC100824
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.
About POW! Entertainment
(Purveyors of Wonder) Entertainment, Inc.(Pinksheets: POWN) (www.powentertainment.com), an advanced media and entertainment company with a first-look deal with Disney that owns a 10% equity stake in POW!, was founded by world-famous comic book and motion picture icon Stan Lee, together with award-winning producer Gill Champion and intellectual property specialist Arthur Lieberman, Esq. POW!'s principals have extensive backgrounds in the entertainment industry encompassing the creation, production and licensing of original intellectual properties, including some of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. POW!, capitalizing on this combined expertise, specializes in franchises for the entertainment industry, including animation and live-action feature films, plus television, DVDs, transmedia, merchandising and related ancillary markets, all of which contribute to global expansion. POW! partners with other individuals and entities of entertainment's top echelon, including studios and networks, in the creation, licensing and distribution of new POW! character franchises. www.powentertainment.com