Stan Lee and POW! Entertainment have announced the release of Stan Lee’s Work Force, a new online comic starring none other than Stan Lee himself.
As first reported by Deadline, Lee and POW! Entertainment will debut Stan Lee’s Work Force tomorrow, July 17, at www.therealstanlee.com, with new chapters released every Tuesday and Thursday. Details are scarce, but the trailer seems to indicate a motion comic voiced by Lee.
Following the day-in-the-life of “writer, creator, movie star,” and now “boss” Stan Lee, Work Force chronicles the comic adventures of the comics legend and his team of super-powered office mates, as they battle adversaries ranging from interdimensional monsters to sentient copy machines.
The comic was announced a week to the day after Stan Lee dismissed his $1 billion lawsuit against POW! Entertainment, and five days after Lee and POW! issued a statement regarding the ownership of his social media accounts.
Today’s news is a much-needed break from what has been an increasingly strange and tumultuous year for the 95-year-old comics creator. His wife of 70 years passed away in December, and shortly thereafter, allegations of elder abuse were lodged against Lee’s caretakers, including his own daughter – claims which Lee quickly denied. Lee has since filed a restraining order against his business manager. He's also claimed that his blood had been stolen and mixed into the ink for several collectible comics at Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Treasure Island.
Stan Lee’s Work Force will debut tomorrow, Tuesday, July 17, with new chapters dropping twice each week.