Genius Brands International has announced what they describe as a partnership with the late Stan Lee’s former company POW! Entertainment for a new joint venture that is framed as the Hollywood “Holy Grail” – with “over 100, original, heretofore unexploited properties” created by the Marvel legend, with names like Tomorrow Men, Stringbean, Black Fury, and Virus.
The two companies (and Lee, before his passing) have had a long partnership leading up to this newly-announced venture, beginning in 2003 with an animated series called Stan Lee’s Secret Super Six. Other projects have included the Stan Lee Comics line with Archie Comics and the upcoming animated series Superhero Kindergarten.
According to Genius Brands, Stan Lee Universe aims to “develop and license approximately seven properties per year” from this collection of Lee’s non-Marvel work.