Virgin Comics draws on Lee

Graser, Marc
April 2008
Daily Variety;4/22/2008, Vol. 299 Issue 12, p3
Trade Publication
The article reports on the deal signed by Stan Lee with comic book company Virgin Comics LLC in the U.S. It states that under the agreement, Lee will write and edit 10 comicbook superheroes. Virgin Comics announces that the superheroes will be integrated in animated short movies which will be launched in the Internet. It also plans to engage into partnership with filmmakers for the production of movies based on the comicbooks.


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