LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Stan Lee, the former
Marvel Comics mastermind, and the Walt Disney Company are
looking to a time machine to take them to the future of comic
Together they're launching "Time Jumper," a franchise
featuring a cell phone that makes it possible to go back in
history, as a digital comic book that will play out on multiple
platforms. Lee's POW! Entertainment will also see an extension
to the first-look deal it signed with Disney in June 2007,
covering all media.
"I am honored to be in association with Disney, not only
through the extension of our original deal, but also in
breaking ground by creating a new superhero," said Lee, who on
Friday will tout "Jumper" at Comic-Con, the annual
comics-related event in San Diego.
The franchise will be brought to life through collaboration
by several Disney divisions, including home entertainment,
online and publishing.
"Jumper" is the latest high-profile example of the trend in
digital comics, which activate the traditionally static
panel-based art with moving graphics. Warner Bros. recently
released "Mad Love," an online companion to the film "The Dark
Knight"; in August, MTV Networks will unveil "Invincible," an
adaptation of the Image Comics title.