Saying that Stan “The Man” Lee is a comic book legend is doing a disservice to the man. He’s more than just a legend. Lee is the co-creator of many of the comic book superheroes that we know and love today. The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, The Fantastic Four and of course, my personal favorite… Spider-Man!
Ever since he began writing comics, Stan has been known for two things. First is probably his boisterous and friendly personality, but second (and probably more important) is Stan’s connection with his legion of fans. In the digital realm, Stan has held discourse via his Twitter account for the past several years. Now, “The Man” has launched his own website complete with forums and more at TheRealStanLee.com.
The website went live today but it officially gets a proper launch tomorrow when Stan is going to hold a live webcam interview to answer fan questions. See what I mean about Stan loving his fans? Anyway… the interview will be held at 4pm PT/7pm ET on TheRealStanLee.com.
Here’s the official press release on the event:
The original Comic Book Legend, Stan Lee, is bringing his creative universe into the digital realm beginning with the launch of TheRealStanLee.com, which kicks off officially with a live interview with the man himself at 4pm PT/7pm ET on February 8, 2012 on TheRealStanLee.com. Stan Lee is the legendary co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, the X-Men,the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and Thor, among others, and, at POW! Entertainment, he is currently working on much-anticipated new franchises including the Mighty Seven, The Annihilator and Chakra: The Invincible. Lee launches the interactive site in conjunction with receiving the Lifetime Achievement award on February 7 from the Visual Effects Society.
Created to offer VIP access into the life of Stan himself and the world of POW! Entertainment, the site will feature new content daily and provide a first-of-its-kind platform for comic book writers, artists and storytellers to share their ideas and collaborate too. TheRealStanLee.com will also be an extension of the highly anticipated YouTube channel in partnership with Michael Eisner’s Vuguru – Stan Lee’s World of Heroes – launching later this year.
Users will get to enter contests to meet Stan, go behind-the-scenes on his projects or events, learn about how he mastered the art of comic book heroes as well as communicate with Stan and other community members. TheRealStanLee.com is a fully functioning social network complete with user profiles, comments, direct messaging and photo albums.
STAN LEE KICKS OFF WITH A LIVE ONLINE INTERVIEW AND FAN Q&A – Stan kicks off the site with an exclusive live online interview hosted by NBC and G4TV’s Alison Haislip. Alison will ask Stan what inspires him today, what the site means to him as well as fielding top questions via Twitter. Be sure to tune into TheRealStanLee.com on February 8th 2012 at 7pmET/4pmPT. Any fans who have a burning questions for Stan the Man, should tweet using the #TheRealStanLee.
Stan Lee says “I am so thrilled with the launch of TheRealStanLee.com and to be able to effortlessly converse with my fans, aspiring writers and artists the world over everyday. EQAL has done a stellar job in launching a digital destination that invites audiences to keep up to date with my upcoming projects from comics, movies or video games, and to develop a community where they can share their own superhero creations.”
Miles Beckett, Co-Founder and CEO of EQAL says, “It’s truly humbling to have the opportunity to work with such an incredible talent. I can’t wait to see the engaging and vibrant community that will form around Stan Lee and his brand.” Continues Greg Goodfried, Co-Founder and President of EQAL, “The intersection of Stan Lee’s digital operations and his discovery and creation of the world of comic book characters and stories allows the past to meet the future as generations of fans can now have access to Mr. Lee, his deep archives and his upcoming projects including his YouTube Channel.”
So, prep your questions now and join in the fun tomorrow night to see what Stan has in store!