Just in time for their Comic-Con panel on Thursday, Vuguru and POW! Entertainment took the wraps off the programming for their YouTube channel, Stan Lee’s World of Heroes.
Fans in San Diego for the event can expect the participants to be Mark Hamill, Adrianne Curry, Peter David, Jace Hall, Bonnie Burton and America Young, all of whom are featured on the channel. Full details are posted below.
Lee’s larger-than-life persona permeates the channel’s programming like a geek’s lighthouse beacon. The shows are both scripted and unscripted, thematically tied together by Lee’s sense of humor and an awareness of pop culture’s abiding love for comic art, stories and sensibilities.
The channel is a “great extension of our company’s exciting, ever-growing lineup of franchises,” said Stan Lee, chairman and co-founder of POW! Entertainment. “To unveil fun, scripted and unscripted shows around new characters that fans globally can enjoy, converse with and participate in everyday has been such a reward for me.”
Scott Nocas, head of Distribution and Marketing at Vuguru, added: “Stan Lee is a master story teller who has created iconic characters loved by people of all ages. We are excited to offer a new way for Stan to connect directly with fans, create new stories and characters and inspire a new generation of creators.”
Stan Lee’s World of Heroes – http://www.youtube.com/worldofheroes
Vuguru – press release
Stan Lee‘s World of Heroes programming schedule includes:
Stan Lee‘s Super.Model (scripted action comedy)
From the mind of Stan Lee, two aspiring models Bree and Sera and blogger friend Lizzie, are accidentally exposed to a mysterious serum that grants them super powers. Their newfound powers wreak havoc on their quest to become top models and pull them into a world of danger and intrigue. From Executive Producer Heath Corson (Aim High) and writer Taryn O’Neill (BlackBoxTV).
Head Cases (scripted comedy)
You know those classic superhero battles where good and evil clash in epic fashion? This isn’t one of those. Set at the local bar frequented by super powered heroes and villains, the comedy Head Cases is what happens before, after, and in between those battles. From the minds of Eisner Award winner Peter David (Babylon 5, Ben 10, The Incredible Hulk) and Producer David M. Uslan.
Bad Days (animated parody)
From Junaid Chundrigar, the creator of the animated viral sensation Disassembled, Bad Days shows us heroes and villains on their worst days. Whether Green Lantern is wasting time with an emerald Yo-Yo or Batman has locked himself out of the Bat-Mobile, Bad Days lets us laugh at epic super failure.
FanWars (courtroom reality)
Ever wonder who would do better with the ladies, Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne? How about who is the most intelligent Super Villain of all time? FanWars gives opinionated fans a chance to go toe to toe on the most pressing issues in the World of Heroes. Producer and host Jace Hall (The Jace Hall Show, V, The Morning After) and his panel of celebrity experts pit fan against fan as they debate topics from the realms of comic books, superheroes, science fiction and more.
Stan Lee‘s Academy of Heroes (makeover reality)
From Emmy Award winning producer Jon Kroll (Amazing Race, Blade), Stan Lee‘s Academy of Heroes takes real life aspiring heroes from all over the country and gives them the mentoring and training they need to take their fight for good to the next level. The nuts and bolts training includes financial planning, public relations, and of course the Zen of heroism from Stan himself.
Stan’s Rants (opinion)
The spirit of the classic Stan’s Soap Box comic column is finally back in Stan’s Rants, which explores the complex inner workings of the brilliantly unique mind of Stan Lee. From behind his desk, Stan, tongue firmly in cheek, explains his thoughts on pop culture, upcoming films, the general state of the world and more, in this weekly series.