Stan Lee showed up at the San Diego Comic-Con with more energy than it seems possible for an 87-year-old living legend to have—even one that's been bitten by a radioactive spider. And this year, he brought three new superheroes with him. Does any one of them have what it takes to be the next Spider-Man? You decide.
At a Boom! Studios press conference, Stan showed off the new heroes he created with his company Pow! Entertainment—Soldier Zero, The Traveler and Starborn.
Here's how the press release described the comics which will feature these new characters:
SOLDIER ZERO, written by DOCTOR WHO and ACTION COMICS scribe Paul Cornell with art by SUPERMAN artist Javier Pina, tells the story of a wheelchair-bound astronomy teacher who finds himself in a freak accident that bonds him with an alien weapon of war.
THE TRAVELER, written by Eisner Award-nominee and BOOM! Studios Chief Creative Officer Mark Waid with art by AMAZING SPIDER-MAN artist Chad Hardin, features a mysterious new superhero with time-traveling powers battling the Split-Second Men, super-powered assassins from the future.
STARBORN, written by iZOMBIE's Chris Roberson with art by THE X-MEN's Khary Randolph, tells the story of a regular guy who discovers he's the heir to an intergalactic empire, putting him the center of a war between five alien races.
What do you think? Does any one of these have the potential to rival Stan's great heroes?