Stan Lee, the legendary creator of Spider-Man™, The Incredible Hulk™, X-Men™,The Avengers™, Iron Man™, amongst hundreds of others, has created an original new comic book titled NITRON, along with Keya Morgan and Michael Benaroya, and through Benaroya Pictures they are developing and producing a transmedia franchise around the new comic book that will see it brought to life through feature films, TV and online/digital platforms.
Details of the comic book are being closely guarded but this new Stan Lee original creation is said to revolve around a highly intelligent and advanced species of Nitronian’s who covertly live amongst us here on modern day Earth.
The comic book will serve as the source material for film, TV and digital adaptations produced by Benaroya Pictures. The company has secured an initial $50 million fund to finance the development and production of NITRON projects across multiple platforms. Benaroya is an anchor investor in the fund along with private equity sources.
Michael Benaroya, Stan Lee and Keya Morgan have written and will be producers on all NITRON content.
NITRON the comic book is being published by Benaroya Publishing, a subsidiary of Benaroya Pictures. Founded in 2009, Benaroya Publishing is a comic book and graphic novel production company dedicated to compelling storytelling and bringing fresh new ideas, and uniquely told stories to the comics literary world. The company is based in Los Angeles and launched its debut titles under the Image Comics label.
NITRON #1 will hit comic shops and digital devices in January 2017. Subsequent issues will come out on a monthly basis.
“It’s a pleasure to partner with Michael Benaroya and Keya Morgan on NITRON,” said Lee.“I am excited for everyone to explore the amazing world of NITRON with us.”