Although Stan The Man Lee has been missing a few appearances of late—we’re told due to the flu—he was well enough to appear at an event this weekend to mark the launch of his Stan Lee Kids Universe Line of comics. This is not only welcome proof that The Man is still alive and kicking, but a super rare coming to fruition of one of the Many Pacts of Stan Lee.
The Kids UNiverse is produced in conjunction with 1821 Productions and thus far includes two titles: the very promising sounding KITTENS VS MONSTERS by Dani Jones and a game for the ioS platform called GOOBEEZ: PIRATE ADVENTURE.
The STKU event was held at Giggles N’ Hugs in Century City, and was hosted by actress Jamie Pressley. Events included a reading from Stan, a face painting competition, and a variety of arts and crafts games. Hope everyone used lots of hand sanitizer!
MONSTERS VS. KITTENS by Dani Jones is available both in hard cover and soft cover editions. A Digital e-book edition is also available on iBooks and Kindle. An audio/visual digital copy of Stan Lee reading the book to kids is available from A Story Before Bed (www.astorybeforebed.com/stanleeskidsu)
GOOBEEZ: PIRATE ADVENTURE follows Peg Leg Mcgee and his band of pirates land on Goobeez Island looking for lost treasure, but instead they find the mythical Goobeez who inhabit the island. The pirates kidnap Goobeez and have taken them to their ship, the mission is to save the Goobeez and help them escape the pirate ship and get them back to land. GOOBEEZ: PIRATE ADVENTURE is available for download now on iTunes.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.