The world is very much still mourning the late Stan Lee, though his legacy carries on through the decades of creative work he left behind. Even after his death, there’s still more to come. According to Entertainment Weekly, Audible is set to debut one of Lee’s final projects this summer; Lee’s voice even features in the project. Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light is an audio event that introduces a new superhero universe.
“Years in the making, Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light is one of the cultural icon’s final collaborations and returns him to his creative roots as he explores the complex relationship between humankind, science and technology,” Audible said in a statement.
Are you intrigued? Check out the official synopsis, via EW: “Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light introduces listeners to a mysterious young woman, Nia, whose fate is intertwined with a seemingly ordinary Midwestern teenager, Cameron Ackerson, whose quest for YouTube stardom takes him to the heart of the Great Lakes Triangle, where he is imbued with the power to ‘see’ and ‘hear’ a new reality. As Nia and Cameron’s relationship grows, they conspire to create a more righteous online universe, dishing out justice big and small, but wind up crossing a shadowy outfit called OPTIC, which goes after them for its own nefarious purposes. Meanwhile, a threat of galactic proportions emerges, imperiling humanity’s very existence by harnessing our individual desire to connect as the very means to destroy us.”
Lee introduces the series in the teaser trailer, below.

EW reports that Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light is co-written by Lee and Kat Rosenfield (Amelia Anne Is Dead and Gone) and co-created by Luke Lieberman and Ryan Silbert. The project will continue to move forward in Stan’s memory.
“Stan had the uncanny ability to see around the corner and recognize the cultural moment, then create story and characters that beg the deeper questions,” Lieberman and Silbert said in a statement. “Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Lightfollows in this tradition. As his cocreators and, most importantly, his fans, we can’t wait for other fans to discover this world on Audible.”
Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light premieres June 27 on Audible; you can pre-order now.