Legible Secures Rights to ‘Stan Lee’s Work Force’ in Kartoon Studios Deal

Online novel featuring Lee managing a team of superheroes will also be in print.
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September 11, 2023

‘Stan Lee’s Work Force,’ Legible, Kartoon Studios
‘Stan Lee’s Work Force’Legible, Kartoon Studios

Legible has announced it has been selected by Kartoon Studios to publish and distribute in web and print “Stan Lee’s Work Force,” created by

Stan Lee

himself, the co-creator of “


,” “

The Avengers

,” “


” and many other blockbuster franchises.

“Legible is a consummate partner to Kartoon Studios and, as the publisher of Stan Lee Comics Legible, already has deep knowledge of Stan Lee and his catalog,” says Jon Ollwerther, executive vice president, business development, Kartoon Studios. “They were the obvious choice to bring ‘Stan Lee’s Work Force’ to readers around the world.”

The news follows the recent announcement that Stan Lee Universe (a joint venture between Kartoon Studios and POW!) selected Legible as a leading online e-book streaming platform and multimedia publisher to develop and distribute approximately 12 original comic book series based on never-before-seen Lee creations. Legible subsequently appointed Lee colleagues and aficionados, Michael Uslan, executive producer,

“Batman,” and son, David Uslan, as strategic advisors.

“Legible is the perfect partner for this creative digital innovation and will bring so much entertainment to existing and new Stan Lee fans worldwide,” says Michael Uslan. “Stan would have been so excited about this project as we amplify and grow his remarkable legacy to include a whole new generation.”

“We are honored and thrilled to become the exclusive global publisher and distributor for this high-profile project,” says Kaleeg Hainsworth, chief executive officer, Legible. “Legible is emerging as a major new publisher with high-value content. Stan Lee co-created unforgettable characters that are globally loved, and we look forward to making his extraordinary work accessible to fans new and old around the world by delivering next-generation multimedia enriched reading experiences.”

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