EXCLUSIVE: Kartoon Studios Taps Legible for Publication and Distribution of Stan Lee Comics

Kartoon Studios, Inc TOON, the controlling partner of “Stan Lee Universe, LLC,” today announced plans for the launch of STAN LEE COMICS, a line of digital and print comic books based on never-before-released stories and characters created by Stan Lee. 

What Happened? The Company is partnering with an online book streaming platform and leading multimedia publisher Legible Inc LEBGF to develop and distribute approximately 12 original comic book series, based on Stan Lee’s creations, across Legible’s broad publishing and reading platform, making them accessible to a global market.

Why Does It Matter? Recently Legible secured print and digital print rights to bring a selection of Kartoon Studios’ IP to life through multimedia-enriched eBooks featuring audio, video, animations, and print comic books. 

“We are celebrating Stan Lee’s 100th birthday this year and what better way to honor this true legend than to launch STAN LEE COMICS, with a logo envisioned by Stan himself, and bring his never-before-seen creations to life through this series of new digital and print comic books,” stated Jon Ollwerther, Kartoon Studios Executive Vice President of Business Development. “With the never-before-seen comics, Stan also left us his unique editorial page as well, Yakkin’ with Stan, which will highlight each comic. Not unlike Stan’s Soapbox, which graced every Marvel Comic, Yakkin’ with Stan will speak to all the ‘True Believers,’ leaving Stan’s unique take on everything from superheroes to world affairs, and of course ending in his signature, “EXCELSIOR!”

Price Action: TOON shares closed higher by 0.52% at $1.95 on Monday.

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