At Comikaze Expo this weekend, Stan Lee revealed Verticus, a superhero video game for iOS.
Back in the sixties Stan Lee co-created most of the Marvel Universe. Since then, he's basically coasted on that fame and his personality, which is more than most of us will ever accomplish. That's why, despite not creating a successful project since the Nixon administration, fanboys and comics press still feel obligated to say "Oh look, Stan Lee is creating a new project!" whenever he announces his latest doomed venture.
In recent years, we've seen The Guardian Project, an attempt to mix superheroes with hockey players, which attracted the attention of nobody except for one crazed conspiracy theorist, a series of BOOM! Studios books that had a lot of hype for their first issues and then were never mentioned again, a reality TV show called Who Wants to Be a Superhero? which is most notable for introducing the character Fat Momma, and, of course, Striperella. And each time, despite the fact that it is absolutely, one hundred percent clear that these projects are hokey and destined for failure, we all pretend to be interested. Because he's Stan "The Man." And he's earned it. He created Spider-Man.
So, it is with that in mind, that I tell you about Verticus. It's an iPhone game featuring a futuristic hero blah blah, created by Lee, who fights aliens or something. Blah blah blah. Stan Lee created some of the most memorable blah blah of all time (50 years ago). Blah blah blah Moonshark, a company that hopes to squeeze a few more dollars out of Stan's good name.