POW! Entertainment

POW Entertainment

POW! (Purveyors of Wonder) Entertainment is an American media production company formed by Gill Champion, Arthur Lieberman and former Marvel Comics editor and publisher Stan Lee in 2001 as a limited liability company.

POW! productions include the 2006 Sci Fi Channel's TV-movie Stan Lee's Lightspeed and that network's reality television series Who Wants to Be a Superhero?. Other productions include the direct-to-DVD animated features Stan Lee's Mosaic and Stan Lee Presents: The Condor.

In 2005, the company announced that another animated film that would feature the voice of Ringo Starr. Also in early 2005, the company formed a strategic partnership to develop a new mobile channel with mobile-streaming pioneer Vidiator, through Vidiator's state-of-the-art Xenon mobile streaming technology. In 2006, this resulted in an agreement with Sprint Nextel Corp. where the Stan Lee's POW! Mobile Channel is officially listed as Sprint's Channel 70. The channel includes mobisodes with Stripperella, The Accuser and The Drifter.

On March 15, 2007, Stan Lee Media's new President Jim Nesfield filed a lawsuit against Marvel Entertainment for $5 billion, claiming that the company is co-owner of the characters that Lee created for Marvel. Lee, who is no longer associated with Stan Lee Media. And on June 9, 2007, Stan Lee Media is suing Stan Lee, his newer company, POW Entertainment, subsidiary QED Entertainment, and other former Stan Lee Media staff at POW.

Brighton Partners and Rainmaker Animation announced in April 2008 a partnership with Lee's POW! Entertainment to produce a CGI film series, "Legion of 5". That same month, Virgin Comics announced Lee would create a line of superhero comics for that company.

Footnotes

They also have signed an agreement with Disney to develop new franchises in June 2007

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