LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- POW! Entertainment
(Pink Sheets: POWN) and Stan Lee, the legendary creator of superheroes, has
announced his newest creation -- a superhero who, unlike all the others, is
actually based on a living, breathing human being, performing his fantastic
deeds in the real world. His name is Jay J. Armes and he's arguably the
world's most successful and colorful crime fighter. The project was brought
to POW! Entertainment by Faye Schwab and Steven Bratter, Jay's producing
Says Stan, "When I first met Jay I was bowled over. I couldn't believe
that a real live person could have the incredible powers that he possesses.
He even resembles my own fictional comic book heroes in the respect that most
of them gained their super power through some sort of accident. Spider-Man
had been bitten by a genetically altered spider. The Hulk was the product of
a gamma ray experiment gone wrong and Daredevil was blinded by radioactive
chemical. As for Jay J. Armes, he lost both his hands in a childhood accident
at the age of twelve."
POW!'s president, Gill Champion, says, "This can truly be a tent pole
franchise with the right studio partner. Amazingly, Jay can now do more with
the fantastic steel claws that have replaced his hands than people with their
own hands can do. He can reach into fire, smash through doors, fire bullets
with unerring accuracy, cut through metal, fly utilizing a jet pack, scuba
dive, pilot a jet -- and he is master of the deadliest karate chop. No wonder
Jay J. Armes is the most famous, most sought after investigator in the world."
Jay's prosthetics are totally incredible, the stuff of comicbook legend.
His two powerful claws, which have the power to slice through steel, are also
delicate enough to thread a needle or perform surgery. He also possesses
five-fingered prosthetics which he can wear when the occasion demands, giving
him the appearance or a man with two normal hands.
Another appealing factor is Jay's colorful life style. He lives on a
fourteen acre estate in El Paso, Texas, with nine full grown tigers, a
chimpanzee and his beautiful, devoted wife and loving family. He uses his
750 pound tiger Gemini as a lie detector in difficult cases as he drives the
powerful beast around in his specially equipped Hummer. Because of the
intensely dangerous nature of his work, there have been fifteen assassination
attempts on Jay's life.
A first draft treatment has been written by Scott Lobdell, acclaimed
writer of the UNCANNY X-MEN and the creator of GENERATION X.
The franchise will be based on J.J. Armes' actual, seemingly impossible
cases, which the FBI and CIA had given up as lost causes.
Jay says he attributes his success to the fact that "I never give up."
POW! (Purveyors of Wonder) Entertainment, Inc. was founded by world famous
comicbook icon Stan Lee, together with Gill Champion and Arthur Lieberman.
POW's principals, combined, have over a hundred years experience creating,
producing and licensing original intellectual properties. POW! will
specialize in franchises for the entertainment industry, including animation
and live-action feature films, plus television, DVDs, video games,
merchandising, and related ancillary markets, all of which aid in the
establishment of global franchises. POW! partners with studios and networks
in creating new and exciting characters that will perpetuate the brands of
both POW! and Stan Lee. In some cases, POW! creates "custom-tailored"
properties for a specific star or director.
Stan Lee, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of POW!, is the creator and
inventor of the modern superhero. A prolific author, Lee revolutionized the
comic book industry by creating compelling characters who, despite
extraordinary powers and talents, are none the less plagued by the same doubts
and difficulties experienced by ordinary people. Some of his most enduring
characters, like Spider-Man(R)(a), The Hulk(R)(a), and X-Men(R)(a), have been
spun off into television programs and feature films that have grossed hundreds
of millions of dollars at the box office.
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