COMIC BOOK LEGEND, STAN LEE and WORLD RENOWNED MUSIC ARTIST, YOSHIKI, JOIN FORCES TO MAKE A UNIQUE ANNOUNCEMENT AT NEW YORK COMIC CON ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2010
WHO: Comic book legend, Stan Lee, Founder, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer (COO) of POW! Entertainment (PK:POWN) and Yoshiki, Asia’s most influential music artist
WHAT: Stan and Yoshiki share a unique publishing opportunity with their fans at New York Comic Con. The announcement will draw on the talent and strength of these two major artists and will be sure to excite fans around the world.
WHEN: Saturday, October 9, 2010, 6:30pm in room #1A08
WHERE: Jacob K. Javits Center
655 W. 34th street
New York, New York 10001
About the Artists
Stan Lee is an American comic book writer, editor, actor, producer, publisher, television personality, and the former president and chairman emeritus of Marvel Comics. He co-created Spider-Man™, The Fantastic Four™, The X-Men™, The Hulk™, Thor™, Daredevil™, Doctor Strange™ and Iron Man™, and hundreds more fictional characters, introducing complex, naturalistic characters and a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books. Lee was influential in the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multi-media company which was recently acquired by the Walt Disney Company. Lee is currently Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment, a multi-media entertainment development company.
X Japan is the most successful rock band in Japanese history, and the heart of X Japan is Yoshiki – a songwriter, drummer, and classically-trained pianist who also plays guitar, bass and trumpet. Referred throughout his professional career by his first name only, Yoshiki, “X Japan” has sold more than 30 million albums, singles and videos. He is uniquely both an iconic rock star/drummer for the band, as well as a world renowned classically trained composer/musician who has performed for the Emperor of Japan. Yoshiki is arguably Asia’s most influential musical artist and biggest rock icon and has now set his sights on the U.S. But, it’s not only his music! Yoshiki is extremely influential in the U.S. with American fans of Japanese culture be it fashion, anime, visual kei, music, J-rock and J-Pop! This summer, X Japan performed on the main stage at the Lollapalooza Festival and received rave reviews from his established fan base and his new fan base.
About POW! (PURVEYORS OF WONDER) ENTERTAINMENT, INC. (Pinksheets: POWN)
An advanced media and entertainment company, POW! was founded by Stan Lee, together with award winning producer Gill Champion and intellectual property attorney Arthur Lieberman, Esq., to create, produce and license original intellectual properties. POW! Specializes 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 contribute to global expansion. Walt Disney Studios has a first-look deal with POW! as well as a 10% equity stake in the company. For more information, visit www.powentertainment.com.
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration V, New York Anime Festival (NYAF), and UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.