Stan Lee is heading up the creation of a "new comic book universe" in a new series called The Unknowns. Planned as both a comic series and animated project, The Unknowns follows two teens who are part of a touring rock band that are chasing down alien invaders; the catch is that some members of their band are also aliens, but good guys.
“The Unknowns is an idea I’ve had for a while and bringing these characters to life with Arcana and Sean Patrick O'Reilly is exciting," Lee says.
Published through a partnership between Arcana and Lee's POW! Entertainment, The Unknowns will be overseen by veteran animation writer/producer Chris "Doc" Wyatt, who has worked on Avengers Assemble, Ultimate Spider-Man, and Transformers: Rescue Bots.
“Working with Stan and Sean has been fantastic," says Wyatt. "The Unknowns is Ben 10 meets Men in Black with a rock and roll soundtrack.”
Arcana is both a comic publisher and an animation studio, with their first animated film, Pixies, scheduled to be released in theatres June 5.
No release date has been announced for The Unknowns, but the publisher states more will be revealed at Atlantic City Boardwalk Con in May.