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MTV Creating New Gang of Comic-Book Heroes

Former Marvel president Stan Lee and MTV are teaming up to create a crew of comic-book superheroes, dubbed the Seekers. MTV will hold a contest for "undiscovered talent," and the winner will write and illustrate the series, which will have "a very high-concept plot and span centuries," premiering digitally on the MTV Geek website and then becoming a TV series or film. Sounds promising, and a bit like MTV's still trying to re-brand itself and talk to hip teens again. [HR]