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Superhero Auditions

Spider-Man Creator Seeks New Superhero

May 05, 2006 10:51 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. - The creator of Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk is on the hunt for a new superhero, and he plans to find it on reality TV.

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee said Friday that his new reality show “Who Wants to be a Superhero?” breaks new ground.

“I’ve never lived in a world of reality,” quipped the 83-year-old writer.

Eleven wannabe superheros - whittled down from 200 - are set to compete in the show, which is scheduled to premiere July 26 on the Sci-Fi channel. The winning superhero will be the star of a new comic book created by Lee.

The reported catch-phrase for those who don’t make the cut? “Turn in your spandex!”

That should be good :slight_smile:

This sounds painful… and yet, I don’t know if I’ll be able to refrain from watching it. I just hope my eyes don’t start bleeding.

I’m ready! Even got a new avatar for the occassion.