Audible Inc., the world’s largest producer and distributor of
downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, today
announced the forthcoming launch of Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of
Light, the first installment of a new connected universe of stories
and characters, debuting on Audible in a first-of-its-kind audio
storytelling event. Written by Stan Lee and Kat Rosenfield, and created
by Stan Lee, Luke Lieberman and Ryan Silbert, Stan Lee’s
Alliances: A Trick of Light is available for preorder today on Audible.com/ATrickOfLight.
Years in the making, Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light is
one of the cultural icon’s final collaborations and returns him to his
creative roots as he explores the complex relationship between
humankind, science and technology. Lee lends his own voice to the
introduction of this audio-first event.
“We’re delighted to bring this epic story to global audiences and
introduce listeners to a brand new Stan Lee universe,” said David Blum,
Editor-in-Chief, Audible Originals. “This amazing adventure forged from
the imagination of the legendary Stan Lee is not only extraordinarily
entertaining but is profoundly insightful about modern technology and
its resulting challenges. Listeners and fans will love and relate to
Co-creators Luke Lieberman and Ryan Silbert commented, “Stan had the
uncanny ability to see around the corner and recognize the cultural
moment, then create story and characters that beg the deeper questions. Stan
Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light follows in this tradition. As his
co-creators and, most importantly, his fans, we can’t wait for other
fans to discover this world on Audible.”
This first-of-its-kind project launches dozens of new characters, and a
new era of storytelling from the legendary creator himself, developed
with Lee’s hand-picked collaborators and Yfat Reiss Gendell and Foundry
Literary + Media (Ready Player One, Hello Sunshine), who
architected this innovative multi-platform deal.
“Stan was so enthusiastic about joining the innovative Audible team
bringing you his first audio event,” said Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment
President Gill Champion. “Stan loved these characters and their
relationships, but also the way the narrative pushes the boundaries of
how technology impacts our lives.” The collaboration highlights Stan
Lee’s POW! Entertainment’s commitment to further propel his legacy
through new projects Stan had been working on.
Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light introduces listeners to a
mysterious young woman, Nia, whose fate is intertwined with a seemingly
ordinary Midwestern teenager, Cameron Ackerson, whose quest for YouTube
stardom takes him to the heart of the Great Lakes Triangle where he is
imbued with the power to “see” and “hear” a new reality. As Nia and
Cameron’s relationship grows, they conspire to create a more righteous
online universe, dishing out justice big and small, but wind up crossing
a shadowy outfit called OPTIC, which goes after them for its own
nefarious purposes. Meanwhile, a threat of galactic proportions emerges,
imperiling humanity’s very existence by harnessing our individual desire
to connect as the very means to destroy us.
Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light joins a robust slate of
Audible Originals, exclusive audio entertainment created by celebrated
storytellers from the worlds of theater, journalism, comedy, literature
and more. Audible Originals offer powerful performances created for
listeners by award-winning actors, writers and comedians, spanning every
genre and length.
ABOUT AUDIBLE, INC.
Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading
provider of premium digital spoken audio content, offering customers a
new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible content
includes more than 445,000 audio programs from leading audiobook
publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper
publishers, and business information providers.
ABOUT KAT ROSENFIELD, LUKE LIEBERMAN, RYAN SILBERT
Kat Rosenfield is a pop culture and political writer and Edgar-nominated
author of Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone (2012) and Inland (2014). A
former reporter for MTV News, her work has appeared in outlets including Wired,
Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Playboy, US Weekly,
and TV Guide.
Ryan Silbert is an award-winning author, filmmaker and founder of Origin
Story Entertainment, a multi-platform entertainment company with a
global focus on storytelling. Recent film projects include God
of Love (Oscar Winner), Spike Lee’s The Girl is in Trouble.
He is a co-creator with Stan Lee and Luke Lieberman on Stan Lee’s
Alliances: A Trick of Light, an Audible Original.
Luke Lieberman is a writer and filmmaker who started his career in
entertainment under the mentorship of Stan Lee. He is responsible for
the relaunch of the Red Sonja franchise and overseeing more than 50
graphic novels; writing numerous issues himself, including the upcoming Red
Sonja: Birth of a She-Devil for Dynamite Entertainment. Stan
Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light is Luke’s first collaboration with
Stan Lee and co-creator Ryan Silbert.
ABOUT STAN LEE’S POW! ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment Inc. is a multimedia company founded in
2001 by the iconic comic book creator Stan Lee with his friend and
business partner Gill Champion, who is the President today, to create
and license intellectual properties for entertainment media, including:
feature length films, television, merchandising, branded content and
other related ancillary markets as well as exclusively maintain and
protect the ownership of his name, likeness, voice, trademarks and
publicity rights throughout the world. Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment was
acquired by Hong Kong-based Camsing International Holding Limited, one
of China’s leading brand licensing, entertainment, marketing and
promotion companies, in 2017. Under leadership of veterans from Marvel
and MGM, Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment is working with top writers,
artists, animators, filmmakers and actors to extend the legacy of the
greatest storyteller of our time.
ABOUT YFAT REISS GENDELL/FOUNDRY LITERARY + MEDIA
Foundry Literary + Media is a full-service literary and media rights
agency representing Ernest Cline (Ready Player One), Daymond John (The
Power of Broke), Trevor Noah (The Daily Show), Patrick DeWitt (The
Sisters Brothers), and Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine (Fair Play),