According to a Boom! press release, the partnership will premier three new super hero titles presented by Lee. Boom! EiC Mark Waid ("Irredeemable," "Incorruptible") and two other writers will be steering the titles beginning later this year, along with unannounced artists.
So, despite the hype, these titles are really Stan "presenting" stuff, as he did for years after his writing days at Marvel, not really taking an active, creative role, it seems. Not surprising, or shameful, at this point of his life and career. But also not much to get overly excited about.
NPR is featuring a free listen of the new album by Gorillaz, the cartoon pop/hip-hop band helmed by former Blur singer Damon Albarn. I like their past stuff, so I'll be checking it out.
This seems like it could be great -- also on NPR:
Broken Bells' self-titled debut, available here in its entirety for the week leading up to its release on March 9, is a smart pop record full of melody and invention. It's pretty and at times unorthodox, and it finds both Brian Burton (a.k.a. Danger Mouse) and James Mercer (of The Shins) drawing on each other's talents to make a record unique to each of them.