POW! Entertainment, which stands for Purveyors of Wonder, is a media production company formed in 2001 by Gill Champion, Arthur Lieberman, and Stan Lee and is currently owned by Hong Kong investment firm Camsing International Holding.
You’ll know them by the reality TV show Who Wants to Be a Superhero? and a variety of Stan Lee spinoff shows, comics, and events. They have also recently increased their trademarking of the words Stan Lee and associated branding.
Dawn Miller of Miller PR got in touch to thank Bleeding Cool for our recent coverage of Stan Lee and to pass on an open letter from POW! Entertainment in response to The Hollywood Reporter’s recent coverage. They asked that we publish it in its entirety.
We at POW! Entertainment take great pride in our continuing work to create exciting new Stan Lee content and characters as well as safeguarding the legacy of the greatest story teller of our time. We are also fans and share the heartfelt admiration and love of the community who have voiced their sincere concern for Stan’s well-being.
We have been respectful of Stan’s health issues and have given him the time and space necessary to convalesce. We have also respected his privacy as he deals with the upheaval within his personal management and life. However, upon seeing the many public videos and testimonials of Stan at Silicon Valley Comic Con and multiple other disturbing news reports, we feel we must add our voice to the legion of fans and creatives who are speaking out.
As many have noted, what the videos from SVCC showed was not the normal Stan disposition, which is usually loaded with an endless energy and exuberance that fans around the world have come to love and admire throughout the years.
We, like you, simply want Stan to enjoy life, connect with his fans when he is able, and most importantly spend his time going forward without impediment or stress.
One thing we know for certain is when something is off, the fans bond together. We are touched by the outpouring of love for our Chief Creative Officer and friend, and we proudly stand with you for Stan.
Your thoughts matter, please find it in your heart to Speak Up For Stan!
The POW! Family