SPORTS LEGENDS PELÉ AND KELLY SLATER PARTNER WITH STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE ON NEW ICONS CHILDREN’S BOOK SERIES
Los Angeles, CA – November 8, 2016 – Stan Lee’s Kids Universe (SLKU), a company created by Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Paris Kasidokostas Latsis and Terry Dougas of 1821 Media, have partnered with soccer great Pelé and surfing legend Kelly Slater as part of their newly formed SLKU ICONS series.
The SLKU ICONS series continues SLKU’s brand of creating properties with positive messages for children, but expands on those properties by including partnerships with global icons in various fields of sports and entertainment. Both Pelé and Slater will be involved with Lee in the creation of their respective properties.
“Just when you thought children’s books couldn’t get any more exciting, I’ve teamed up with the world’s greatest soccer star and a surfing legend to make this book series even more special”, says Mr. Lee. “One thing I’ve learned is that with great power comes great responsibility, I couldn’t be happier about partnering with Pelé and Kelly, and our shared goal of helping improve children’s literacy and get more books into the hands of every kid around the world.”
“I’m known as a man with a lot of goals,” says Pelé, who is represented by Paul Kemsley of Nixxi Entertainment. “And partnering with Stan Lee’s Kids Universe allows me to achieve my number one goal – helping to promote childhood literacy.”
Adds Slater, “I’m really proud to have this rare opportunity to work with a legend like Stan Lee. I’m looking forward to seeing whether I can add something of value to a man’s work who has influenced the lives of generations of people the world over. It’s so exciting to be part of this project and I look forward to all those exciting places that Stan’s imagination will take us.”
“Kelly Slater and Pelé are both the kings of their sport, and we are thrilled to welcome them to Stan Lee’s Kids Universe Icons,” says SLKU co-founder Terry Dougas. “We look forward to exploring the earth together for stories that resonate with kids today, and the generations to come.”
Stan Lee’s Kids Universe is a partnership between Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and 1821 Media that focuses on expanding the imagination, literacy, and education of children all over the world. Stan Lee’s Kids Universe properties can be found as picture books, interactive and digital books, graphic novels, augmented and virtual reality projects, mobile games, and mobile apps. An expansion of Stan Lee’s Kids Universe into the world of film and television is already underway.http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/sports-legends-pele-and-kelly-slater-partner-with-stan-lees-kids-universe-on-new-icons-childrens-book-series/http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Stan-Lee-Kids-Universe-logo-600x257.pnghttp://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Stan-Lee-Kids-Universe-logo-150x64.pngNews