February 10, 2000
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I'm not sure which disturbs me more: that Stan Lee has stooped to this, or that A.J. looks a lot like the freshly shorn Derek.
posted by luke (8 comments total)
Stan Lee did this!?! Talk about tarnishing your "brilliant career"...

Imagine if Kubrick's last film was Spice World...that's what this feels like to me.
posted by mathowie at 12:11 AM on February 10, 2000

According to today's Hollywood Reporter: "Backstreet Boys are trying to attract more young males to their fan base
via a comic book deal with Stan Lee Media. Members of the pop band will become comic book superheroes."
posted by luke at 12:21 AM on February 10, 2000

I thought the whole point of putting the backstreet boys in comic form was to ploy to get teenaged girls into comics. If they fell for the crappy marketing and music that is the backstreet boys, surely they'll be swayed into purchasing some hastily assembled comic books.

On the other hand, what have they got to lose really? There's never really been a mass-market appeal comic for 14 year old girls, Stan might as well make a fast boyband buck or two...
posted by mathowie at 12:32 AM on February 10, 2000

Either way it doesn't matter, because the Backstreet Boys are already out of style. These days, the Meaty Cheesy Boys are the only ones who really help me get my grill on. Damn, the Other EJ is so hott!
posted by sixfoot6 at 1:08 AM on February 10, 2000

I remember *way* too many Band-Hero comics from the 70s-80s to be suprised by this. Disturbed, but not suprised.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 9:28 AM on February 10, 2000

Joe, you jogged my memory into recalling similar disturbing promotional items like the Journey Arcade game. *shudder*
posted by mathowie at 9:42 AM on February 10, 2000

I remember that! Gosh, I'm old.
posted by Cavatica at 12:44 PM on February 10, 2000

How about Kiss colorforms?
posted by jennyb at 1:48 PM on February 10, 2000

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