IMMORTALS GROUP SUBSIDIARY CYIOS CORP IN COLLABORATION WITH SLH, LTD, ANNOUNCES LOST SPIDER-MAN PARODY
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CYIOS Corp (OTC PINK: CYIO) – Dubai’s version of Comic-Con for the Metaverse, “MetaCon- Into the Metaverse” powered by GALA, is being held this weekend at the Arena, Dubai World Trade Center. CYIOS Corp’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Immortals Group PTY (AU), in conjunction with SLH, LTD, is pleased to announce that the Slam-Girl CYBERspace NFT Collection will be premiered at Metacon along with the introductory webisode Stan Lee’s long-lost Slam-Girl, the first superhero created to live in the Metaverse in a place called Stanleyville. Former Marvel Comics editor Shirrel Rhoades, who recently discovered this lost Spider-Man parody created by Stan Lee and Will Meugniot for Web 2.0 in 2000, will give a keynote presentation to share her exciting discovery of this never-before-seen woman. successor to Peter Parker. Mr. Rhoades is due to present live on the main stage on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.
Few people know that legendary comic book creator Stan Lee was one of the early pioneers of the Internet as a global entertainment medium. From 1999 to 2001, he built a Hollywood Internet animation studio that employed 150 writers, artists, and animators focused on creating the first superheroes to live in cyberspace. However, the company shut down when it fell victim to the dotcom bubble in 2000 and all of its creations have lain dormant for the past 20 years. Overall, Stan’s studio has produced a large library of untapped superhero intellectual property. They remain mostly unknown today.
In 2017, SLH Ltd (HK) acquired the rights to these assets and approached Rhoades – who had been handpicked by Stan Lee to succeed him as publisher of Marvel Comics – to manage these IPs. Sorting through these assets, Rhoades came across Slam-Girl, a superheroine who gained her superpowers by being bitten by a radioactive can of Old Spider Bite Lite beer. Although Rhoades had written two college textbooks on the comics industry, he had never heard of this intriguing superhero character.
Records revealed that Stan Lee co-created Slam-Girl in August 2000 with the collaboration of legendary Marvel animation and comics artist Will Meugniot. Stan’s goal was to reinvent the superhero for the internet age as a 20-something slacker. Created a few months before the company closed, only one webisode (as Stan called these animated shorts) was produced…but never officially released.
Rhoades reunited with co-creator Will Meugniot and convinced the retired animator to join a project that would share this superhero secret with the world through NFT and digital comics. Meugniot designed and produced with Rhoades the Slam-Girl CYBERspace NFT collection based on Stan Lee’s original vision for his reimagined superhero parody of Peter Parker. Slam-Girl’s unknown origin story will be revealed through new digital artwork.
“We’re about to fully unveil Slam-Girl, the biggest metaverse superhero franchise ever released, created by the legendary Stan Lee as a parody successor to Spider-Man. And to use MetaCon as a platform -exciting form to share for the first time the beautiful journey behind this historic find with tech enthusiasts and comic book fans in the Middle East region is a milestone that we are proud of,” says Shirrel Rhoades, May- best known as the former executive vice president of Marvel Entertainment. , Rhoades has a successful history as a publisher, author, filmmaker, syndicated film critic, comics researcher, college professor and museum president He will deliver a keynote and answer questions about Slam-Girl at MetaCon.
“Stan, the genius he was, had always been ahead of the curve,” adds Will Meugniot. “We created Slam-Girl to experiment with interactive digital animation on the internet to reimagine the Peter Parker-style superhero, inspired by 60s comics. That this project is still relevant 20 years later says a lot. about the prodigious talent that is Stan Lee and we were excited to share one of the best kept secrets in superhero lore with the world. In addition to being co-creator of Slam-Girl, Meugniot is also the master behind the animation of Spider-Man, X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Avengers II and more.
The upcoming Slam-Girl CYBERspace NFT Collection will feature 10,000 unique NFT art collectibles based on the never-before-seen franchise of Slam-Girl superhero characters. It will be offered to the public by Immortals Group (a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly traded CYIOS Corp (OTC Pink: CYIO) under license from SLH Ltd. The project roadmap includes community airdrops as part of the collection , as well as other valuable utilities for NFT holders. The drop date and whitelist details surrounding the Slam-Girl CYBERspace NFT collection will be available through the Slam-Girl NFT Discord channel.
Celebrating the latest in gaming and blockchain technologies, eSports, NFT, Web3, art, music, entertainment and more, MetaCon will transform its four zones, MetaStage, MetaConnect, MetaArena and MetaSpaces, into quadrants of action and edutainment. Expect MetaStage to host thought-provoking sessions and roundtables tackling the hottest topics in the metaverse, and MetaConnect to offer more intimate workshops focused on practical and helpful tips to start your blockchain journey. Those looking to network directly with pioneering entities and personalities can get up close and personal with them in an entire exhibition area at MetaSpaces while the MetaArena will be dedicated to the best eSports and blockchain game showcases.
About MetaCon powered by GalaMetaCon powered by Gala, a one-of-a-kind “metaverse in reality” pop culture convention celebrating the latest in gaming and blockchain technology, esports, NFT, Web3 and more, is set to take place on May 28 and 29 at The Arena, Dubai World Trade Centre. The event brings together creators, collectors, investors, experts and enthusiasts – all under one roof in a first-of-its-kind consumer festival in the region that showcases different segments of pop culture in the metaverse. Its four pillars of gaming and technology, art, esports, and music and entertainment can be explored in four areas including MetaStage, MetaConnect, MetaArena, and MetaSpaces. For more information, please visit https://metaconglobal.com/.
About the Slam-Girl CYBERspace NFT Collection
The Slam-Girl CYBERspace NFT Collection is an incredible collection of 10,000 NFTs coming soon, based on the never-before-released historical treasure of the Slam-Girl superhero character and franchise, co-created by Stan Lee and Will Meugniot at the dawn of the Internet. in the year 2000. Shirrel Rhoades, former publisher of Marvel Comics and former Executive Vice President of Marvel Entertainment, is curator of the Slam-Girl CYBERspace collection which was masterfully crafted by Salm-Girl co-creator, NFT artist and legendary Marvel animator, artist and storyteller Will Meugniot.
About SLH Ltd (HK)SLH Ltd (HK) owns a historic library of Stan Lee’s cyberspace-related creations – Flash-animated superheroes, super-villains, webisodes and other digital entertainment produced between 1999 and 2001.
About Immortals Group, Pty LtdImmortals Group, Pty Ltd focuses on the design, production, marketing and sale of superhero NFTs as well as the development of gamified NFTs for Play to Earn games. The Company is based in Australia and is a wholly owned subsidiary of CYIOS Corp, a US public company (OTC Pink: CYIO). Immortals has partnered with Hong Kong-based SLH Ltd, a company that acquired the creative assets of Stan Lee Media, Stan Lee’s Hollywood-based animation studio.
DisclaimerThe Slam-Girl Collection CYBERspace NFT, SLH Ltd or Immortals Group is not affiliated with Marvel, POW!, Genius Brands, Stan Lee’s Estate or Stan Lee Universe.
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