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Gay Superhero

Nov. 13 2008, Published 1:28 p.m. ET

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Comic book legend Stan Lee (Spider-Man, The Hulk) is working on an hour-long TV series for Showtime.

Based on the book Hero by Perry Moore, the series centers around a young superhero who has the power to heal people. However, not only does Thom Creed have that one secret -- he has another, which he feels he has to keep from the public at large: he's gay.

Lee has been a fan of the novel since he first read it, calling it a "totally original, can't-put-it-down page turner."

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Lee's last TV series was the reality show Who Wants to Be a Superhero which was on the Sci Fi Channel from 2005-2007.

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