Stan Lee, the famed creator of Spiderman, is working on a new gay superhero television series.

Lee (86), who also originated the Hulk and the X-Men, is basing the character on the one created by Perry Moore in the 2007 novel titled Hero.

The book is described as being “the coming of age of a young superhero” named Tom Creed; a gay high school star basketball player with burgeoning superpowers that allow him to heal others.

In May 2008, Hero won the Lambda Literary Award as the best LGBT Children’s/Young Adult novel of the past year.

Lee is writing and executive producing the pilot episode for a possible one hour drama series for the Showtime television network.

Showtime is known for the popular gay series The L Word and Queer as Folk.

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