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MTV and Stan Lee are teaming for a new digital comic series called The Seekers, The Associated Press reports.

"It involves superheroes, it involves a very high-concept plot, it's a story such as you never have seen before, and it spans the centuries," Lee told the AP. "[The show is] more than just a comic. It's actually the start of a tremendous franchise."

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Lee and MTV are set to announce the new series, which has yet to be made, Saturday at New York Comic-Con. The network will hold a contest to find an undiscovered writer and artist to work on the new comic series and create multiple issues alongside Lee and his company, POW Entertainment.

Lee, 87, said he's excited to work on a digital project, and hopes "The Seekers" will grow into a TV series or film.

"It's thrilling because it's a whole new discipline," he said. "But it's a funny thing: Whether it's electronic, whether it's digital, whether it's on paper, whether it's on a television screen, it's the story that counts. You don't let the fact that there's a different area of exhibition change the fact that you need a great story filled with action and surprises and suspense."

"The Seekers" comic series will be available for free on the MTV Geek website.