At first, the Amazing Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the Avengers appeared only in the pages of Marvel comic books, in part the brainchild of comic legend Stan Lee. Then, slowly, these fantastical superheroes expanded their reach into the pop-culture ether, swinging and smashing their way into TV, movies, videogames, and even Broadway. So why wouldn’t they make the leap to the iPad as storybook apps for children, with Lee himself providing his hale and hearty voice for narration?
The Amazing Spider-Man: An Origin Story is already available for download (for $6.99), and Avengers Origins: Hulk, and Avengers Origins: Assemble! will both hit the iTunes store in April. Last month, I sat down with Lee after he had finished recording his narration for Assemble! to talk about these storybooks — not to mention the mega-budget feature film versions of these superhero stories heading to theaters later this year. Check out our exclusive interview below: