PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Stan Lee joins with MTV for comic series

Stan Lee joins with MTV for comic series

LOS ANGELES — MTV is helping to bring Stan Lee’s newest superhero to life.

The network is joining forces with Lee’s POW Entertainment to create a new digital comic series called ‘‘The Seekers.’’

‘‘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 said in a telephone interview from New York Comic Con, where he and MTV are set to announce the new series on Saturday.

Lee went on to say that ‘‘The Seekers’’ is ‘‘more than just a comic. It’s actually the start of a tremendous franchise.’’

He hopes ‘‘The Seekers’’ will grow into a TV series or film.

Fan told to stay away from Madonna’s NYC home

NEW YORK — He might want to tell Madonna he’s crazy for her, but a fan who was arrested while proclaiming his love near her New York City apartment is being told to stay at least 10 blocks away.

A judge made that a condition as he set bail at $20,000 on Friday for Robert Linhart.The 59-year-old retired firefighter was arrested last month. Authorities say he scrawled messages of adoration for the ‘‘Crazy for You’’ and ‘‘Material Girl’’ singer outside her apartment building near Manhattan’s Central Park.

Michael Caine: I asked doctor to end dad’s life

LONDON — Actor Michael Caine has claimed he hastened his terminally ill father’s death by asking a doctor to give a fatal overdose.

In a transcript of radio interview widely published in British media before being broadcast Saturday, Caine said he could not bear to see his father in pain.

Caine, 77, told Classic FM the doctor initially refused but told the actor to return to the hospital at midnight.

‘‘I came back at midnight and my father died at five past 12. So he’d done it.’’ Caine said.

Caine’s father Maurice Micklewhite died at the age of 56 in 1955 after suffering from cancer.