Let’s clear up something right off the bat: while Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee created the company Stan Lee Media Inc. in the ’90s, he has nothing to do with the company now. The end of the dot-com bubble caused the end of Stan Lee Media as an operating entity by December 2000. Peter Paul, co-founder of the company with Lee, even went to jail in 2009 for securities fraud related to actions with the company.

So when you read that Stan Lee Media is suing Disney for alleged copyright infringement based on the use of characters generally considered to be under the ownership of Marvel, understand that Stan “The Man” Lee is not filing the lawsuit.

Now, on to the details. Warning: they’re ridiculous. Read More »