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    Nov 13, 6:14 AM (ET)

    By DEVLIN BARRETT


    NEW YORK (AP) - The creative force behind Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and Daredevil filed a $10 million lawsuit Tuesday, charging his old comic book company is cheating him out of millions of dollars in movie profits.

    Stan Lee, who crafted a menagerie of superpowered heroes with very human flaws, now claims Marvel Entertainment Inc. has tried to shut him out of the "jackpot" success of this summer's "Spider-Man" movie.

    Lee's attorneys filed court papers in Manhattan federal court, claiming that Marvel signed a deal to give their client 10 percent of any profits from his characters used in films and television shows.

    "Spider-Man" has been the year's biggest hit, grossing more than $400 million domestically - but the 80-year-old Lee says he hasn't seen a penny.


    "Despite reaping enormous benefits from Mr. Lee's creations, defendants have failed and refused to honor their commitments to him," the lawsuit charges.

    Marvel has reported millions of dollars in earnings from the film but has told Lee the company has seen no "profits" as defined by their contract.

    Lee hopes a judge will intervene and make sure he gets a percentage of profits from the Ben Affleck movie "Daredevil," scheduled for release in February.

    He also seeks a share of profits from the upcoming movie "The Hulk," and the sequels to "X-Men" and "Spider-Man."

    The lawsuit demands damages and a court order forcing Marvel to turn over Lee's share in any profits from movies about characters he created.

    Marvel issued a statement saying Lee "continues to be well-compensated" for his contributions to the industry. It said the company is "in full compliance with, and current on all payments due under, terms of Mr. Lee's employment agreement."

    "Spider-Man" stars Tobey Maguire as the teenage superhero, Willem Dafoe as the villainous Green Goblin and Kirsten Dunst as love interest Mary Jane Watson. A sequel is due out in 2004.
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    Good for Stan! Spidey is his baby, he should definately be making money off of that movie.
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    The same thing happened to the creators of Superman and Batman. One of them died penniless.

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    This is bullshit. If it wasn't for these guys, those movies wouldn't be here in the first place... Pay them their due! [img]graemlins/irked.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]

    [ November 13, 2002, 08:22 AM: Message edited by: el_jalepeno ]

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    They had a Marvel Comics special on 60 MINS.II a few weeks ago and they talked about the Marvel movies.
    Stan hinted that he wasn't get much from the movie deals.
    The producer for them looked like your typical hollywood sleeze bag and I'm sure he's raking in all the cash while the guy who is and always will be "MARVEL COMICS" isn't get his propers.

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    You know what, I don't read comic books anymore, but I would probably kill anyone who was trying to rip off Stan Lee!

    Not only did he invent Spiderman, The Hulk, The Fantastic Four, etc...

    He saved comic books in general. DC comics was a complete joke, the comic book market wasn't selling, that is until Stan Lee decided he could write a better comic book.

    I hope he get's everything he deserves, even 10% off the profits of Spiderman wouldn't do him justice.

    Hell, the only reason I payed to see Spiderman was because he gave it his approval!!!

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    Some fatass CEO is probably sitting on his ass making lots of money and getting a chuckle out of screwing Stan out of it. Another classic example of those 33%ers Dave talked about in his book. Fucking leeches.
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    It's amazing to think the guy who created the character spider man doesn't get one penny off of the movie. He seems like a nice guy too. Hope he gets what he's looking for from these rip off artists.
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