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Sometimes, art imitating life yields some strange results. In 1981, (animated) newspaperman J. Jonah Jameson ran the headline, “threat or menace” when discussing the masked Spider-Man in New York City’s (fictitious) Daily Bugle. Today, such a headline would not seem out of place on recent covers of the New York Post.

Between “Spidey’s” [...]

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Who Owns Superman?

On January 28, 2014 By Emily Green

Few comic book characters or superheroes are as well-known or well-loved as Superman. At least nine different films, from as far back as 1948 and as recently as 2013, boast Superman as their main character — and that does not even include television. Thus, it should come as no surprise that the Superman “brand” is a [...]

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On Monday, January 26, 2009, the shareholders of Stan Lee Media, Inc. (“the Company”) filed suit against Marvel Comics, Inc., and the Company’s founder and namesake, Stan Lee, the celebrated co-creator of many famous Marvel Comic’s characters, including Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, [...]

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