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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Stan Lee to be deposed in billion-dollar lawsuit against Disney, can finally admit under oath that Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko would have been nothing without him   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 41
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2013-03-09 05:21:24 AM  
I hate to see 'Stan Lee' and 'health concerns' in the same sentence but the man IS 90 years old. Whatever you think of him, the man was a major player in creating the comic book industry as we know it.
 
2013-03-09 06:41:35 AM  
I remember him doing some voice intros to some Marvel TV cartoons in the 80's.  And I've enjoyed his movie cameos.
 
2013-03-09 08:44:33 AM  

Smashed Hat: I hate to see 'Stan Lee' and 'health concerns' in the same sentence but the man IS 90 years old. Whatever you think of him, the man was a major player in creating the comic book industry as we know it.


Yeah, with the code words of "health concerns" thrown in there, and getting him deposed as soon as possible, it looks like The Man might be ready to go visit Uncle Ben.
 
2013-03-09 10:28:06 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Smashed Hat: I hate to see 'Stan Lee' and 'health concerns' in the same sentence but the man IS 90 years old. Whatever you think of him, the man was a major player in creating the comic book industry as we know it.

Yeah, with the code words of "health concerns" thrown in there, and getting him deposed as soon as possible, it looks like The Man might be ready to go visit Uncle Ben.


Nuff Said
 
2013-03-09 10:38:48 AM  
He has looked frail in his last few cameos.  He is used to being deposed as for years he had to sue marvel to get paid.
 
2013-03-09 11:54:08 AM  
Excelsior!
 
2013-03-09 12:10:14 PM  
I saw him at Comic-con and he's really looking frail.

Also, Ditko can thank Stan Lee for his success, because without Stan to temper his Objectivist insanity Spider-man would have been every bit as ranty and psychotic as Mr. A. Whose superpower is monologing about how you're wrong.
 
2013-03-09 12:28:25 PM  

Bloody William: I saw him at Comic-con and he's really looking frail.

Also, Ditko can thank Stan Lee for his success, because without Stan to temper his Objectivist insanity Spider-man would have been every bit as ranty and psychotic as Mr. A. Whose superpower is monologing about how you're wrong.


So he'd be The Question?

/I think he was one of Ditko's objectivist heroes
//Aglets
 
2013-03-09 12:32:27 PM  

LucklessWonder: Bloody William: I saw him at Comic-con and he's really looking frail.

Also, Ditko can thank Stan Lee for his success, because without Stan to temper his Objectivist insanity Spider-man would have been every bit as ranty and psychotic as Mr. A. Whose superpower is monologing about how you're wrong.

So he'd be The Question?

/I think he was one of Ditko's objectivist heroes
//Aglets


Mr. A made the Question look like Fluttershy in comparison. Ditko basically became crazier and crazier until his heroes became just unpleasant.
 
2013-03-09 12:35:21 PM  
Maybe I don't have enough coffee in me, but that article isn't fully explaining to me who is suing who, and what for.

Also, this is a good time to mention that I just found a box of Marvel comics from the 60's and 70's. I think some of these are actually printed on blotter acid.
 
2013-03-09 12:47:14 PM  

Bloody William: LucklessWonder: Bloody William: I saw him at Comic-con and he's really looking frail.

Also, Ditko can thank Stan Lee for his success, because without Stan to temper his Objectivist insanity Spider-man would have been every bit as ranty and psychotic as Mr. A. Whose superpower is monologing about how you're wrong.

So he'd be The Question?

/I think he was one of Ditko's objectivist heroes
//Aglets

Mr. A made the Question look like Fluttershy in comparison. Ditko basically became crazier and crazier until his heroes became just unpleasant.


WTF is a Fluttershy?
 
2013-03-09 12:47:49 PM  

crotchgrabber: Maybe I don't have enough coffee in me, but that article isn't fully explaining to me who is suing who, and what for.


Sometime in the 90's Stan licensed his name to a company he helped create called Stan Lee Media, for the purpose of leveraging Stan's name to launch a bunch of new comics. Stripperella was one I believe. Turns out whomever was running the company was sort of crooked though, and almost immediately there was some shady stuff going on with investor money and stock, to the point where Stan disassociated himself with the company in any way. But of course they still had license to use his name in company dealings.

Fast forward to the modern day, and the company is now basically just a shell (I believe it's been bought and sold a few times as well), and some copyright trolls are using the Stan Lee name to claim that they have the rights to Spiderman, FF, etc and are suing the fark out of Disney. You know, because Stan apparently had exclusive rights to those characters he created and not Marvel (haha no), and somehow signed them all over to Stan Lee Media. Coincidentally Stan Lee Media only decided to take advantage of this after Mavel was purchased by Disney.

It's all just a ploy to try and get Disney to write a "Go Away" check.
 
2013-03-09 12:50:28 PM  

LucklessWonder: Bloody William: LucklessWonder: Bloody William: I saw him at Comic-con and he's really looking frail.

Also, Ditko can thank Stan Lee for his success, because without Stan to temper his Objectivist insanity Spider-man would have been every bit as ranty and psychotic as Mr. A. Whose superpower is monologing about how you're wrong.

So he'd be The Question?

/I think he was one of Ditko's objectivist heroes
//Aglets

Mr. A made the Question look like Fluttershy in comparison. Ditko basically became crazier and crazier until his heroes became just unpleasant.

WTF is a Fluttershy?


Me referencing a pony because I couldn't think of a better analogy. My point is the Question is mellow compared to Mr. A, named because of "A is A," the Socratic law of thought that was adopted by Objectivism to... basically make excuses for things.

pinkie.mylittlefacewhen.com
 
2013-03-09 12:51:21 PM  
Thanks Jay! I'll share my new comics with you.
Not really.
 
2013-03-09 12:54:17 PM  
Poor guy. Prolly signed away a lot of rights over the years. He's responsible for billions in marvel profits, but I bet we'd be surprised by how low his net worth is.
 
2013-03-09 01:12:23 PM  
They should have a comic issue on his death with Mistress death holding him like she did Captain Marvel.
 
2013-03-09 02:15:02 PM  

jayhawk88: crotchgrabber: Maybe I don't have enough coffee in me, but that article isn't fully explaining to me who is suing who, and what for.

Sometime in the 90's Stan licensed his name to a company he helped create called Stan Lee Media, for the purpose of leveraging Stan's name to launch a bunch of new comics. Stripperella was one I believe. Turns out whomever was running the company was sort of crooked though, and almost immediately there was some shady stuff going on with investor money and stock, to the point where Stan disassociated himself with the company in any way. But of course they still had license to use his name in company dealings.

Fast forward to the modern day, and the company is now basically just a shell (I believe it's been bought and sold a few times as well), and some copyright trolls are using the Stan Lee name to claim that they have the rights to Spiderman, FF, etc and are suing the fark out of Disney. You know, because Stan apparently had exclusive rights to those characters he created and not Marvel (haha no), and somehow signed them all over to Stan Lee Media. Coincidentally Stan Lee Media only decided to take advantage of this after Mavel was purchased by Disney.

It's all just a ploy to try and get Disney to write a "Go Away" check.


Thank you, you should write for the Hollywood reporter, that article gave me a headache.
 
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2013-03-09 02:24:37 PM  

jayhawk88: crotchgrabber: Maybe I don't have enough coffee in me, but that article isn't fully explaining to me who is suing who, and what for.

Sometime in the 90's Stan licensed his name to a company he helped create called Stan Lee Media, for the purpose of leveraging Stan's name to launch a bunch of new comics. Stripperella was one I believe. Turns out whomever was running the company was sort of crooked though, and almost immediately there was some shady stuff going on with investor money and stock, to the point where Stan disassociated himself with the company in any way. But of course they still had license to use his name in company dealings.

Fast forward to the modern day, and the company is now basically just a shell (I believe it's been bought and sold a few times as well), and some copyright trolls are using the Stan Lee name to claim that they have the rights to Spiderman, FF, etc and are suing the fark out of Disney. You know, because Stan apparently had exclusive rights to those characters he created and not Marvel (haha no), and somehow signed them all over to Stan Lee Media. Coincidentally Stan Lee Media only decided to take advantage of this after Mavel was purchased by Disney.

It's all just a ploy to try and get Disney to write a "Go Away" check.


That synopsis should go on Wikipedia.
 
2013-03-09 03:06:55 PM  
FTA: "The Walt Disney Co. is a 'holding company and as such does not conduct business in Colorado or anywhere else.'"

Allowing them to sue everyone on the planet who uses anything that resembles Mickey Mouse but making them immune from being sued for stealing whatever the hell they feel like?
 
2013-03-09 03:07:33 PM  
i275.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-09 03:41:59 PM  

Bloody William: I saw him at Comic-con and he's really looking frail.

Also, Ditko can thank Stan Lee for his success, because without Stan to temper his Objectivist insanity Spider-man would have been every bit as ranty and psychotic as Mr. A. Whose superpower is monologing about how you're wrong.


Actually Ditko didn't get nto Objectivism until he was well into his run in Spidey. You can see the physical changes in his characters. As he becomes more involved Peter and acquaintances begin looking more like Randian supermen.
 
2013-03-09 03:55:51 PM  

Bloody William: LucklessWonder: Bloody William: LucklessWonder: Bloody William: I saw him at Comic-con and he's really looking frail.

Also, Ditko can thank Stan Lee for his success, because without Stan to temper his Objectivist insanity Spider-man would have been every bit as ranty and psychotic as Mr. A. Whose superpower is monologing about how you're wrong.

So he'd be The Question?

/I think he was one of Ditko's objectivist heroes
//Aglets

Mr. A made the Question look like Fluttershy in comparison. Ditko basically became crazier and crazier until his heroes became just unpleasant.

WTF is a Fluttershy?

Me referencing a pony because I couldn't think of a better analogy. My point is the Question is mellow compared to Mr. A, named because of "A is A," the Socratic law of thought that was adopted by Objectivism to... basically make excuses for things.

[pinkie.mylittlefacewhen.com image 536x474]


Also, the modern "conspiracy nut" incarnation of The Question is way cooler than Ditko's version.
 
2013-03-09 03:59:38 PM  
Oh, and this is Mr. A's very first appearance:

forbiddenplanet.co.uk

You can tell he's an Objectivist just from the size of the speech balloons.
 
2013-03-09 04:41:34 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Oh, and this is Mr. A's very first appearance:

[forbiddenplanet.co.uk image 435x652]

You can tell he's an Objectivist just from the size of the speech balloons.


The LOVE of money!  It's "the love of money is the..."!!  FFS people.

/pet peeve
 
2013-03-09 05:22:01 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Oh, and this is Mr. A's very first appearance:


jayveeaitch.files.wordpress.com

I prefer the appearance of Mr F
 
2013-03-09 06:07:10 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Oh, and this is Mr. A's very first appearance:

[forbiddenplanet.co.uk image 435x652]

You can tell he's an Objectivist just from the size of the speech balloons.


So "Mr. A" stands for "Mr. Ayn", huh?
 
2013-03-09 06:15:03 PM  
You can't take it with you...

Let it go, you did good.
 
2013-03-09 07:03:44 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Smashed Hat: I hate to see 'Stan Lee' and 'health concerns' in the same sentence but the man IS 90 years old. Whatever you think of him, the man was a major player in creating the comic book industry as we know it.

Yeah, with the code words of "health concerns" thrown in there, and getting him deposed as soon as possible, it looks like The Man might be ready to go visit Uncle Ben.


Dude, spoiler alert!
 
2013-03-09 07:08:27 PM  

ZeroCorpse: HeartBurnKid: Oh, and this is Mr. A's very first appearance:

[forbiddenplanet.co.uk image 435x652]

You can tell he's an Objectivist just from the size of the speech balloons.

So "Mr. A" stands for "Mr. Ayn", huh?


No. It's the Randroid mating call of "A IS A!". Meaning, everything and everyone is either one thing or the other. Good or Evil. No greys whatsoever.

It's like having a real life SantaBot who sees you being nice 99% of the time, but that ONE time you were caught picking your nose? NAUGHTY! NAUGHTY! DIE DIE!
elblogdezoid.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-09 07:42:28 PM  
jack kirby would still have been great without stan lee

but steve ditko was pretty slap-dash as an artist
fr sure.
 
2013-03-09 07:45:51 PM  

Revek: He has looked frail in his last few cameos.  He is used to being deposed as for years he had to sue marvel to get paid.


That's what I actually thought the headline meant.  "So, what, he's not going to be King of Marvel anymore?"
 
2013-03-09 09:20:52 PM  

TV's Vinnie: ZeroCorpse: HeartBurnKid: Oh, and this is Mr. A's very first appearance:

[forbiddenplanet.co.uk image 435x652]

You can tell he's an Objectivist just from the size of the speech balloons.

So "Mr. A" stands for "Mr. Ayn", huh?

No. It's the Randroid mating call of "A IS A!". Meaning, everything and everyone is either one thing or the other. Good or Evil. No greys whatsoever.

It's like having a real life SantaBot who sees you being nice 99% of the time, but that ONE time you were caught picking your nose? NAUGHTY! NAUGHTY! DIE DIE!
[elblogdezoid.files.wordpress.com image 400x300]


I've read Rand, but I tend to stay away from Objectivists. They're prats.

Thanks for the warning, though!
 
2013-03-09 09:25:30 PM  

TV's Vinnie: No. It's the Randroid mating call of "A IS A!". Meaning, everything and everyone is either one thing or the other. Good or Evil. No greys whatsoever.

It's like having a real life SantaBot who sees you being nice 99% of the time, but that ONE time you were caught picking your nose? NAUGHTY! NAUGHTY! DIE DIE!


Oh, wait... I get it. So basically, the Randroids are just emulating this guy's philosophy:

info.hoganassessments.com
 
2013-03-09 10:38:43 PM  
HeartBurnKid:Also, the modern "conspiracy nut" incarnation of The Question is way cooler than Ditko's version.

You can thank Paul Dini for that.

/how The Question got to bed Huntress, I'll never know
 
2013-03-10 12:41:12 AM  

HeartBurnKid: Oh, and this is Mr. A's very first appearance:

[forbiddenplanet.co.uk image 435x652]

You can tell he's an Objectivist just from the size of the speech balloons.


Posted in the Rand Paul thread yesterday.  Here you go...

img404.imageshack.us
 
2013-03-10 01:06:14 AM  

snake_beater: HeartBurnKid:Also, the modern "conspiracy nut" incarnation of The Question is way cooler than Ditko's version.

You can thank Paul Dini for that.

/how The Question got to bed Huntress, I'll never know


That was more Greg Rucka.
 
2013-03-10 12:28:12 PM  

crotchgrabber: Maybe I don't have enough coffee in me, but that article isn't fully explaining to me who is suing who, and what for.

Also, this is a good time to mention that I just found a box of Marvel comics from the 60's and 70's. I think some of these are actually printed on blotter acid.


STAN LEE MEDIA, INC., Plaintiff, v. THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, Defendant.

Civil Action No. 12-cv-02663-WJM-KMT

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO

2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30322
 
2013-03-10 03:21:44 PM  
 
2013-03-10 03:22:59 PM  
i.chzbgr.com


fixed
 
2013-03-10 03:47:17 PM  

age/sex/check: [i.chzbgr.com image 476x572]


fixed


He's shredding the Death of Superman (or one of the millions of issues associated with it).  Talk about kicking a guy while he's down.
 
2013-03-11 02:16:04 AM  

Bondith: age/sex/check: [i.chzbgr.com image 476x572]


fixed

He's shredding the Death of Superman (or one of the millions of issues associated with it).  Talk about kicking a guy while he's down.


It's the actual issue. My shop had so many of them, that if we were to get one half shredded by Stan Lee, it would be worth at least 1700% more than the others. Roughly $5.
 
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