Spider-Man, X-Men property of Colorado company? Inside Stan Lee Media lawsuit

Could the X-Men and other characters created by Stan Lee belong to a Colorado company? That's the contention of a lawsuit filed here by locally based Stan Lee Media, Inc. against The Walt Disney Company. The suit claims SLMI is entitled to "billions of dollars of profits" from movies and more even though Lee hasn't been involved with the company for years -- one of many complications in this zany case. Get details and see the lawsuit below.
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