Stan Lee's Co. Sued Over Sports Superhero Idea

Law360, New York (September 26, 2011, 3:39 PM EDT) -- A Hollywood manager filed a lawsuit Thursday against a partnership involving comic book legend Stan Lee's production company, claiming he was improperly shut out of a joint venture to turn NHL mascots into a superhero franchise.

Adam Asherson's California state court complaint alleges that he was part of the initial idea to turn professional sports team mascots into sports-themed superheroes, and developed the plan together with a fellow Hollywood manager, Anthony Chargin, starting in March 2003.

It took seven years before the idea came to fruition...
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