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Stan Lee Sues Conan the Barbarian

Bestselling Learn Guitar on Android! Stan Lee Media, Inc., a company founded by comic book legend Stan Lee, wants a judge to rule that it is still the rightful owner of the character "Conan the Barbarian." In a lawsuit filed August 19 in federal court in L.A. and obtained by EW, SLMI is demanding 100% of the film's proceeds. The company claims its bankruptcy in 2001 would have prevented anyone from taking the rights to the Conan character away. In the suit, Stan Lee Media, Inc. claims the company was betrayed by a former lawyer who made an illegal deal to transfer the rights to another company that would later green-light this summer's "Conan" movie. Paradox bought the rights from Conan Properties and owns all 800 stories and poems that Robert E. Howard created. Since 2003, Paradox has, under its Conan Properties International label, released a slew of Conan products including a successful run of comics through Dark Horse, called "Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures" and other tie-in products leading up to the new film. Stan Lee Media's specific complaint against the current rights holders involves accusations of ignoring court procedures and failing to notify its shareholders properly of the rights transfer The poorly reviewed remake earned $10 million on its opening weekend, barely beating the debut of the original "Conan the Barbarian" in 1982. So what do you think? Is Stan Lee justified in profiting from the new Conan movie? Has anyone even seen it? Leave a comment below and let us know.
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