Stan Lee is back in the headlines--and is back on social media!
The creator of Spider-Man, the Avengers and Marvel has filed a billion dollar lawsuit against his former company, POW! Entertainment, and current CEO Shane Duffy, and Gill Champion, claiming they tricked him into signing documents that handed over the company to the Chinese, which includes the use of his name.
The lawsuit says Stan Lee would have never signed the documents in 2017 and claims he was in poor health, dealing with vision loss due to macular degeneration, and he was also grieving over the death of his wife, Joan.
Stan Lee says he would never have signed over the use of his name - "the most important and prized possession Lee and his family owned his entire life" - and points to the fact he wouldn't let Disney use his name when he signed a million dollar movie deal with them (via TMZ).
The legendary creator has also recently gained control of his Twitter account and posted for the first time ever, including a video to the fans.
"I just want to tell you, I love your comments on Twitter," Lee tweeted. "I don't know how much I have been missing now that I seem them. I just want you to know that I appreciate everything you say and do. I love you all, and let's keep up this great relationship. Excelsior!"
Thank you twitter. I finally learned how to post a video thanks to you guys. pic.twitter.com/SiSqnNakd9— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) May 16, 2018
Today was the first day I ever did a tweet myself. Before today, my account was done by others. I still do not have control of my Facebook. Someone else is doing it, NOT me.— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) May 13, 2018
Excelsior!— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) May 13, 2018
Happy mothers day! I maybe 95 years old, but I still miss my lovely mother Celia. Please enjoy this special day and tell them I send them my love and best wishes.— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) May 13, 2018
How do I post a video on twitter? I want to answer your questions.— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) May 14, 2018
Help! Someone has hijacked my Facebook and Instagram. I want everyone to know whoever is writing them is a fraud and is impersonating me. How do I get them back? Can you guys help?— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) May 15, 2018
From now on, I will depend on you, my dear fans, to protect and defend me. I love you guys and am so happy I have control of my twitter account back. You guys are my true superheros.— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) May 15, 2018
I had so much fun at the Avengers film premiere with my dear friend @KeyaMorgan and Vin Diesel. But I think I'm stronger than both of them. Make sure to go and see the film. pic.twitter.com/W0Iw3FqnxD— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) May 15, 2018
I'm still trying to figure out how to do a live stream to answer the questions of my lovely fans. Soon we can talk face to face.— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) May 15, 2018