The epic battles in Stan Lee's comics may be nothing compared to the array of legal fights he's waging - which now includes a billion-dollar lawsuit against the company he co-founded.
Stan Lee is suing his former entertainment company POW!
POW! Entertainment was sold to a Chinese company, named Camsing, in 2017, but during negotiations, Lee claims he was in poor health and dealing with vision loss due to macular degeneration.
95-year-old Lee says they "forged or fraudulently obtained" his signature, in an attempt to steal his name, image, likeness and identity.
Lee claims in the complaint that Duffy and Champion "knew about [his] diagnosis of advanced macular degeneration, which has left him unable to read or drive on his own since about 2015, and they prayed (sic) on his infirmities while he was in a state of disrepair".
Lee claims he didn't fully understand what was happening.
Lee lost his longtime wife Joan, who died at the age of 93 last July. He even refused to give it to Disney.
Lee, who last month filed a case against his former manager Jerardo Olivarez for business fraud, has added him in the suit but not as defendent. While the Illegitimate Document purports to contain Lee's signature, Lee never knowingly signed it. someone, likely one of the Defendants, induced Lee to sign the Illegitimate Document by using a bait and switch tactic: "telling Lee it was something else", writes attorney Adam Grant in the complaint. "In addition, POW! took control of Lee's personal social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, thereby impersonating Lee before a combined 15 million followers worldwide".
"From now on, I will depend on you, my dear fans, to protect and defend me. You guys are my true superheros", posted his account recently.
Lee is seeking compensatory and punitive damages totalling $1 billion, rescission of the illegitimate document and injunctive relief.
Charges included in the lawsuit were claims of disgusting acts by manager including draining Lee of his blood with the intent of filling up custom-made pens with. "She was the girl I had been drawing all my life", Lee once recalled of his late wife.
Lee has faced a similar claim before.