Did you know why Michael Jackson attempted to purchase Marvel Comics?
Michael Jackson attempted to purchase Marvel Comics back in the early 90’s so that he could produce his own movie in which he would have been Spider-man, according to splashpage.mtv.com.
As chronicled by The Comics Journal in an August 2005 article, Jackson met with Stan Lee and Peter Paul of the newly formed Stan Lee Media to investigate the possibility of buying Marvel Comics.
“After we built SLM into a public company with a market cap almost twice Marvel’s, we talked with Michael Jackson about teaming up to buy Marvel,” the article quotes Paul. “I have a videotape of Michael in our offices for over two hours, seeing what we were doing.”