Kevin Maguire Talks Valiant And Acclaim Contracts

With the news of the return of Quantum And Woody from Valiant, a property that Valiant representatives assures me that they own 100%. That seemed a different deal from the one originally agreed at Valiant/Acclaim a decade or two ago.

1-1Kevin Maguire commented on the Bleeding Cool forum, saying;

We Acclaim creators signed contracts before we started working on our projects that had a clause saying we could buy the rights to the material back for half the profits the material made in the previous 3 years. Several years after Acclaim went under, Priest and Bright tried to get the Q/W rights and were told that the contracts we signed were never submitted to a different division of Acclaim and were thus considered invalid. Someone else came in and bought up all the Valiant/Acclaim leaving us with nothing. I’ve been following what Priest/Bright were doing because I wanted the rights to Trinity Angels back. But the legal fees it would cost to get it back would just be too much for us. I’m pretty sure Priest/Bright are not pleased with the new Q/W, but I don’t know that for a fact. As I said, I know if they went in and re-vamped Trinity Angels, I would be furious. There are only three properties that sprung completely from my imagination-Strikeback, Trinity Angels, and Tanga. I consider them my children and would not abide anyone else giving voice to those characters.

It all feels a little Before Watchmen doesn’t it?

BOD_002_COVER-C_KANO

Advanced Look At Book Of Death #2, The Fall Of Ninjak #1 And Legends Of The Geomancer #2

2007243-alfredatyourservice

Batman: Arkham Knight From The Butler’s Perspective - Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

t8THM8v

A Few Other #MarvelOctober Relaunches We Previously Didn't Know About (UPDATE)

ennieslogo

Tabletop RPG Award Nominates Copyright Infringing Game For Multiple Awards(UPDATE)

1435628304306

A Female Starlord For Guardians Of The Galaxy? #MarvelOctober (UPDATE)

Super Mario: Spikers Is A Neat Cancelled Project That Mixed Volleyball And Wrestling

AliceChaos01-Cov-A-Chin

Tim Seeley Brings Alice Cooper And Evil Ernie Together For Dynamite

A Look At Bleeding Cool's Panels For SDCC '15

Uncharted_4_Thief's_end

Eight Months Of Work On Uncharted 4 Was Thrown Out After New Creatives Came In

aZmDxIv

An... All-Old Hawkeye? From Jeff Lemire And Ramon Perez #MarvelOctober (UPDATE)