Ghost Rider Decision Overturned – Gary Friedrich Vs Marvel Comics Could Go To Trial

gary

The Hollywood Reporter has the latest on the legal situation between Ghost Rioder co-creator Gary Friedrich and publisher Marvel Comics over the ownership of the flame haired supernatural biker.

When last we heard, the court had found against Friedrich, and even that he owed Marvel Comics thousand of dollars for use of the Ghost Rider name at comic conventions. It was stated he wouldn’t even be able to advertise himself as the co-creator of Ghost Rider.

Now the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has overthrown that ruling, and is saying that the contracts that Friedrich signed are ambiguous and that it should go to a full trial to decide whether Friedrich has an ownership stake in Ghost Rider or not.

The question is whether Marvel will risk such a trial, given the existence of two major movies, toys and considerable licensing, or decide to settle.

Either way, I don’t see Friedrich having to pay that $17,000 back any time soon.

Jus4

Joe Jusko Counts Down To 2016 Marvel Masterpieces

Swipe File: Marty Scurll’s The Villain Vs Jim Lee’s Joker

renegades

Renegades Fan Series Removes Star Trek Elements In The Wake Of New Guidelines

Darkness Is Spreading In A Preview Of Next Week’s Outcast

13497795_10154898081030130_2326449214236649326_o

Bethany Marsh And *That* Harry Potter Dress…

A Very American Oni – Carl Buchanan At Denver Comic Con 2016

Jesse_Quick_Violett_Beane

Violett Beane Will Be Back As Jesse Quick On Flash Season 3

The Man Who Writes Black Mesa And Also Small Press Comics – Ben Truman At Denver Comic Con 2016

An Open Letter To Axnar’s Alec Peters From Siike Donnelly

It’s Spelt “Eyesis” – Talking With David Espy and Alex Delia At Denver Comic Con 2016