Marvel has a history of handing out shitty treatment to creators - even by the standards of the industry. I'm not surprised by the ruling - but if DC can pay the Kirby Estate royalties on the New Gods, why can't Marvel give them anything?
Hell, why does Len Wein get more for Lucius Fox than he does for Wolverine?
...Hell, add insult to injury. Just e-mail each Marvel book's lettercol's know each an every month that a) you loved the story, b) should still have been dedicated to Jack, and c) was the best comic they pirated for that week. C) adds salt to the wounds by letting Marvel know that all they have to do to see your hard-earned dollars spent on their product again is to do the right thing and give Jack the proper financial and creative credits he's earned. And just as an added penalty to Marvel, give Roz some sort of credit as well, as she kept Jack going through those last couple of decades and inarguably deserves to be honored for her efforts!
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I would like to see some sort of comics union that also finds a way for retroactive royalties for guys who brought so much to the table.