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The Settlement Received By Jack Kirby’s Estate From Marvel And Disney For Not Going To The Supreme Court

At the New York Comic Con, one of the oft-discussed stories was the settlement between the estate of the late Jack Kirby, co-creator of the Hulk, Fantastic Four, Avengers, Captain America, X-Men, Silver Surfer and so much, represented by Marc …

Marvel To Respond To Kirby Request To The Supreme Court Today

Today, Marvel are due to respond to the case from Jack Kirby‘s family and estate, represented by Marc Toberoff, regarding the definition of work for hire in a freelance capacity – which the Supreme Court will be considering whether or …

On Independence Day, An Appeal For Creator Owned Rights For America

As comic book readers, you will no doubt be familiar wit the argument for creators rights, in a landscape where characters are owned by corporations and veteran creators often have to turn to charity for their final years, while their …

How The Supreme Court And Jack Kirby Could Change Everything

“I would like to suggest, to anyone in the media, that they won’t be wasting their time if they follow the ‘Jack Kirby rights at the Supreme Court’ story, more closely” – Neal Adams. He’s got a point. Currently the case …

Thursday Runaround – Fox, Warners And DC Taking A Gamble

FOX ALONSO There may be no black writers of any ongoing comics at Marvel or DC. But there’s certainly more of a latino prescence… Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso went on Fox Latino to talk about himself and the publisher. With …

Todd McFarlane Settles With Al Simmons, DC Try To Get Their Costs From Toberoff

We reported on what appeared to be a rather ridiculous legal suit earlier this year, when Todd McFarlane sued Al Simmons for representing himself as the inspiration for Todd’s creation Spawn. Despite Todd McFarlane’s publications often describing Al Simmons as… …

Siegels And Shusters Lose Case Over Superman Against DC Entertainment

Daniel Best of Oh Danny Boy presents the legal document that will give Marc Toberoff and the Siegel and Shuster estates an un-merry Christmas. But give DC Entertainment lawyers some festive cheer. That the judge has ruled “…the copyright termination …

Superman, Siegel And The Court Of Appeals

U.S. Court of Appeals yesterday heard arguments from Jerry Siegel‘s daughter, Laura Siegel Larson, over whether she can terminate agreements with DC Comics that have stood from 1938. The argument against is that DC states that Larson and her late …

New Twist In The Fight For Superman: $600,000 For Shuster’s Half?

Daniel Best, 20th Century Danny Boy, who is the go-to guy for following this and many other comic-related legal battles, reports today that there’s a surprising new development in the fight to control Superman.  Ahead of the anticipated November 2013 …

Friday Runaround – Turning Down $20,000,000

JockWatch: Jock’s cover to Jason Starr’s WolverineMAX coming from Marvel in October. This is Computo the Comic Link Conqueror speaking. I come for your women. But for now I merely collate comic-related bits and pieces online. One day I will …

Marc Toberoff Alleges Stan Lee Threatened His Own Brother Larry, In Jack Kirby Appeal

How ugly is this? As part of Marc Toberoff’s appeal against Marvel Comics on behalf of the estate of Jack Kirby, over gaining copyright of the likes of X-Men, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Thor and The Avengers, the paperwork goes straight …

Superman, DC Comics v. Pacific Pictures Corp, And The Toberoff Timeline

Like many comic book fans, I’ve been following the legal conflicts of recent years over the ownership of some of our favorite characters with a mixture of interest and concern. Our history is important to us in comics — in …

Full Ruling For Marvel’s Win Against Jack Kirby

Bleeding Cool presents the full document in today’s historic win by Marvel against Marc Toberoff and the estate of Jack Kirby in court. The New York court ruled today in the Kirby v Marvel case, finding that Kirby’s work was …

What’s In The Marc Toberoff – Superman Stolen Document?

Hollywood Reporter has revelaed what’s in the stolen documents that DC Comics is now being allowed to use in its case against Marc Toberoff, who is suing DC and Warner on behalf of the Siegel and Shuster estates for the …

DC Comics Can Use Stolen Documents Against Marc Toberoff

Variety reports that DC Entertainment may have just had an unexpected step up in their battle against lawyer Marc Toberoff in their battle to keep Superman. Marc Toberoff is representing the estates of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster against Warner …