The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan Returning for 6 of Season 9’s First 8 Episodes

Though news of The Walking Dead‘s Lauren Cohan returning to the AMC series was first announced in April 2018, word that the actress’ comedy-action pilot Whiskey Cavalier had been picked up for series by ABC reignited the “Maggie’s leaving the show” rumor mill. To update the matter, AMC has confirmed that Cohan will be returning […]

King Ezekiel Actor Defends Lauren Cohan in ‘Walking Dead’ Contract Dispute

I still stand behind my initial thoughts on Lauren Cohan‘s ongoing contractual back-and-forth with AMC‘s The Walking Dead for Maggie to return to the long-running hit series for Season 9. Now, having said that? Yeah, I’m starting to get a wee bit concerned — especially when cast members start voicing their support over social media. […]

That DC Comics Contract Issue, Expanded

RT @bleedingcool Why The New DC Comics Royalty Deal Is A Bum One For Many Creators — Jimmy Palmiotti (@jpalmiotti) July 3, 2014 Chew on this awhile… RT @bleedingcool: Why The New DC Comics Royalty Deal Is A Bum One For Many Creators — robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) July 3, 2014 So that was our […]

An Alan Moore Interview For £700 – From 1987

“If Jim Shooter and Dick Giordano wrestled, who would win?” “The mud” Alan Moore has declared that he won’t give any more interviews, apart from those promoting new works. And considering the effect each interview he gives has on the comic internet, they are going to be missed. So how about an old interview, from […]

A Publishing Deal, Uncovered

It’s unusual for comic book creators to talk about their pay situations. It’s not the done thing. And then it sometimes it gets too much and it explodes everywhere, injuring various passer bys. Look forward to a piece on just such an incident tomorrow. But then John Byrne has never really cared for the done […]

Contracts Assigning Copyright From 1978 Could Be Null And Void In 2013

Well now, here’s a thing. Section 203 of the 1978 US Copyright Act allows authors to cut away any contract after 35 years. Which is in 2013. Funny how that suddenly caught up with us? That doesn’t affect contracts signed before then. It also doesn’t (yet) affect any contracts signed after that, including those that […]

Looking At A Contract From Bluewater Productions

I’ve been running a number of articles recently on comic creators who have been unpaid on certain comic projects – and in some cases actually getting them paid. But I had one complaint recently from a creator who had not been paid for their work for Bluewater. They sent me the contract and then told […]

The Ethics Of Before Watchmen

This article was published at Bleeding Cool at the beginning of December last year, under the title The Ethics Of Watchmen 2. Due to popular request, it is being reprinted on the front page today. Whoever is involved, whenever it is scheduled, DC Comics do seem to be continuing with the production of a series […]