What about Jack? Kirby estate files notice of copyright reversion aainst Marvel, Disney, Sony, Universal, Paramount…

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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3 Responses

  1. Tony Isabella says:

    Quick comments because I've got dozens of things to do today.I'm already tired of websites calling this a "lawsuit" when it's no such thing. It's notification of actions that will be taken in accordance with copyright laws. No one is suing anyone yet, though I have no doubt that will come.I'm all for the Kirby estate getting everything the law allows. I'm also hoping Disney/Marvel will be smarter than DC/Warner and work up a settlement that both parties can live with.The lawyer and firm representing the Kirby estate is quickly becoming the "go to" law firm for comics creators. There could be more actions of this sort in the near future. To save the obvious questions, no, I'm not one of them and I haven't contacted the firm. Let's face it. As much as I love Black Lightning, he's hardly in the same weight class as Superman or half the Marvel Universe.Tony

    • Glenn Hauman says:

      I'm sure there will be a lawsuit, even though there isn't one yet. If nothing else, I believe the underlying issue of whether all of Jack's creations are work-for-hire or not is still unresolved.

  2. Tony Isabella says:

    What I really wish comics fans and comics journalists would grasp is that: just because a publisher claims something is work-for-hire doesn't automatically make it work-for-hire. Publishers have been known to lie. Frequently.