Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore Settle “The Walking Dead” Lawsuits
Everything is all settled between Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore, and everybody is happy happy. At least, that’s what the joint statement says…
The deal reached today brings to a close separate suits against Robert Kirkman from his former comics partner Anthony Moore in federal court and the California Superior Court. No details were revealed about their “amicable agreement” today, in which “all parties have settled the entire matter to everyone’s mutual satisfaction”, according to a joint statement. Moore filed suit last month seeking a jury trial and “a declaratory judgment that he is a joint author” of the comic on which the AMC series The Walking Dead is based, as well as co-ownership of other properties he says he created with Kirkman. In a February suit, he sought rights and royalties that he said Kirkman promised him; Moore is credited on the first six issues of The Walking Dead comics as “penciler, inker grey tones.” In March, Kirkman counterclaimed against Moore, saying he overpaid him and that Moore violated their confidentiality agreement.
And the suit is settled just in time for the third season premiere of The Walking Dead on AMC on October 14. Would that the battle between AMC and Dish Network would be settled so easily.
In other Robert Kirkman news, EW has an interview with him and an 8-page preview of the new comic from Skybound, Clone.
- ROBERT KIRKMAN & TONY MOORE: The Lawsuit is Over (newsarama.com)
- Robert Kirkman And Tony Moore Settle Over The Walking Dead (bleedingcool.com)
- Tony Moore files suit for co-ownership of The Walking Dead and other properties (comicsbeat.com)