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On The Avengers and Creator's Rights

So The Avengers is a very successful movie. This has lead many comics fans to express their concern over the treatment of original creators in the industry, specifically of Jack Kirby. Creators' Rights controversy is nothing new, and there remains to this day ample reason to question the business dealings of The Big Two when it comes to how they compensate the men and women who work for/with them. Alan Moore has been and continues to be the victim of numerous shady deals at the hands of DC comics. But no one, with the possible exception of Seigel and Shuster, has suffered more than Jack "King" Kirby. [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on May 23, 2012 - 106 comments

The Inquisition of Mr. Marvel

On the (surprisingly complicated) legacy of Stan Lee (previously, previously)
posted by Joe in Australia on May 20, 2012 - 22 comments


Here is a Photoshop filter that can make Kirby dots.
posted by JHarris on Nov 30, 2011 - 19 comments

Kirby's family loses key round

Jack Kirby's family has lost what may the key round of its legal battle to win ownership of all Marvel Comics' most important characters. A judge has ruled Kirby always drew on a work-for-hire basis, and therefore never owned characters like Iron Man, The X-Men, The Fantastic Four, The Hulk, Thor and The Avengers in the first place. Fans of Marvel's most important founding artist are angry, and one big name comics artist proposes a boycott of Marvel comics and movies alike.
posted by Paul Slade on Aug 2, 2011 - 81 comments

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