The Legal View: The Missing Siegel Check

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The most revealing development in the Siegel case since I last wrote for The Beat involves a check. Not the check issued to Siegel and Shuster in exchange for the Superman copyright, but one that DC has apparently* not written–payment to the Siegel family for Grant Morrison’s relaunch of Action #1.

Catwoman's Guillem March gets his own art book

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Artist Guillem March’s work on CATWOMAN has gotten a lot of attention — although not for the best reasons. But before he pencilled superheroes book for DC, he had a busy career in his native Spain as a pin-up artist. Now Image is showcasing that side of his art in a new book slated for January. PR below:

From the vaults: The Kirkman/Liefeld Killraven that never came out

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Here’s another lost comic: a Killraven mini series by the dynamic duo of Robert Kirkman and Rob Liefeld. Although FIVE issues were finished, it has never been printed and doesn’t look that will change any time soon. In 2007 Kirkman told CBR all about the series:

To Do (Saturday/at any Hampton hotel/your living room)

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This weekend is Portfolio Day at The Center for Cartoon Studies. Prospective students cram into the Colodny for a day of tours, faculty talks and portfolio reviews. Their age range is all over the place, fourteen years of age to fifty. Some don’t want to come to the school but know that they are on the right track with comics.

It takes an army of men to stop the Hulk…or draw him

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Since the olden days of the Marvel Bullpen, it has been tradition to draft an army of freelancers to do an overnight rush to get a book out on time. This week, the week-early release of HULK #2 on comiXology due to a computer error gave everyone who managed to snag a copy before it was withdrawn a chance to peruse the credits and they were a wonderful tribute to this Bronze Age tradition:

Looks like they might be casting for Luke Cage after all

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A recent interview with TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN PART 1 and Dexter scripter Melissa Rosenberg got an update on her development of the Marvel comic Alias as as TV show called AKA Jessica Jones — and yes Luke Cage will be included:

DC's Rood and Wayne talk New 52 sales

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DC’s sales and marketing meastros John Rood and Bob Wayne give their post-game interview over in a two-part interviews at ICv2, so instead of Andrea Kremer they get Milton Greipp. Rood isn’t hiding the sports metaphor in talking about who, how and how many of the New 52 sold and who bought it.

Kibbles 'n' Bits, 11/11/11

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We had to commemorate today’s once in a lifetime date with some kibbles, now didn’t we? Seth, Alison Bechdel, and the greatest day of Obama’s life.

Spider-Man musical claims another victim

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After months of peaceful performances, this was a rocky week for the Spider-Man musical. On Tuesday original director Julie Taymor sued over royalties and on Wednesday there was yet another injury to the cast. Back-up Spidey Matthew James Thomas, who plays the title role at matinees Wednesday and Saturday, was injured backstage while racing from one scene to another. The injury required a 10-minute pause in the musical, a trip to the hospital, and stitches for Thomas.

RIP: Mick Anglo

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Marvelman creator Mick Anglo died last week at age 96, Bleeding Cool reports. Although best known as the actual creator of Marvelman– later Miracleman– whose resurrection by Alan Moore and Garry Leach led to one of the most bizarre rights battles in comics history, Anglo had a long career as a writer (sometimes under the name Jonny Dekker) and artist, from 1940 onwards.

Although involved in at least one legal wrangle for his character in recent years, Anglo settled up his end of things, and Marvel has recently been reprinting his early Marvelman/Miracleman adventures.

When Victoria's Secret did Superheroes

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Cosplayers rejoice! The theme at this year’s Victoria Secret fashion show was superheroes!