Legal Spotlight: Ghost Rider and the Gary Friedrich Appeal

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If you ever wondered how Jerry Siegel’s 1970s lawsuit against National Periodical Publications would have turned out if it had been decided today, this week’s Second Circuit ruling in the Gary Friedrich case has your answer.

Snowpiercer: The First Trailer is Here!

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We’re still waiting on that illusive release date, but the trailer for Captain America in Winter fighting Soldiers is here! I kid, I kid. It is in fact for Evans’ other film that I’ve called the most overlooked comics adaptation of the year… Snowpiercer.

Preview: AVENGERS ENDLESS WARTIME

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Marvel has released some preview pages for October’s AVENGERS: ENDLESS WARTIME, the first original graphic novel from Marvel in many years. Writer Warren Ellis, Marvel eic Axel Alonso and executive editor Tom Brevoort participated in a press call for the project. The book is intended for both new and existing readers and features an Avengers […]

On the Scene: Going Too Far? Humor in Comics with Cho, Dorkin, Bagge, Rickard at Heroes Con 2013

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Moderator Christopher Irving braced himself for a storm of strong personalities talking about their experiences pushing the boundaries of humor in comics, further complicated by the face that there were a gaggle of young teens in attendance to remind creators to try to put a lid on the almost unavoidable profanity that was bound to […]

Breaking news: the comics industry is not dying

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If there’s one phrase that frosts my scuppers these days it’s variations on the “comics are a dying industry” or “failing medium” or some other rote expression of gloom. This attitude goes back to the historic low self-esteem which many comics industry creators and professionals hold. It’s one of those deeply held beliefs that people […]

Appeals court revives Gary Friedrich’s Ghost Rider lawsuit

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When last we saw comics writer Gary Friedrich, he was badly losing a law suit to gain control of the character Ghost Rider and Marvel was telling him to pay back $17,000 in royalties for unauthorized Ghost Rider merchandise he was selling at cons. It was a dark day for creators, and everyone chalked it […]

INTERVIEW: Will Morris Comes to 2000AD!

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The Leeds Thought Bubble Convention is probably the best convention in the world. And, realising this, 2000AD’s editor Tharg decided to launch an annual art competition at the festival – with the winner winning the chance to have their artwork appear in a future issue of the magazine. 2012 saw artist Will Morris win the […]