Of Mice and Men and Cedalion

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 Of Mice and Men and Cedalion

So, this weekend in Anaheim (home of Disneyland), the D23 Expo is taking place.

Dedicated to All Things Disney, this show will feature Marvel Comics for the first time, with  appearances by Joe Quesada, Kevin Feige, and Marvel creators.

Joe Quesada will be hosting a panel on Sunday, at 10:15 AM.

legends statue picture Of Mice and Men and CedalionFriday morning, Disney hosted their annual “Disney Legends” ceremony, inducting eleven members.  Mark Evanier has commentary and video.

When the Kirby verdict was announced, I immediately wondered if any Marvel creators had been “legendized”.  The official site doesn’t show any (not too suprising, given the recent acquisition), although Carl Barks, Floyd Gottfredson, and Al Taliaferro have been honored in the past.

I hope someone pulls a “Batgirl” and questions Mr. Quesada about the “legends” of Marvel, and how Marvel honors their contributions to Marvel’s legacy.  Given the concentrated nature of the fan-fest at “The Happiest Place on Earth”, it is very unlikely.  So I’ll ask them here!

  • Why are there so few “created by” credits in Marvel comic books?
  • What compensation has been paid to those creators once a movie has gone into production?
  • Does Marvel pay royalties for all reprints?  Does this include images used in merchandising, such as the posters sold in the Marvel Print Store?
  • Do you feel that Marvel’s reputation among creators has been tarnished over the various copyright lawsuits?  Do you feel that creators would be hesitant to create new characters for Marvel, when there exist other, more lucrative alternatives?

Oh, and Cedalion?  Nanos gigantium humeris insidentes, and all that.

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