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In what could only be considered a victory for Ghost Rider co-creator Gary Friedrich, Marvel Comics has apparently offered a settlement in his case against the publisher for ownership of the character.
Friedrich's attorney informed a federal judge in New York that the creator and Marvel have worked out a deal to dismiss the lengthy case without having to go to trial. The details of that deal haven't been revealed and the agreement hasn't yet been fully executed.
And the legal troubles surrounding Superman just keep coming for Warner Bros. Not only is the company in a never-ending battle over ownership for the character with the family of co-creator Jerry Siegel, but now it faces a new wrinkle in an entirely different lawsuit over royalties from the long-running Smallville TV show: Was DC Comics used as an excuse to shortchange the producers of the show by more than ten million dollars...