If you thought you could make it out of this week without a new comic book rights lawsuit, you were wrong.
ERB, Inc., the family company that administers the various intellectual properties owned or associated with the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, is suing Dynamite Entertainment for trademark infringement with respect to the publisher's line of comics based on Burroughs' John Carter of Mars and Tarzan material, seeking a surrender of profits as well as a recall of products sold specifically in the United Kingdom. Amusingly, the suit also specifically objects to Dynamite's famously plentiful and bawdy variant covers, describ
As comic book battles go, the legal conflict between Neil Gaiman and Spawn creator Todd MacFarlane was as huge, sprawling and intense as any involving super-powered titans trading punches, and even more long and drawn-out. After ten years in court, the dust is fin
As often as we praise sequential art for its sheer communication powers, it's like Uncle Ben (kind of) said: "With great power comes great responsibility."
Responsibility number one? Don't misinform your audience -- especially children.
Ah, lawsuits. Creator's rights are nothing to balk at, but copyright law is pretty much every comic fan's Kryptonite when it comes to Superman. The cat's legal history is harder to follow than his Silver Age continuity and it doesn't look like it's getting simpler any time soon after a recent legal summit between DC Comics and Superman creator Jerry Siegel's heirs failed to find any common ground last week