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BOOM! Studios Comments On ‘Day Men’ Movie And Fair Creator Compensation

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With only one issue released so far, the BOOM! Studios series Day Men has already attracted serious Hollywood attention in the form a reported seven-figure deal for the film rights. Drawn by Brian Stelfreeze and co-written by Matt Gagnon (also BOOM! Editor-in-Chief) and Michael Allan Nelson, Day Men imagines vampires as clans of supernatural crime families secretly controlling everything in the world. The titular Day Men are specially trained human agents tasked with doing the vampires' dirty work during the day.

Because there have been some unfortunate circumstances with respect to films based on comics whose original creators are not compensated to their or their families' liking (or even credited), we reached out to the BOOM! and the Day Men team to see if the news was indeed good from their points of view.

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Jack Kirby’s Family Loses Appeal For Marvel Copyrights

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Tally another legal victory for the Big Two vs. comic creator heirs. A federal appeals court ruled today that the family of Jack Kirby, the artist who famously co-created characters including The Hulk, The Fantastic Four, Thor, The Silver Surfer and the X-Men, can claim no rights to those Marvel Comics characters.

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Match Your ‘Avengers’ Ticket Price with a Donation to the Hero Initiative [Opinion]

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In response to ethical concerns raised about Marvel's much anticipated The Avengers film, which is based on characters co-created by Jack Kirby and other comic book professionals who (or whose estates) will not benefit financially from the hugely popular motion picture, cartoonist Jon Morris offered a thoughtful proposal for conflicted fans who are mindful of the situation but do not wish to boycott

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Parting Shot: Chris Roberson Fired from ‘Fairest’ for His Statements about DC’s Ethics

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Writer Chris Roberson announced yesterday that he would seek no further work at DC Comics because of his concerns about the company's treatment of creators, though he intended to complete his planned work on the Fables spinoff Fairest. The professional fallout for his criticism of the publisher's ethics appears to have been swift, as Roberson posted

The Ethical Rot Behind ‘Before Watchmen’ & ‘The Avengers’ [Opinion]

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I made a conscious decision to stop supporting Marvel and DC with my money a while back. This decision was a long time coming, built on the back of my increasing uneasiness with how they do and have done business. The

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Fundraising Efforts Begin for Ghost Rider Creator Ordered to Pay Marvel $17,000 [Updated]

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The latest ruling in the legal struggle between Marvel and Ghost Rider creator Gary Friedrich took an even uglier turn this week, with Marvel stipulating that they will only drop their countersuit again Friedrich if he pays $17,000 for selling Ghost Rider merchandise at conventions. While $17,000 may not be a significant amount of money on a corporate scale, it does represent significant hard

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Batman T-Shirt Erases Dick Giordano’s Signature from Cover Art

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If you've been browsing through your local Target lately, you've probably seen the line of T-shirts they're selling that are based on the covers of classic Marvel and DC comics. They're actually pretty awesome, with a great selection of art on display, but when our pal Bully of Comics Oughta Be Fun picked up the

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