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Producers Accuse Warner Bros. of Hiding ‘Smallville’ Profits in DC Comics


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...

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Link Ink: Super Torture, ‘Rise of the Guardians’ and Tofu Zaku


Advertising: Ad Agency Tapsa used images of a tortured superhero promote the Fancine Film Festival in Spain.

Upcoming: Abrams ComicArts will release its Garbage Pail Kids hardcover on April 1, which features full-page art from the trading card line's first five series...

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Ghost Rider Creator Ordered to Stop Being Ghost Rider Creator, Pay Marvel $17,000


Gary Friedrich, the creator of Marvel Comics' demonic motorcyclist Ghost Rider, has been ordered by a judge to renounce his creator credit and pay $17,000 in damages to his former employer following a court battle that began in 2007 disputing legal ownership of the character...

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SLG Publishing Reaches Out to Fans For Legal Funds


Much-loved indie comics publishing house SLG Publishing is being sued threatened with legal action over a trademark issue involving one of their comics, and SLG head Dan Vado has sent out an open call for financial help to cover the large legal fees that resulted just from responding to the accusations, which have already cost SLG "well into five figures, more than we could possibly ever hope to recover publishing comics for the next two years...

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Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane at Legal Odds…Again


In a story that could also appeared under the headline, "Judge Compares Slutty Angels for Acclaimed Novelist," Neil Gaiman has returned to court over a copyright dispute with Todd McFarlane regarding characters he created for the "Spawn" series nearly two decades ago...

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Lawsuits Are The New Kryptonite: ‘Smallville’ Creators Miles Millar & Alfred Gough Sue Warner Bros.


Superman is already at the center of a legal battle between Warner Bros. and the estates of Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster, but a new party is getting in on the tug of war from an entirely different front...

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