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September 21, 2009

Jack Kirby's children file suit against Marvel asking for a share of Kirby's copyrights

THE BEAT -- Kirby family files for copyright reassignment This is huge. HUGE.
Last week, Jack Kirby’s four children filed notices of copyright termination for 45 characters . The LA Times has details. This is the same legal maneuver that the Siegel family employed to get back their half of the Superman copyright. Notices were sent to Marvel, Disney, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures, suggesting that the 45 characters include many already being made into successful movie franchises. Kirby, of course, co-created the Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and hundreds more of Marvel’s 5000 characters. Copyright termination allows creators to apply for copyright reassignment after the term of the original contract runs out. Under copyright law, creators and co-creators can seek to regain copyrights they previously assigned to a company 56 years after first publication and can give notice of their intentions to do so up to 10 years before that. Kirby’s children would be eligible to claim their father’s share of the copyright of the Fantastic Four in 2017, while the Hulk would come up in 2018 and X-Men in 2019. The copyrights would then run for 39 more years before expiring, after which the characters would enter the public domain under current law. The Kirby family is being represented by lawyer Marc Toberoff, who also handles the Siegel case. In Hollywood, he is known as a relentless litigator — he also represented the creator of The Dukes of Hazzard in a successful claim against Warner Bros.

September 18, 2009

FreakAngels | Episode 0069

FreakAngels | Episode 0069 fa0069.jpg FREAKANGELS is a free, weekly, ongoing comic written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Paul Duffield.

September 17, 2009

The Amazing Cynicalman goes to the show

Hamtramck's own... Matt Feazell's Home-made Home Page | 2009 cm0000.gif

September 16, 2009

Ye Olde Insurance Industry

story.jpg (JPEG Image, 619x565 pixels) This is from 2001. So much has changed since then, eh?

September 11, 2009

Fantasy Football vs. Dungeons & Dragons

Sheldon™ Comic Strip: Daily Webcomic by Dave Kellett

FreakAngels | Episode 0068

FreakAngels | Episode 0068 fa0068.JPG FREAKANGELS is a free, weekly, ongoing comic written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Paul Duffield.

September 08, 2009

The most homoerotic Batman/Superman comic ever

Chris's Invincible Super-Blog Here is a sample, but please check out the whole thing courtesy of Chris Sims:

Achewood -- The archenemy of the squirrel

Achewood -- February 1, 2002

September 07, 2009

Ng Suat Tong On Writing, Collaboration and Superheroes

The Comics Reporter This is a wonderful piece wherein Ng Suat Tong examines the current state of comics and finds it wanting. The reason? The writing is (mostly) simple storyboarding and fails to use the comics medium in ways in which the art and prose work together to compliment or critique each other. If you have any interest in comics, you should read this. Big thanks to Jeff Lester for sharing this link.

September 06, 2009

"Lie Bot, what is the saddest thing?"

Achewood � November 5, 2001

September 05, 2009

FreakAngels | Episode 0067

FreakAngels | Episode 0067 fa0067.JPG FREAKANGELS is a free, weekly, ongoing comic written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Paul Duffield.

August 28, 2009

FreakAngels | Episode 0066

FreakAngels | Episode 0066 FA0066.JPG FREAKANGELS is a free, weekly, ongoing comic written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Paul Duffield.
FreakAngels Volume 3 Coming in Nov. It’s almost time for FreakAngels Volume 3 — the third volume of the print edition of the acclaimed Warren Ellis / Paul Duffield webcomic will hit stores in November 2009. Watch Whitechapel, warrenellis.com, and avatarpress.com for details in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the first two volumes are in print and available.

August 26, 2009

Chris Ware does 826 Michigan a solid, is awesome

Onward_Robotsb43Standard.png Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment | Chris Ware’s charity robot T-shirt
Cartoonist Chris Ware has created a T-shirt that's currently available at Woot.com's T-shirt site to benefit 826michigan, a nonprofit tutoring and writing center in Ann Arbor. It also features a subject near and dear to our hearts. The shirt is currently $10 with free standard shipping, and after today the price will go up to $15 if there are even any left. So order fast!

August 25, 2009

How to: Make a Glowing Green Lantern Ring

How to make a Green Lantern ring- including a glowing version!

August 24, 2009

XKCD -- The Tech Support Flow Chart

xkcd - A Webcomic - Tech Support Cheat Sheet

August 14, 2009

FreakAngels | Episode 0065

FreakAngels | Episode 0065 fa0065.JPG FREAKANGELS is a free, weekly, ongoing comic written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Paul Duffield.