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Marvel Co-Founder Stan Lee May Play The Same Character In All His Movie Cameos

Not true. You know it isn’t.

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It’s nice that BVS:DOJ is playing off the nihilistic shit that was MOS. Still. Doesn’t justify the nihilistic shit that was MOS. (Did I say that some of the nihilistic shit was due to Warner’s product placement in the film?)

It’s nice that BVS:DOJ is playing off the nihilistic shit that was MOS. Still. Doesn’t justify the nihilistic shit that was MOS. (Did I say that some of the nihilistic shit was due to Warner’s product placement in the film?)

Licensed DC Comics tees draw accusations of sexism

Following public outcry from two licensed t-shirts widely deemed sexist, DC Comics CBR News has received an official response via a DC Entertainment spokesperson. The statement says DC agrees the messages are offensive, and that changes may be made in the licensed products process going forward.

"May".

Christ, what a bunch of assholes.

If the licensing agreement doesn’t have a provision for retroactively un-approving approval on making DC look bad, I’ll be a little surprised.

Then again, it’s the Nu DC.

Female Thors and Caps are a dime a dozen, but you never see Fin Fang Foom cosplay.

Female Thors and Caps are a dime a dozen, but you never see Fin Fang Foom cosplay.

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bookofdoomed:

twentiethcenturykid:

KIDS CANDY CULTURE!
Items From The Bubble Gum Vault
Marvel Sugar Free Gum And Comic
Circa 1978
Marvel Presents Sub Mariner

Amused!

bookofdoomed:

twentiethcenturykid:

KIDS CANDY CULTURE!

Items From The Bubble Gum Vault

Marvel Sugar Free Gum And Comic

Circa 1978

Marvel Presents Sub Mariner

Amused!

ratscape

bookofdoomed:

brianmichaelbendis:

X-Men on the covers of TV Guide (2000)

I remember this!

Marvel And The Kirby Family Settle Ahead Of Potential SCOTUS Pick-Up Of Case | The Comics Reporter

For I hope the last time:

The family theoretically could have won up to three things: Money, credit and/or ownership (whole or part).

If anyone ever seriously thought there was an actual possibility of that last, specially at the Supreme Court, they’re, well, wrong. (I am open to a persuasive argument. But I just can’t see five Supremes willing to throw out work for hire. I mean, really, empowering creators at the expense of Big Business. Those assholes are really willing to do that.)

So, in my observer’s opinion, this case kept going running on that delusion. A company that gave Robert Downey a $40 or 50M bonus and ScarJo $20M can sure well find enough for the estate in exchange for stipulating that they agree they have no claim to ownership. And creator’s credits even more so. And I think the delusion was a bigger block than coming up for a number. When much Kirby keratin fueled the third highest grossing film ever (for now, I mean), money couldn’t possibly be much of a problem.

Now claims on copyrights…. That aspect was crap. No proof of anything, and the scenario made no sense: Kirby would be asked to come up with a character, which he would do — in only one instance did he bring one that had been created years earlier — and what he brought would be used if and how his client would see fit. Tell me how you get to ownership from there. Please.

johnbyrnedraws

johnbyrnedraws:

John Byrne’s, “On Creator’s Rights” from Comics Scene #2. 1982.

Proud to be a cog.

(via themarvelageofcomics)

Banal as the concept was — any creator who’s cool with the Hays Office standards has problems right out of the box — this is gorgeous.

Banal as the concept was — any creator who’s cool with the Hays Office standards has problems right out of the box — this is gorgeous.


Legend has it that Toth quit DC in the early 50s when he came to the office during Julie Schwartz’s lunch for a check and Schwartz refused to interrupt his lunchtime card game to oblige the freelancer.
25 or 30-odd years later, here’s Toth do his last work for DC: A couple of Superman/Batman stories for the foreign markets, later reprinted in the USA for… Julie Schwartz.
Entire funny book story here; not great Toth, but still Toth.

Legend has it that Toth quit DC in the early 50s when he came to the office during Julie Schwartz’s lunch for a check and Schwartz refused to interrupt his lunchtime card game to oblige the freelancer.

25 or 30-odd years later, here’s Toth do his last work for DC: A couple of Superman/Batman stories for the foreign markets, later reprinted in the USA for… Julie Schwartz.

Entire funny book story here; not great Toth, but still Toth.

Quote of the Day | Jimmy Palmiotti on 'Harley Quinn's' success Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources - Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources

Agreed.

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In the fullness of time, all things come to an end: Futures, worlds, even month-long publishing initiatives. And so Wednesday brought with it the final batch of Futures End specials from DC Comics.

Of this week’s 10 releases, I read four, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that most of those were pretty good … and at least two of them even tied in to the events of The New 52: Futures End, the weekly series that nominally gives the one-shots a reason to exist.

'Futures End' Month, Week 4: Did they save the best for last? | Robot 6 @ Comic Book ResourcesRobot 6 @ Comic Book Resources

What’s better than a tie-in that doesn’t tie in with the series with which it holds itself out as tying in?

Spoiler: That was a rhetorical question.

SPIDER-MAN: THE CASE FOR KIRBY

As I’ve doped it out, Kirby was asked essentially for a proposal for a new character and in response brought Lee the unsold Simon/Kirby/Oleck/Jacobson/maybe Beck Silver Spider. But before that time, Simon, with Kirby, had made slight changes and sold it to Archie where it ran as The Fly.

At some point, Ditko saw it and, let’s say, warned Lee that they were heading to a huge plagiarism stink — running essentially an identical character as another publisher was already selling usually isn’t cool.

Great reconstruction of what happened.

The only problem is Stan Taylor’s theory. Fits damn well, except for the complete lack of proof. In other words, very persuasive that it could have happened. And the lack of proof doesn’t mean that it’s not more or less what happened.

And there’s this: To my knowledge, the part attributed to Ditko above? It explains Spider-Man, but really says nothing about how we ended up with the Peter Parker which we did. Maybe Kirby brought that to the table, as it were, and the set up struck a chord with Ditko. So if the Spider-Man we got has no Kirby in it, maybe the Peter Parker we got is the King’s creation in whole or in part and not so much Ditko’s.

Before his time at EC, Jack Kamen drew… Blue Beetle — a character with great longevity, only had one, brief run worth shit — Ditko’s, at Charlton.
Entire story here.

Before his time at EC, Jack Kamen drew… Blue Beetle — a character with great longevity, only had one, brief run worth shit — Ditko’s, at Charlton.

Entire story here.