Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Marvel Comics Sues to Keep X-Men

Marvel comics sued the children of its longtime writer Jack Kirby, disputing their claim that in 2014 Kirby’s estate will assume ownership of the X-Men and other characters he helped create. Kirby’s four adult children sued Marvel Worldwide in September 2009, claiming that their father, who also co-wrote “Spider-man,” “The Fantastic Four” and “The Incredible Hulk,” and other iconic comic titles, died in 1994 without proper payment or recognition for his work. Kirby’s children claimed the 1976 Copyright Act allowed them to serve Marvel with notices terminating its rights to their father’s work, beginning in 2014.

From Courthouse News Service.



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