Monday, April 09, 2012
Marvel vs Kirby: Brief For Appellees (Marvel)
There’s more, but you can read it all yourself, in all it's glory. All that's missing is the table of authorities, but as they're merely court cases and judgements, you're not missing anything. Although this is another salvo in this current battle, the war between Marvel Comics and the Kirby Heirs, which has been running since Jack Kirby split from Marvel in the early 1970s, might never be resolved to the satisfaction of all concerned. Such is the pity, as the Jack Kirby name should rightfully be placed alongside Stan Lee's on Marvel Comics ("Stan Lee & Jack Kirby Presents" would be a more accurate header for the Fantastic Four, Avengers and X-Men, along with a few others), but his name might not only be remembered as one of a visionary, but also that of a man who was at constant battle over his co-creations.