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I'm sure it's arson week here in Adelaide - it's not a full moon is it? These photos are the aftermath of a shop fire in James Place this morning - as usual I was stumbled onto it and took some snaps. No word on what happened just yet, but as word comes to hand I'll be sure to post it.
On the plus side I hear that the police have captured the Florist arsonist from last week. Damned good result!!!
MARVEL SUES THE CHILDREN OF LEGENDARY COMIC BOOK CREATOR JACK KIRBY New York, NY, January 8, 2010 – Marvel Entertainment, LLC today sued the four children of legendary comic book creator, artist and writer Jack Kirby ( 1917-1994) for exercising their rights under the Copyright Act to recapture their father's copyrights. The prolific Jack Kirby co-authored Marvel's most famous and valuable properties including X-Men, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, The Mighty Thor, Iron Man, Magneto, Spider-Man, Dr. Doom, The Avengers, and Nick Fury.
Kirby, known among comic book fans as Jack "The King" Kirby, is today one of the most celebrated comic book talents of all time, widely lauded for his ground-breaking work in The New York Times and by creative talent such as Pulitzer prize winner, Michael Chabon. Yet Jack Kirby and his family have never received even the slightest share of the great fortune his co-creations have generated for Marvel. Sadly, Jack died without proper…