Though the terms of the lawsuit settlement between Marvel and the Jack Kirby estate are under wraps, one thing is clear this week – King Kirby is getting the credit he deserves.
When you pick up All-New X-Men #33, Fantastic Four #12, Inhuman #7 andWolverine and the X-Men #11 you may have already seen a change to the credits page.
Interestingly, in addition to crediting Jack Kirby, Stan Lee is also listed where he wasn’t before. In the suit, the Kirby estate claims Jack created 45 characters for the company. Though Marvel has not stated what other titles Jack’s credit will appear in, if the settlement is all inclusive, look for Mr. Kirby’s name to appear more frequently in comics.
As far as monetary settlement goes, that is still being kept under wraps, though Bleeding Cool claims an insider close to the settlement has the Kirby children getting a mid eight figure chunk of change.
Keep your eyes close to the credits over the next couple of months and let us know where else you see Jack Kirby’s name.