In an expanded ruling, the heirs of Jerry Siegel have nabbed even more Superman rights in their lawsuit with DC Comics.Â Judge Stephen Larson has ruled that the family has successfully recaptured (and are co-owners of) the rights to the following works: (1) Action Comics No. 1 (subject to the limitations set forth in the Courtâ€™s previous Order); (2) Action Comics No. 4; (3) Superman No. 1, pages three through six, and (4) the initial two weeksâ€™ worth of Superman daily newspaper strips. Ownership in the remainder of the Superman material at issue that was published from 1938 to 1943
J. Michael Straczynski has confirmed to CBR that he is indeed leaving Thor. I agonized over this for months, then finally — and I’m trying to remember when the email chain took place, but I think it was somewhere either just before or just after the first of the year — I went to the ever-patient and wonderful [editor] Warren Simons, and the equally patient, warm and fuzzy [Publisher] Dan Buckley, and said of the coming event, “I really, really hate this, because creatively I’m having the time of my life, but I think I need to let go of
Marvel is adapting an interesting Disney concept to find writers to develop scripts for the company’s pantheon of characters and titles it would like to turn into feature films. Marvel will invite up to five writers each year to work on specific projects, said a source familiar with the deal. Those could include staffers behind Marvel’s comicbooks. Tenpercenteries around town are currently pitching potential candidates with writing samples. The company will provide the specific pitches it wants the scribes to tackle. Those could involve certain plot points for movies already in development or characters it would like to see in
Warren Ellis, Alan Davis, and Adi Granov have teamed up for Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes, as two-part tie-in to Warren Ellis’ Astonishing X-Men arc. Marvel Comics has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the first issue that arrives October 15, 2008.
Our friends over at Boom! Studios have let us know that Keith R. A. DeCandido will be writing the comic book adaption of the Farscape mini-series for the company.Â Fans of Farscape know DeCandido’s name from his work on House of Cards, one of the Farscape novels that came out in 2001. “Words cannot describe how thrilled I am to be returning to FARSCAPE. Writing HOUSE OF CARDS was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my career, and I was always sorry I didn’t get to do more work in the universe,” said DeCandido.Â “Re-immersing myself in the wild
Sorry Potter fans, you’ll have to wait until next summer to watch Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.Â The movie was originally scheduled to open just before Thanksgiving (November 17), but because of the writer’s strike, there aren’t any good tent-pole films for Warner Bros. next summer. “Like every other studio, we are still feeling the repercussions of the writers strike, which impacted the readiness of scripts for other films-changing the competitive landscape for 2009 and offering new windows of opportunity that we wanted to take advantage of,” he said. “We agreed the best strategy was to move ‘Half-Blood
Two Morrows Publishing has announced that between now and June 30, 2008, the company will sell back issues of Comic Book Artist and Write Now for $2.00 each. WRITE NOW features writing tips from pros on both sides of the desk, interviews, sample scripts, reviews, exclusive Nuts & Bolts tutorials, and more invaluable information on writing for comics, animation, and sci-fi, and is edited by Marvel Comics editor and Spider-Man writer Danny Fingeroth. COMIC BOOK ARTIST is the multi-Eisner Award winner for Best Comics Related Periodical, edited by Jon B. Cooke. It features in-depth articles, interviews, and unseen art, celebrating