Marvel's suing their own comic book artists now????
Well, sorta kinda.
Marvel Worldwide Inc. have filed a lawsuit against the man responsible for Spider-Man and X-Men, the late Jack Kirby, after Kirby's heirs sent a notice to Marvel saying the company would lose the copyrights to all of Kirby's creations from 2014 until 2019!
Marvel's argument with Kirby's heirs is that Kirby's comics were created "for hire" between 1958-1963, which would make the heirs' copyright claims "invalid."
The Kirby family's attorney has brushed off the lawsuit, stating:
It is a standard claim predictably made by comic book companies to deprive artists, writers, and other talent of all rights in their work… The Kirby children intend to vigorously defend against Marvel's claims in the hope of finally vindicating their father's work… Sadly, Jack died without proper compensation, credit or recognition for his lasting creative contributions.
Whose side are U on???