Marvel and the Jack Kirby Estate Have Come to Terms

This last Friday,  the family of Comic Book Legend Jack Kirby and Marvel Comic released a joint statement saying that they “have amicably resolved their legal disputes, and are looking forward to advancing their shared goal of honoring Mr. Kirby’s significant role in Marvel’s history.”

The Kirby family have been in an almost constant legal battle with Marvel for copyright ownership of the countless characters Kirby created during his career at Marvel.  But that should finally be over.

Sadly, the legal issues related to the Kirbys’ copyright claims wont be explored by the courts and we will probably never actually know the details of the deal, but if nothing else, its a major win for comic creators’ families.

Via: Comic Book Resources

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