The heirs of the Jack Kirby estate is currently in the process of suing Marvel for the rights to the comic book characters he created. Read more about the story below.
Heirs to the Jack Kirby estate have decided to take legal action, and sue in an attempt to take back copyrights to a few of the iconic artist’s creations. According to the NY Times, 45 copyright-termination notices were delivered to several corporations including Marvel, Sony, Universal, Paramount, Fox, and others who have produced movies along with other types of media based on characters Kirby co-created.
Attorney for the plaintiffs, Marc Toberoff, is also responsible for helping the wife and daughter of Jerry Siegel reclaim their portion of the rights to Superman in a lawsuit not too long ago.
Although the article doesn’t specify what characters are being claimed in the dispute, it is relatively safe to assume that Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and the Fantastic Four all may be named in the suit.
Other characters that the brilliant cartoonist created along with Stan Lee are: The Avengers, Thor, The Black Panther, the Silver Surfer, Nick Fury, Magneto, Galactus, and Doctor Doom.
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