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Subj: Re: 200 page analysis of Fantastic Four issue 1
Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 at 09:35:05 am EST (Viewed 142 times)
Reply Subj: Re: 200 page analysis of Fantastic Four issue 1
Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 at 06:04:06 am EST (Viewed 151 times)
I hate to break this to you, but as a freelancer I can tell you, that is just sort of the name of the game.
Unless you have it in writing you don't get any say over your work.
Jack Kirby lost his lawsuit in the 80s, because he got what he was owed under the law, not because Marvel was malevolent. He just worked there before the creator writes stuff happened in the 80s.
Quite honestly, he had been a freelancer for 20 years when FF 1 hit the stands. For 40 when he filed the suit. He should have (and probably did) known the rules of the game.
Freelance is a a tough way to make a living. You get get screwed right to your face, and you know it.
Indeed, I agree.
That's why I prefered to precise that I am still neutral on the topic (see below an extract from my previous post).
Reading Reverend Meteor's post, I suppose that's also his opinion.
It is a complex issue.
(Grey Gargoyle) I want to point out that I don't want to say that Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko & Steve Gerber are right and that Stan Lee & Marvel Comics are wrong. It is not that simple. From the beginning, there were contracts to establish the relationship between artists & the company.
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