Disappointing, but not surprising. Marvel is shit-scared of piracy, and instead of finding ways to make their comics better/more interesting/more apt to be purchased, they spend their time and money on disgusting legislation like SOPA. Really, they’re no different than the movie or music industry. They’ll fuck you as hard as they can to eek out one little potential point of revenue.
Concluding Volume. 1, a brief history of comics, Jack Kirby, Marvel, DC, and the connections between them. Soon to be published in what I assume will be a print-on-demand edition.
I imagine the Robot Head of Jack Kirby curses a lot as it spins down.
The author assumes that Kirby’s heirs will probably just end up with rights to royalties, which I can’t say I give a shit about it. Jack’s long gone.
DC is now it’s own company, again, but still owned by Warner. I wonder if this is a response to the Disney/Marvel deal or if it was in motion before that went down?
Update: Warren Ellis says, no, in fact, neither company knew what the other was doing.