The New York Times reports that 45 copyright-termination notices were sent last week to Marvel, Disney, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures and others who have made films and other forms of entertainment based on characters that Kirby co-created.
The heirs, who are represented by Marc Toberoff — the attorney who helped the wife and daughter of Jerry Siegel regain a share of Superman last year — intend to reclaim copyrights to some properties as early as 2014.
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Honestly? This is another dick move from families that all they want to do is sit there and crap on our parade while cashing in. Obviously these guys saw big $ on their eyes once Disney acquired Marvel, and now wants to cash in on that. But, couldn’t they wait a little until Stan Lee died? I mean, isn’t he also the co-creator of many of Kirby’s characters at Marvel? It’s like spiting on his face. We can thank the Siegel family (Superman case) for starting this whole mess. Hopefully these guys wont be as hungry or greedy as the family that’s been screwing the most iconic superhero are. (Thats hoping too much)