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Tony Isabella To Write For DC Comics Again, After Black Lightning Deal

black-lightningTony Isabella created Black Lightning for DC Comics back in the day with Trevor Von Eeden, their first lead black superhero. For decades, Tony has stated that he was hard done by, with the way DC Comics treated both Tony and Black Lightning.

Recently, however, the news of an upcoming Black Lightning TV show seems to have put a fire under some folks feet. Isabella argues that the creation of Black Lightning was not work-for-hire, that he and DC entered into a publishing agreement, and that DC broke their contract with him. This is the kind of language that makes entertainment lawyers dealing with an upcoming television show very nervous indeed.

Recently there was more conciliatory language, reaching out across the aisle, and late night phone calls to be made.

Today, Isabella released the following statement, on behalf of himself and DC Comics.

DC Comics/Entertainment and Black Lightning creator Tony Isabella have reached a mutually-beneficial agreement on Tony's past and future contributions to the company. DC is pleased it will again have access to Tony's talents and insights. Tony is thrilled to be once again associated with one of the top entertainment powerhouses of our era. This is good news all around.

While also promising,

I'll be back tomorrow with more stuff.

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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