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Comic book creator Gary Friedrich in 2008
Gary Friedrich passed away yesterday, aged 75. Best known for comics such as Sgt Fury and his Howling Commandos and The Monster of Frankenstein, he also created the motorcyclist from hell Ghost Rider, which spawned movie and TV shows, and the less-merchandisable Son of Satan for Marvel Comics. Joining Marvel Comics in the 1960s, he mostly wrote[...]
Friedrich Vs Marvel Suit Over Ghost Rider Ownership Settled
The lawsuit originally filed by Gary Friedrich vs Marvel Comics (And now Disney) has been settled according to Reuters. This has been quite the legal battle starting with Friedrich's claim of ownership of Ghost Rider and the initial outcome not only being in Marvel's favor but demanding the artist pay $17,000 for selling prints of the character at conventions[...]
Ghost Rider Ownership To Be Decided By A Jury In November
The trial over the ownership of Ghost Rider, between its creator Gary Friedrich and publisher Marvel Comics, will go to a jury trial on November 4th this year. Deadline reports that Marvel's lawyers will seek to have the case handled without a jury, however.   There we go folks The trial over the ownership of Ghost Rider,[...]
Ghost Rider Decision Overturned – Gary Friedrich Vs Marvel Comics Could Go To Trial
The Hollywood Reporter has the latest on the legal situation between Ghost Rioder co-creator Gary Friedrich and publisher Marvel Comics over the ownership of the flame haired supernatural biker. When last we heard, the court had found against Friedrich, and even that he owed Marvel Comics thousand of dollars for use of the Ghost Rider name[...]
Gary Friedrich Launches Appeal Over Ghost Rider Ownership
Gary Friedrich, co-creator of Ghost Rider, has filed his appeal against Marvel Comics after their court win over the ownership of the character The case concluded with an agreement that Gary Friedrich would have to pay Marvel $17,000 because he sold signed Ghost Rider work and represented himself as the creator of the character. The appeal[...]
Sean Gordon Murphy On The ABC Of Dealing With Marvel's Lawyers
Sean Gordon Murphy is one of the creators who, as a result of the Gary Friedrich situation, and even after Marvel's response, has chosen to stop sketching Marvel characters at conventions But he is also someone who has also found himself the subject of Marvel's concerns He writes on his deviantArt page, providing lots of[...]
Thursday Runaround: Ghost Riding
Even better if it were a female assassin, jumping off buildings and moving vehicles all while avoiding gunfire and her pursuers. EXCLUSIVE: Marvel's Buckley & Quesada Speak On Gary Friedrich & Ghost Rider – Comic Book Resources Dan Buckley: One of the biggest problems with discussing and trying to clear the air on matters like this, as[...]
John Nee, Dan Slott, Rob Liefeld And Artists Alley
John Nee, who used to be a DC Comics Vice President after the Wildstorm buyout posted on Facebook, regarding the concern over the Gary Friedrich court decision. This saw the destitute co-creator of Ghost Rider, Gary Friedrich agree to pay $17,ooo to Marvel for the sale of signed Ghost Rider prints over several years But[...]
Jean-Marc Lofficier On The Consequences Of The Gary Friedrich Decision
Apologies.]: With permission, I'm quoting key points my dear friend and own legal advisor/contract consultant (since 1992) Jean-Marc Lofficier raised on his posts to a Yahoo forum discussing Ty Templeton's cartoon concerning the Gary Friedrich v Marvel judgment Jean-Marc succinctly notes WHY this judgment has changed EVERYTHING for anyone who has worked for Marvel, or[...]
Monday Trending Topics: Neal Adams On Helping Gary Friedrich
From today's must-read post about Gary Friedrich, by Neal Adams:  "Gary is a victim of the deficiencies of two very bad copyright laws, and the history in the comic book industry of poor practices on everybody's part There will be battles in the future, and good will come of them But this is simply just[...]
Neal Adams Addresses The Comics Industry
Neal Adams writes for Bleeding Cool, about Ghost Rider creator Gary Friedrich; Fellow creators, we can help Gary Friedrich without taking any kind of position in his case with Marvel Gary is sick, and he's about to lose his house, and though he will tell you he is not destitute, he needs help. If I have to[...]
On The Lone Ranger, Adam West and Gary Friedrich by Tony Panaccio
A number of comic creators are auctioning work to help Gary Friedrich and they are looking for more Here's a Neal Adams Captain America currently on eBay. Tony Panaccio writes for Bleeding Cool; The Difference Between Legal Obligations and Moral Ones It would be so easy to characterize the recent court decision against Gary Friedrich as another comic[...]
Helping Raise Money For Gary Friedrich
A number of people were both shocked and surprised at the latest twist in the Gary Friedrich/Ghost Rider lawsuit over the ownership and exploitation of Ghost Rider That Marvel Comics are demanding $17,000 from Gary for selling signed prints of Ghost Rider, a character he co-created, and a credit Marvel are stating he can no[...]