Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Superboy Returns?


Could the Superboy name be available again, after being tied up in legal disputes?

Newsarama reports: As Newsarama readers have noted, DC Comics Executive Editor Dan DiDio made an offhand comment this weekend at Wizard World Chicago that has led some to wonder whether the Superboy lawsuit has been settled. Here’s the scoop from the “DCU Crisis” panel: "DiDio also paused to point out the special nature of Legion of Three Worlds. “We’ve got Geoff, we’ve got George, we’ve got SuperBOY Prime (yes, we can say that again).”

This could reasonably be taken as a sign that the Superboy lawsuit is over — after all, it was the Siegel family’s initially successful (but later vacated) attempt to reclaim the character that apparently led DC to take the name off the market.

However, DiDio’s reference to Superboy is not the only piece of evidence to emerge this weekend. On Friday, the Siegels and Time Warner filed their joint progress reportThis report states that the parties have not reached a settlement, despite four mediation sessions attended by their lawyers and DC President and Publisher Paul Levitz. in the Superboy and Superman lawsuits.

Read the whole article here!


3 Comments:

  • At 11:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I have a feeling that I've had enough of DC for good because of this lawsuit. I'm not going to be a party to giving money to a company that has this degree of conceited entitlement to the liveblood of its most cornerstone creators.

    DC officially makes me sick now.

     
  • At 6:04 AM, Anonymous OLD SCHOOL said…

    If you drop DC, you will be back. everyone else did.

    And I'll consider superboy prime... superboy or superboy prime not any other name

     
  • At 11:46 AM, Anonymous Cenzo said…

    anonymous, Marvel makes millions of dollars off of Wolverine alone, but as far as I've seen, Len Wien has gotten no money from them in royalties. So, DC's not the only one doing it. At least DC paid Jack Kirby royalties before Marvel did.

     

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