Journey Into Marvel/Disney’s Copyright Wars

Michael Dean reports on the recent legal efforts of individuals, heirs and estates to pursue copyright terminations for Marvel superhero characters, and share in the mammoth profits generated by the properties those creators made possible.


Born Slippy – This Weeks Links

You walk through the streets, confident–but do they know something you don’t? Their faces seem writ with knowledge, their eyes, round with whimsy. Oh no: you haven’t read your weekly Clark yet! How will you keep up in this Golden Age of Sequential Art, without his trusty hand to guide you towards the last week that comics saw? Never fear, friend. His hand is reaching out. Won’t you take it?

Trip Report – Chicago Comics: 1960s to Now

Artist and educator Anya Davidson visits a new exhibition of Chicago cartoonists at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, spanning over half a century of history. Features dozens of pictures, an interview with co-curator Dan Nadel, and a visit to an alternative exhibition at the DIY space Gridsport.

The 2020 Report: Day Seven – Finale

Abhay concludes his series on sexual harassment in comics, examines his personal history writing about these subjects, considers some of the possible ways that things can and are changing for the better, and then walks out of the building, with the microphone left dead on the stage behind him.

The 2020 Report: Day Six

Today, Abhay is looking at two men with a history of allegations going back multiple years: Charles Brownstein & Scott Allie. What changed in 2020?

The 2020 Report: Day Five

Today, Abhay is looking the stories surrounding Jason Latour, Scott Lobdell and others, as well as the convention bar scene that often surrounds these stories.

The 2020 Report: Day Four– More Interviews!

Today, Abhay is talking to Laurenn McCubbin & Kim O’Connor, about what was wrong with the Warren Ellis Forum, what is wrong with The Comics Journal, and what steps the rest of us have to take, even after we burn those things down.

2020 Report Day: Day Three– Interviews!

Today, Abhay Khosla is speaking with Jhayne Faust Holmes, Janelle Asselin, and an anonymous third party about the So Many Of Us activist and support network, a brief contemporary history of the comic book community’s complete disinterest in dealing with its offenders, and what a future could and should look like.

The 2020 Report: Day Two

Today, Abhay is looking at Warren Ellis, the culture born, cultivated and promoted on his (in)famous message board, and the hardwork of enabling performed by his sycophantic, careerist supporters.

The 2020 Report

Abhay Khosla is here to catch you up what’s been happening in comics recently (and for years), what some guy just got exposed for (lots of stuff, for a long time), and how we think you should feel about it (not good!)

European Comics & COVID-19

While the impact of COVID-19 on the US comics scene has seen widespread coverage, what about the scene in countries with a financial infrastructure? Thanos Kyratzis takes a look at Greece and Italy.

COVID-19 & Comics

An overview of how the global pandemic has begun to impact comics, their creators, and the businesses that surround both.

Scott Rosenberg’s Platinum Pipeline to Hollywood

Scott Mitchell Rosenberg is recently back in industry news, regarding his partial ownership of the rights to Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood. In this article from TCJ #265 (January-February 2005), Michael Dean traces Rosenberg’s trajectory through comics industry and Hollywood up to that point.