February 9, 2012 Leave a comment
According to a report on Comic Book Resources, Tony Moore is suing Robert Kirkman over rights to The Walking Dead. Moore claims that he was duped by Kirkman when he signed away his rights to any proceeds from a motion picture. Read the report for more details, because I’m not really interested in the exact details of this, just like I wasn’t really interested when Neil Gaiman sued Todd McFarlane over some characters created in an issue Gaiman wrote. What does amuse me however, is how a company like Image, which proclaims to be all about creator rights, handles something like this. I also think that it isn’t a coincidence that this is happening right as the show is set to return from its mid-season break. Unfortunately, only Kirkman’s lawyer has spoken regarding this matter. Personally, I hope Kirkman says something about this issue. Or better yet, speaks out about a similar issue involving someone else, in which he essentially takes Moore’s side in it. I’ll keep my eye for any new developments.