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I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« on: February 11, 2012, 02:31:06 PM »
I usually don't post stuff like this, especially since I haven't posted in awhile but being that Marvel Comics, an old Ghost Rider comic to be exact was my gateway to heroes, monsters, sci-fi, collecting and I've been working on my own indie comic book, this just hit home and disgusted me beyond belief. I don't know when I think Marvel or Universal for that matter I like to think "magical"--this is not very cool.


http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2012/02/steve-niles-starts-donation-campaign-for-gary-friedrich/


http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/02/09/marvel-demands-for-gary-friedrichs-ghost-rider-prints/

http://www.facebook.com/SupportGaryFriedrich?sk=app_206541889369118

The last link I swiped from Erik Larsen's FB page. Erik is the creator of Image Comics: Savage Dragon and was the artist of The Amazing Spider Man in the late 80's and early 90's....alot of guys, including Comics From The Monsterverse are pushing this.

Anyway, being that the 1st Ghost Rider movie was a watered down campy version of classic character I had almost no intrest in the sequel. After this, you couldn't pay me to see it. I'm also done with the few Marvel monthlys I've been reading.

I really hope it wasn't like this when Stan Lee was at the helm.
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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 03:27:27 PM »
EDIT: Totally did not mean to post this in the Games section...sorry!
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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 04:02:40 AM »
That is so much bull crap!  Like Marvel needs the money and he should get something for his creation!
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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2012, 10:56:04 AM »
Yea thats kinda disgusting right there, didnt hear about it. Total B.S. I have been kind of weary of Marvel ever since they got bought by Disney. Not a fan of Disney at all. On another note about the movie, I dont know why they picked  Cage to be Ghost Rider. I mean really ???? All the actors out there and they couldnt find someone who would fit the bill a hundred times better.
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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012, 11:55:34 AM »
I'm boycotting Marvel too! Ever since they raised their comic prices from 12 cents!    Buddy

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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2012, 07:01:53 PM »
lol you mustve started the boycott a few decades early.
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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2012, 12:08:37 PM »
I'm boycotting Marvel too! Ever since they raised their comic prices from 12 cents!    Buddy

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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2012, 01:01:52 PM »
You know, as an artist I am totally on Gary's side here, but if Marvel should give him something it would set a precedent for more lawsuits. The sad fact is, to get work back then you had to sign the work for hire contract. Neal Adams fought vigorously against it, but if you had a family and wanted to work to support them, you signed it. The bad thing about it is whichever characters you created while under that contract are owned by Marvel: i.e. you've given them total rights to it. Morally Marvel should give at least something to these folks whose creativity made thousands of dollars for them, but legally they are under no obligation to do so.

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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2012, 01:12:48 PM »
Get Bela Jr. on it!!

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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2012, 04:56:18 AM »
Except for the complete run of "Star Wars" (1977-85), I've boycotted Marvel my whole life! I was a DC Comics and Warren Publishing kid.
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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2012, 07:24:51 PM »
it's all because of Disney, they love to sue everyone and anyone, Marvel is now owned by Disney so now they are going to try making even more money...greedy bastards hope this back fires on them in a big way.

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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2012, 12:35:01 AM »
Bad form Marvel...like they care

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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2012, 10:02:46 AM »
Not that I sympathize with Marvel, but I find it tough to sympathize with Gary Friedrich either.  It was Gary who initiated the suit and that in my book is key. He did it simply because he saw the big money Marvel was getting from the "Ghost Rider" movie and he wanted a piece of the action. So he decided to play poker and went all in. But guess what? You can lose when you play poker too. And there should be a very real downside to suing. If a plaintiff sues for big money, there should also be a very real risk of financial loss for that plaintiff as well.

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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2012, 05:01:49 PM »
I’m sorry but I have to side with Marvel on this.
So many of us bemoan the fact that it is hard to get Lugosi Dracula product because of the licensing issues, yet here we are wanting to add another layer of complexity to Ghost Rider.
Imagine if every time someone wanted to make a Universal style Frankenstein they had to talk to Universal and Jack Pierce’s estate. We’d see a lot less Frankenstein.
That said, I do think the situation could have been handled better. While Marvel could not just give him money without there being ramifications, they could have brought him on as a consultant with few duties and a decent salary. Send him on tour to promote GhostRider. It would have been win/ win.
With all that said, if anyone hears of a fund being set up to  help pay his bills, please post the info, I’d love to give.

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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2012, 05:26:58 AM »
Im sorry but I have to side with Marvel on this.
So many of us bemoan the fact that it is hard to get Lugosi Dracula product because of the licensing issues, yet here we are wanting to add another layer of complexity to Ghost Rider.
Imagine if every time someone wanted to make a Universal style Frankenstein they had to talk to Universal and Jack Pierces estate. Wed see a lot less Frankenstein.
That said, I do think the situation could have been handled better. While Marvel could not just give him money without there being ramifications, they could have brought him on as a consultant with few duties and a decent salary. Send him on tour to promote GhostRider. It would have been win/ win.
With all that said, if anyone hears of a fund being set up to  help pay his bills, please post the info, Id love to give.

Why would Marvel need to send ANYONE out to promote a film that is not theirs? Ghost Rider movie rights belong to Sony Pictures, not Marvel/Disney.
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