Author Topic: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.  (Read 6666 times)

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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2012, 12:44:51 PM »
So he tries to claim some of what should rightfully be his....

Rightfully his? Come on. Not if it's something he previously agreed to sell to Marvel, and he did. He just regrets it now.

And while creators' ownership would be a boon to creators, it certainly would not be to the buyers' of comic books. Just imagine Green Lantern as a member of the JLA one day, and then suddenly a complete stranger with no past in the Marvel universe the next day simply because his creator/owner jumped ship for a better offer.

...(and a court system that tends to favor corporations over individuals)....

It's actually just the opposite that's the case. People often sue big companies these days on the chance that a jury might sympathize with the little guy. This only serves to enrich lawyers and we all end up paying higher liability insurance rates as a result.

I think Marvel is being both petty and vindictive....

Marvel is quite simply making a statement, "You better not sue us because if you do, we're going to hit back hard."

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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2012, 01:03:50 PM »
Marvel is quite simply making a statement, "You better not sue us because if you do, we're going to hit back hard."

And they have every right to do so. But considering Friedrich is nearly destitute, it's still petty and vindictive. I think the fact that Friedrich lost his case already sent a message to those considering a similar action.

Beyond the moral questions, it's also a boneheaded move from a PR perspective. Marvel looks like the big corporate giant beating up on a former employee. Not a good image any time, but especially not nowadays.

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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2012, 02:06:23 PM »
...it's also a boneheaded move from a PR perspective. Marvel looks like the big corporate giant beating up on a former employee. Not a good image any time, but especially not nowadays.

Oh, I agree! Marvel's actions have not played well with comic book fans at all.


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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2012, 02:23:08 PM »
Marvel looks like the big corporate giant beating up on a former employee. Not a good image any time, but especially not nowadays.
That's because they are the big corporate giant beating up on a former employee.
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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2020, 09:36:33 PM »
A former employee who of his own volition chose to sue them thus forcing them to incur mega legal fees.

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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2020, 09:39:19 AM »
While I have reservations about claims of who created whom, I hope Gary did eventually receive enough support to sustain his livelihood. Characters who fall into the public domain should be acknowledged as such and their true origins should be noted.  Iím not sure that when Marvel first used any of the M.E. characters they were actually in the public domain. However, to my reckoning, no one raised the issue.
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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2020, 02:09:02 PM »
I've been boycotting new Marvel for about three years now.  They began to interject too much social politics and virtue signaling that it took away from the story and the character mythos.  Due to them also hiring writers and artists based on their race and gender instead of qualifications, the stories and artwork suffered greatly.  DC Comics was a much better choice and kept up with quality comics.  There were even a couple independent publishers that put out quality books. 
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity...

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Re: I'm boycotting Marvel Comics for a bit.
« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2020, 09:31:07 AM »
I've been boycotting new Marvel for about three years now.  They began to interject too much social politics and virtue signaling that it took away from the story and the character mythos.  Due to them also hiring writers and artists based on their race and gender instead of qualifications, the stories and artwork suffered greatly.

I believe comic creator/writer Richard Meyer has done a lot recently to expose such waggery.

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