Saturday, July 25, 2009

Marvel Buys Marvelman

The San Diego Con is underway as I type these words. So far the big news out of the Con is that Marvel Comics has bought the rights to Marvelman (published previously in the States as Miracleman). The rights have been tied up in a legal knot for years, but Marvel has bought the rights from the original creator of Marvelman, Mick Anglo. It'll be interesting to see what Alan Moore thinks about all this. Marvel claims to be in talks with all the former writers and artists discussing the character, but it's reported that one of the reasons Moore refuses to do any work for Marvel is that they sued back in the day and made the name change from Marvel to Miracle a necessity. Hopefully we'll see a good hardcover reprint of the old stuff. Moore's take on the character is brilliant.

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