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    Default Cover Contest 9/4-9/10: Guest-starring Public Domain Characters

    They are characters we all grew up with, or we only learned about in books from the library. Characters that have been around so long, they are in the public domain. But creators of our favorite superhero titles (and non-superhero titles) really like to use those characters, either because we all know them, or because we should be more familiar with them. That, and story reasons. So, post a cover of a non-public domain hero/heroine coming face to face with a public domain character. Something like this:


    And, in the hope that they are not under public domain, here are the copy-and-pasted RULES:

    1) Post One (& ONLY ONE) Cover that fits the theme of this Week's Contest!
    2) Cover must be from a Published Comic Book or Collected Volume!
    3) Covers must be Posted before Voting Begins!
    4) Voting Begins 12 AM Tuesday and Runs Until 12 AM Wednesday PST (3 AM EST)!
    5) Vote by Posting the name in BOLD of the Poster whose cover best fits the theme or that you simply like the most! A vote need not be in bold, but it does make it easier to Count-The-Votes!
    6) The Winner of the Contest is the Entry with the MOST Votes after the Voting-Period!
    7) It's Okay to Discuss the Covers but if you Think Someone's Entry Doesn't Fit the Theme or Violates the Rules, you Don't need to Argue it in the thread, Simply Don't Vote for It!
    8) Plus: Occasionally Voting will Result in a Tie! The Person Who Started the Thread will do the Counting that Week will Usually call for a TIE-Breaking --Vote from Someone who has Not Yet Voted!
    9) AFTER the Tie-Breaker Vote, Voting Ends and the Winner is Declared by The One Who Started the Thread (or assigned surrogate) and Thus will do the Counting.
    10) HAVE FUN!
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    Combining the head of Luther Arkwright (in honour of last week's contest) with Octobriana we get…
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    First one I thought of...

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    Come into my arms my love, and dream sweet sinful dreams;
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    Embrace the night for all eternity



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kai "the spy" View Post
    So, post a cover of a non-public domain hero/heroine coming face to face with a public domain
    *At this point Zorro like Mickey, like Tarzan should all be lapsing into public domain.
    And although some of their original works can now be "copied" republished and sold (as was), new material based on those characters can't without consent, as they are still maintained by their owners/estates through trade marks etc. They are not public domain.
    So just in case the non-public domain character here ^ is Zorro, the in public domain character is Dracula.
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    Here is my entry. Two of my favorites.

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    DC Comics Presents 67. And we do mean presents (pun hugely intended).


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    Surely not everybody was kung fu fighting

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    Clash of the Titans.
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    My favorite run of Batgirl:

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    Batman and Robin! Captain America and Bucky! Sunstar and... Jesus Christ!


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    Gonna go with the ultimate "Yellow Peril" trope:

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    Watcher-owned by Marvel

    Thor-public domain though this look is Marvel

    Conan, public domain in Europe but not in US...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Güicho View Post


    *At this point Zorro like Mickey, like Tarzan should all be lapsing into public domain.
    And although some of their original works can now be "copied" republished and sold (as was), new material based on those characters can't without consent, as they are still maintained by their owners/estates through trade marks etc. They are not public domain.
    So just in case the non-public domain character here ^ is Zorro, the in public domain character is Dracula.
    Actually Zorro is public domain and can not be trademarked as it does not create an association with a certain product or service with the general public as Mickey does with the House of Mouse (Disney) says a Federal District Court in California in Cabell v. Zorro Productions, Inc
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