Page 5 of 8 FirstFirst 12345678 LastLast
Results 61 to 75 of 117
  1. #61

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CJStriker View Post
    Really, I always thought Mickey was PD. So my cover doesn’t count?
    There was a fair to mid-size legal kerfuffle about this in the 1980s when Malibu published THE UNCENSORED MOUSE, comics collecting early Mickey Mouse strips that should have been in the public domain, on the theory that as long as Mickey was not in the title or depicted on the cover, they were on solid legal ground. They might have been but Disney sued anyway, and won. Mickey isn't just copyrighted; he's also trademarked, so it gets murky. But that's just one of many times Disney has bigfooted companies who might have been in the right but couldn't afford the legal battle. there have been similar fights about Sherlock Holmes, the Green Lama, and the Lone Ranger, where the respective copyright/trademark holders got angry about specific public domain material getting reprinted or characters getting pastiche'd, but those came later. Disney is the one that fights most of these fights and they generally win by virtue of sheer size. California lawyers are fond of saying, "you don't fuck with the Mouse." Each time Disney crushes another small-press guy for 'unfair competition' or 'trademark violation,' it creates legal precedent that further muddies the waters for this sort of thing.
    Last edited by Greg Hatcher; 09-08-2019 at 06:59 PM.
    You can find a bunch of books I wrote stories for here. The weekly column is here.

  2. #62
    Incredible Member icctrombone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    839

    Default

    And the truly amazing thing is that Mikey Mouse has to be the most unpopular character that Disney has. There's no movies, cartoons, or comics that star the overrated Mouse.

  3. #63
    Mighty Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    1,211

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by icctrombone View Post
    And the truly amazing thing is that Mikey Mouse has to be the most unpopular character that Disney has. There's no movies, cartoons, or comics that star the overrated Mouse.
    Actually, there are plenty of Mickey Mouse comic books, and they sell especially well in Europe. There are also plenty of Mickey animations on Disney's TV and cable venues.

  4. #64

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by icctrombone View Post
    And the truly amazing thing is that Mikey Mouse has to be the most unpopular character that Disney has. There's no movies, cartoons, or comics that star the overrated Mouse.
    Seriously? Look again.
    You can find a bunch of books I wrote stories for here. The weekly column is here.

  5. #65
    Keeper of the Torch Ravin' Ray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Where the Diwatas and the Triumph Division live
    Posts
    5,673

    Default

    Believe it or not, we already have a countdown to Christmas here in the Philippines. On midnight of September 1, the start of the "Ber months", radio stations will play one token Christmas carol, and decorations starting popping up, slowly at first. So in that spirit (pun intended)…



    Slimer actually looks rather menacing here.
    Human Torch/Fantastic Four/She-Hulk/Disney Big Hero 6 fanatic, Avatar-maker, and Marvel Moderator
    "一人じゃないから。" AI、『Story』。
    "ヒロ、お前を信じてる。" タダシ、『ベイマックス』。
    Know the CBR Community STANDARDS & RULES

  6. #66
    Ultimate Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    15,073

    Default


  7. #67
    Spectacular Member Ajax_X's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Lonesome Valley
    Posts
    184

    Default


  8. #68
    Incredible Member icctrombone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    839

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Hatcher View Post
    Seriously? Look again.
    I stand corrected but of all the properties Disney owns, I think it's the least selling. Star Wars and Marvel dwarf anything the Mouse does.

  9. #69
    Mighty Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    1,211

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by icctrombone View Post
    I stand corrected but of all the properties Disney owns, I think it's the least selling. Star Wars and Marvel dwarf anything the Mouse does.
    True in North America, but not in the rest of the world. Mickey Mouse comics sell very well in Europe, and I believe they are still popular in a number of other countries, such as Brazil and Egypt.

  10. #70
    Wanda & Ribrianne~4~Life! CJStriker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    9,723

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by icctrombone View Post
    This subject is kind of hard. I posted a cover with the invisible man but without a character that wasn't public domain. I changed it to a Savage Dragon cover with the public domain Daredevil. Mickey Mouse is without a doubt owned by Disney. They will sue the pants off of anyone trying to use him without paying. I notice that there are more than a few covers that don't meet the mark this week.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    There's no way Disney would have allowed Mickey to enter the public domain before he officially does a few years from now (95 years after his creation).
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Hatcher View Post
    There was a fair to mid-size legal kerfuffle about this in the 1980s when Malibu published THE UNCENSORED MOUSE, comics collecting early Mickey Mouse strips that should have been in the public domain, on the theory that as long as Mickey was not in the title or depicted on the cover, they were on solid legal ground. They might have been but Disney sued anyway, and won. Mickey isn't just copyrighted; he's also trademarked, so it gets murky. But that's just one of many times Disney has bigfooted companies who might have been in the right but couldn't afford the legal battle. there have been similar fights about Sherlock Holmes, the Green Lama, and the Lone Ranger, where the respective copyright/trademark holders got angry about specific public domain material getting reprinted or characters getting pastiche'd, but those came later. Disney is the one that fights most of these fights and they generally win by virtue of sheer size. California lawyers are fond of saying, "you don't fuck with the Mouse." Each time Disney crushes another small-press guy for 'unfair competition' or 'trademark violation,' it creates legal precedent that further muddies the waters for this sort of thing.
    Thanks to the Info, I always thought he was but maybe that was just Wishful thinking.
    Let it Bloom. Let it Ring. The Song of Love & Victory!”

    ~~ Brianne De Chateau ~ Episode 102, of Dragon Ball Super!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyHGXMH6HB0
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Come Join and Learn about Wanda Maximoff at: The Scarlet Witch Appreciation Thread!

  11. #71
    Astonishing Member kjn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    3,031

    Default

    Speed Force League Unlimited

    ETA: Drat! Peter Pan isn't in the public domain!

    LordMikel
    Last edited by kjn; 09-10-2019 at 03:42 AM.
    «Speaking generally, it is because of the desire of the tragic poets for the marvellous that so varied and inconsistent an account of Medea has been given out» (Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History [4.56.1])

  12. #72
    X-Cultist nx01a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    47°9′S 126°43′W
    Posts
    10,930

    Default

    Iron Maiden for the 616 vs Santa!
    Quote Originally Posted by The General, JLA #38
    'Why?' Just to see the disappointment on your corn-fed, gee-whiz face, Superman. And because a great dark voice on the edge of nothing spoke to me and said you all had to die. There is no 'Why?'

  13. #73
    Keeper of the Torch Ravin' Ray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Where the Diwatas and the Triumph Division live
    Posts
    5,673

    Default

    PaulBullion
    Human Torch/Fantastic Four/She-Hulk/Disney Big Hero 6 fanatic, Avatar-maker, and Marvel Moderator
    "一人じゃないから。" AI、『Story』。
    "ヒロ、お前を信じてる。" タダシ、『ベイマックス』。
    Know the CBR Community STANDARDS & RULES

  14. #74
    Astonishing Member MRP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2,431

    Default

    worstblogever

    -M
    Comic fans get the comics their buying habits deserve.

  15. #75
    Old school comic book fan WestPhillyPunisher's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    18,876

    Default

    My vote is for Nschornhorst and that pairing of famous detectives. By the by, how long do you figure it would take Holmes to deduce that Batman was Bruce Wayne? I'd say thirty seconds, and that's a conservative estimate!
    Avatar: Here's to the late, great Steve Dillon. Best. Punisher. Artist. EVER!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •