Well, I did just post to the blog, but I really think that this is something that should also be posted. A well known, but little discussed fact about comic books is the continually improving treatment of comic book writers and artists. I say contiunally improving because up until the 70s/80s/90s (depending on who you ask), the rights given to the creators of the books was next to nothing. They were paid, but their creations were not their’s.
If you look at a Superman comic, you’ll see the “Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster” little bubble on the title page. Up until 1975 and a very rough legal battle, that was basically non-existent. Throughout the history of comic books, cases and examples like this are a dime a dozen, unfortunately. While today, the creators are treated quite well, the original writers and artists, who created the characters that make these companies millions of dollars, still find themselves in hard times.
That’s where The Hero Initiative comes in. Here are two links that provides plenty of information on this extremely important organization
As well as information on the Hero Initiative, here is the website to a similar orgainization, The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Please check out these organizations