Feud Between Marvel and Jack Kirby Is Over
Being in the business of comic books isn’t all fun and games, especially when it comes to legal issues. Jack Kirby and his family were no strangers to that concept.
In 2011, Kirby’s heirs wanted to terminate Marvel’s copyrights from 2014 to 2019 to comics that were published from 1958 to 1963. Of course, Marvel argued that since Kirby was working at Marvel, that his creations belonged to Marvel.
After the case was appealed and rejected, it had been scheduled to go all the way to the Supreme Court. That’s when Marvel stepped in, settling the lawsuit.
This what Marvel and the Kirby family said in a joint statement,
“Marvel and the family of Jack Kirby have amicably resolved their legal disputes, and are looking forward to advancing their shared goal of honoring Mr. Kirby’s significant role in Marvel’s history”. That significant history included the Kirby’s work on “The Fantastic Four”, “The Mighty Thor”, “The X-Men”, “The Avengers”, “Ant Man”, “Nick Fury”, etc.