8 Times Marvel and DC Fucked Comic Book Creators

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The comic book industry is supposed to be a place where dreams come true, and if you only spent your time reading the comics you love, you probably would. Unfortunately, the reality is that the industry is a precarious place filled with all sorts of dangers, the biggest of course being that Marvel and DC could royally screw a creator at any moment.

The Big Two’s long-documented mistreatment of comic book creators is – as you might expect – nothing new. The creators of America’s very first superhero, Superman, have been left behind by their publisher, while even the king of comics himself, Jack Kirby, has found himself in constant conflict with the two biggest publishers. of comics.

It’s a sad story, and it’s also a story that tragically repeats itself in almost every era in one form or another.

From poorly paid writers and artists to creators forced to drop specific storylines due to bizarre editorial policy or even poor credit attribution, the comics industry has an appallingly long history of creator mistreatment – a history that is likely to persist into the next decade…

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Lisa M. Horner