Marvel reportedly paid comic book creators $ 5,000 for film contributions

Marvel reportedly paid comic book writers and artists $ 5,000, along with an invitation to the premiere for inspiring a movie.

It’s not secret years in comic book history that inspire Marvel Studios films. However, the comic book creators responsible for the characters and storylines in the first place aren’t getting as much as some might have thought given their success, and new details are starting to emerge.

According to The Guardian, Marvel will typically compensate a writer or artist whose work has been a major source of inspiration for a movie with $ 5,000 and an invitation to the premiere. In rare cases, a creator may obtain a “special character contract” and claim compensation. However, an anonymous creator revealed that it was all or nothing when offered the contract:

“I was offered a [special character contract] it was really, really terrible, but it was either that or nothing. And then instead of honoring it, they send a thank you note and say, “Here’s money we don’t owe you!” And that’s five thousand. And you’re like, “The movie made a billion dollars.”

Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting are also said to have appeared at the Captain America: The Winter Soldier first since their comic book inspired the movie but didn’t make it on the holiday list. Brubaker finally texted Sebastian Stan to join the party.

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Source: The Guardian

Lisa M. Horner