Reuters: Marvel Sues Comic Book Artists Over Rights to Iron Man, Spider-Man, Others

September 24, 2021

Marvel has filed lawsuits against a number of comic book artists who aided in the creation of the company’s heroes including Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Thor. The artists include Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Gene Colan, and Don Rico. Marvel’s attorney Dan Petrocelli, who is chair of O’Melveny’s Trial Practice, said that “since these were works made for hire and thus owned by Marvel, we filed these lawsuits to confirm that the termination notices are invalid and of no legal effect.” O’Melveny partner Molly Lens is also representing Marvel. 

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