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Charles Hatfield on Kirby v Marvel Decision

Late last week it was announced that the longtime legal dispute between the estate of Jack Kirby and Marvel Comics had been settled. For some background, the crux of the litigation was whether or not works produced by Kirby and published by Marvel between 1958 and 1963 were work-for-hire. The Kirbys contended that Jack was a commissioned contractor, and as such his estate ought to be allowed to

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