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Who owns what?

Post by Captain Sprocket » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:21 pm

The Captain is curious: Who has the rights to DC's !mpact & Red Circle lines? Specifically, which company gets to reprint the material for back-up stories or TPBs? The Captain thinks a continuation of the DC Web "franchise hero" concept/Fly Girl partnership in the new Red Circle-verse can be fun!

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Re: Who owns what?

Post by Calum » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:38 am

it is my non professional understanding that DC owns characters that they created, such as The Jaguar (Maria deGuzman) and Flygirl (from DC Web #10), but that the rights for characters such as Hangman, The Web, The Shield, The Fox etc.

DC might get into a little bit of stickiness because their Jaguar and Flygirl are named after existing characters, but it's not really relevant anyway since i don't think anyone will be interested in (or able to) reprint this material. The stories contain characters owned by Archie as well as those owned by DC, so it would be a nightmare figuring it out for them, in addition to the fact that Archie will have no interest in boosting the obsolete DC versions of their own characters who they're trying to launch successfully in their own right.
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Re: Who owns what?

Post by leonmallett » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:47 am

Captain Sprocket wrote:The Captain is curious: Who has the rights to DC's !mpact & Red Circle lines? Specifically, which company gets to reprint the material for back-up stories or TPBs? The Captain thinks a continuation of the DC Web "franchise hero" concept/Fly Girl partnership in the new Red Circle-verse can be fun!

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Not sure at all about the rights issue thing, but I thought the DC-Red Circle take on the Web was a genuinely innovative story concept, and a series I very much enjoyed (and I would love to see Roger Robinson draw something for Dark Circle Comics).
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Re: Who owns what?

Post by Fly-Man » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:47 pm

If you check your Impact comics you'll see that the copyrights belong to Archie. DC owns none of it. They merely licensed it. Archie owns the reprint rights and the characters.

I also read that Archie's arrangement with Joe Simon gives Archie the reprint rights and Joe Simon ownership of the Fly, which is why the Fly is suddenly nonexistent in Archie super hero stories. Which is a shame because he was my favorite Archie hero.

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