Friday, May 11, 2012

Stan Lee on Creator’s Rights...

Above: Comics legend, Stan "The Man" Lee.

In an interview, Stan Lee shares his opinions concerning comic book Creator’s Rights:

Then I ask him if he feels, in general, that the comic-book industry has been fair to comic-book creators.

"I don't know," Stan says. "I haven't had reason to think about it that much." Five-second pause. "I think, if somebody creates something, and it becomes highly successful, whoever is reaping the rewards should let the person [who] created it share in it, certainly. But so much of it is — it goes beyond creating. A lot of people put something together, and nobody really knows who created it, they're just working on it, y'know? But little by little, the artists and the writers now are a different breed than they were, and most of them, if they create anything new, they insist that they be part owners of it. Because they know what happened to Siegel and Shuster, and to me, and to people like that. I don't think it's a problem anymore. They make much more money than they used to make, when I was there. Proportionately.

"Everybody thought that I was the only one that was getting paid off, but I never received any royalties from the characters. I made a good living, because I was the editor, the art director, and the head writer. So I got a nice salary. That was all I got. I was a salaried guy. But it was a good salary. And I was happy."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well said by Stan Lee, I guess its just right really right. TO be happy and contented with what someone have in their life. I think the comic-industry is just fair with comic creators.

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June 3, 2012 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Casey Sean Harmon (Bestselling author) said...

Great post. I think that the regular book industry can relate to the comic book industry in the sense that readers grow attached to the stories and the books become "theirs." Thanks for sharing!

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August 23, 2012 at 1:24 PM  

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