Saturday, 26 January 2019

The Ol' AMOC Mailbag

Hi, Everybody!

You know:
There's a Indiegogo live for the birthday card if you missed the Kickstarter and want one.

Comiclink auctions.

The remastered Volume 1, digitally for $9.99.
Anyway, got a message over on the Facebooks from T. Casey Brennan, yeah, THAT T.Casey Brennan:
Why the Cerebus fan community needs a new action figure -- DANDY THE AARDVARK by T. Casey Brennan Marvel is famous for stealing the names and costumes of characters they don't own -- then trademarking them so the original can no longer be published. Spider-Ham
And here Mr. Brennan linked to this video:

He continued:
was designed to look like Cerebus. A few more tactical moves by Marvel could finish Cerebus. If that happens, Dave will have to stop producing Cerebus comics, etc. That leaves Dandy the Aardvark, Cerebus's predecessor and Dandy CAN take up the gap. We need Dandy action figures. Now.
And this image:
Image may contain: 2 people
Words: Brennan, Art: Sim

I faxed all that up to Dave, with this addition from me:
As I’ve said before, Spider-Ham looks more like Porky Pig in a Spider-Man suit than Cerebus in a Spider-Man suit these days. 
See the source image

Just wondering what your thoughts were?
'Th-th-th-that's all folks!'
Okay, what I said:

Next Time: Dave and Sunday. Maybe he'll have responded by Monday?


Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Can’t be right, surely.
What characters have Marvel stolen?
And: shouldn’t it be a matter of record that a given character existed before a knock-off?

Mike Battaglia said...

I don't think it's like adverse possession in real estate. I think the only potential issue would be for Marvel, if Dave had any interest in enforcing the copyright.

Anthony Kuchar said...

I don't think it's such a stretch to assume that Spider-Ham was in some way visually influenced by Cerebus. They would have been on the comic rack at the same time and there's a lot of friendly references in X-Men (not to mention the Sym, character from Inferno).