Tag: bleeding cool

IF I COULD BUY THE FANTASTIC FOUR. . .

Art by John Byrne, colorist unknown So the story broke last week, thanks to Rich Johnston at Bleedingcool.com, that Disney/Marvel is apparently so upset about the fact that Fox Studios owns the complete film rights to the Fantastic Four (& apparently will own them in perpetuity, as long as they keep making a new film…

THE BLACKEST TERROR #1

The Black Terror is a superhero that exists in the “public domain,” which means that the original copyright and trademarks have expired and so anyone can use the character. For the past few years, Dynamite Comics have been utilizing him, and several other public domain superheroes, in various books, including the Project Superpowers miniseries’, and…

RICK OLNEY VS. MATT BUSCH

Barbara & Rick Olney And here we have the most recent incident of Rick Olney (allegedly) screwing over someone in a business deal. I feel that this one is particularly important to document because it shows that, despite all the allegations against Rick Olney (including @ least two proven court cases), there are still people…

RICK OLNEY VS. VAL STAPLES

This is a long post. It’s a collection of the known public facts about the business dealing between Rick Olney and Val Staples. Once again, I’ll state for the record that I have no direct involvement, so I can’t personally vouch for either man’s side in this matter and, unlike the last two cases, no…

LYING IN THE GUTTERS WITH RICK OLNEY

Rich Johnston has been the premier chronicler of Rick Olney’s (alleged) misdeeds for several years now, I thought I’d take a look back @ how all of this started. Johnston used to write a gossip column for Comic Book Resources titled Lying In The Gutters. Apparently he first reported on Olney in a column in…