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Jeff Trexler

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Avengers: The Legal Endgame

What are the potential legal consequences of bringing everyone back from the snap after five years have passed?

The Legal View: Would comic shops win a Batrimony lawsuit? 

Can angry retailers sue over Batman #50? The legal standing may surprise you.

Con Games: Paying to Volunteer at Commercial Events

A new framework for volunteering raises serious questions about law and business strategy. The Beat's recent articles on volunteering at Dragon*Con and Phoenix Comic-Con highlight...

Siegel Case Argued On Appeal — Again

Today's oral argument in the Siegel case is up on YouTube - and no, this isn't a rickroll. As noted in my article reporting on...

NYCC and SDCC ’15: Portraying Mental Health in Comics

Mental illness has been a trope in comics-related properties ranging from Peanuts to Gotham, but do new sensitivities to mental health issues mean that...

ZombiCon Shooting – 1 Dead, 4 Wounded

Gunfire at the Ft. Myers charitable event created a real-life running zombie herd, but the organizers' security safeguards may have helped prevent further harm. Shootings...

NYCC ’15: Her Universe Press

Yesterday at New York Comic Con, actress and Her Universe geek fashion entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein announced the launch of Her Universe Press, a publishing...

NYCC ’15: Cosplay Fabrics Announces New Line at Jo-Ann’s

     As cosplay flies from niche to mainstream, so too goes the market for the material used to create it. Quality cosplay is a combination of...

Sequel: Siegel Case Scheduled for New Hearing

The latest hearing in the Siegel family lawsuits has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 3 -- but if you think this points to an...

NYCC ’15: Diversity Sells Out

Diversity is a recurring theme in panels at this year's New York Comic-Con, mirroring a trend in fandom nationwide. Race, gender, physical ability, mental...

NYCC ’15: Artist Alley Under Siege

   According to folks texting me from the belly of the beast, NYCC security temporarily blocked entry to and attempted to evacuate Artists Alley as...

New Black Lightning Archive: DC, Tony Isabella Reconcile

"Dogs and cats, living together!" - that's what immediately popped into my mind yesterday when I read Tony Isabella praising DC on Facebook for...