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Cosplay, Consent and Signs of the Times

Attendees at this year's New York Comic Con are accustomed to giant-sized announcements for the latest entertainment, but this year a new sign greets...

Supreme Court Spikes Shuster Case

As expected, the Supreme Court has denied cert in the case of Joe Shuster heir Mark Peary. I've noted elsewhere that, contrary to what...

SDCC ’14: Is Cosplayer Harassment a Real Problem?

How do we solve the problem of cosplayer harassment? Is it even a problem at all, or are we simply dealing with a few...

SDCC ’14: Fashioning a Response to Cosplay Harassment

Comic-Con hit TMZ after America's Next Top Model winner and media personality Adrianne Curry, dressed as Catwoman, chased down and whip-punched a man who...

SDCC ’14: Giant Monsters Win the Masquerade

Just a few hours after Legendary Pictures' CEO Thomas Tull announced that Mothra, King Ghidorah and Rodan will appear in the Godzilla sequel, attendees...

SDCC ’14: Fashion Shows on Trend

This year there are several high-profile fashion-related events and product launches at Comic-Con, which at the very least reflects how much the comics industry's...

SDCC ’14: Werthamania

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Fredric Wertham's influential and notorious Seduction of the Innocent, and Comic Con's programming schedule includes several panels...

Is the Clickhole Calvin and Hobbes Cartoon Illegal Child Porn?

Clickhole, the Onion's answer to Buzzfeed and Clickhole, has posted an audacious NSFW video parody, "If You Grew Up With 'Calvin and Hobbes,' You...

Shuster Estate Loses Appeal

The Siegel and Shuster lawsuits are over - again. My thoughts on the latest decision after the jump. Today's Ninth Circuit ruling is the latest...

Just add cigar and brandy: Girls banned from child’s superhero party

This Sunday's New York Times features yet another controversy over women's place in comics--the exclusion of girls from a superhero-themed birthday party.The teaser for...

Legal Spotlight: Ghost Rider and the Gary Friedrich Appeal

If you ever wondered how Jerry Siegel's 1970s lawsuit against National Periodical Publications would have turned out if it had been decided today, this week's Second Circuit ruling in the Gary Friedrich case has your answer.

The Legal View: Siegel Court Issues Final Judgments

The Superman and Superboy lawsuits are officially over, pending appeal.After an obligatory mop-up opinion whose outcome & reasoning was foreshadowed in my previous post,...