Marvel sues artists and their heirs to block them from rights to Spider-Man, other heroes

NBC News

By Diana Dasrath and David K. Li
Scene from "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse."Sony Pictures Animation

Superhero factory Marvel asked a federal court on Friday to block artists behind iconic figures such as Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, and those artists' heirs, from wresting away control of those valuable rights.

The federal civil suits from Marvel Characters Inc., filed in the Southern District of New York, claim the work of several artists and authors belong to the company and not to those original creators or their heirs.

Publish : 2021-09-25 12:58:00

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