Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Sign a petition asking Marvel to give proper credit and royalties to Jack Kirby's family!

I signed this petition and I hope you will, too. Here's the text:
Jack Kirby is one of the most important and influential artists in the history of U.S. comic books and popular culture.

Along with writers Joe Simon, Stan Lee, and Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby created the characters and stories on which Marvel Comics has built a very successful business over the past 60 years.

Kirby created or co-created Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, The X-Men, The Hulk, The Fantastic Four, The Avengers, and many more. 

For his efforts, Kirby was paid a few dollars a page and never shared in the billions of dollars in profits his characters have made in various media, including print, film, and video games.

We strongly urge Marvel Entertainment and its owner Disney to acknowledge Jack Kirby's authorship and primary role in the creation of these characters. As well, we urge Marvel to pay Kirby's family royalties or other just compensation for the use of these characters and stories.

Until such a time as Marvel can make things right with Kirby's legacy and Kirby's family and heirs, we may refuse to purchase any Marvel product, including comic books, movies, toys, or games. We ask Marvel, Disney, and its shareholders to act ethically and morally in this situation, just as their characters would.


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Complete list of Beach Boys and Brian Wilson Albums

Here's a complete list of Beach Boys albums, followed by a list of Brian Wilson's releases. Click the links to order discounted items from Amazon.


Surfin' Safari / Surfin' USA


Surfer Girl/Shut Down, Vol. 2


Little Deuce Coupe / All Summer Long


Today/ Summer Days (and Summer Nights)


Pet Sounds


Pet Sounds [Hybrid SACD - DSD]


The Pet Sounds Sessions Box Set 


Beach Boys Concert / Live London


The Smile Sessions (2CD)


The Smile Sessions Box Set


Smiley Smile / Wild Honey


Friends / 20/20


Sunflower / Surf's Up


Carl & The Passions - So Tough / Holland


15 Big Ones / Love You


M.I.U. / L.A. Album


Keepin' The Summer Alive / The Beach Boys


Good Vibrations: Thirty Years Of The Beach Boys


Christmas With the Beach Boys


Brian Wilson CDs


Brian Wilson


I Just Wasn't Made for These Times


Live at the Roxy Theatre


Imagination


Orange Crate Art w/Van Dyke Parks


Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds Live


Gettin' in Over My Head


Brian Wilson Presents Smile


What I Really Want for Christmas


Pet Projects: The Brian Wilson Productions



Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin


In The Key Of Disney [Amazon.com Exclusive Version]