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


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]