Friday, June 04, 2004

A lawsuit, in a Flash: Newsday reports that illustrator and former DC Comics president Carmine Infantino filed a copyright claim against Time Warner and DC, asserting he owns The Flash, Batgirl and other characters he created between 1943 and 1967. Infantino's attorney claims her client gave DC permission to use The Flash in comic books, but not other media.

Expect a long, drawn-out dispute that ends in a quiet settlement, with DC retaining all rights to the characters and Infantino receiving an undisclosed sum of money.