Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Creators battle for Abadazad: Newsarama reports that J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Ploog have filed papers with a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Florida requesting that CrossGen be compelled to reject the contract the two signed for Abadazad, a series created under the Code 6 imprint:

"The claim by the two creators states that given that CrossGen filed for bankruptcy, it still retains the assets it held while doing business, including their portion of Abadazad. According to the original Publishing Agreement signed by DeMatteis prior to the publication of the series, Abadazad would enjoy a normal Code 6 relationship with CrossGen, that is, Code 6 would own 75% of the property, while DeMatteis, as the property’s creator, would own 25%. Originally, thirteen issues and two trades were to be published, with Code 6 allowed to make the decision after that to continue publishing."