Oh Glorious Day
Bendis made his surprise
at Wizard World Chicago, and it turns out it actually was
pretty surprising: all the Marvel and DC characters have suddenly
entered the public domain. Here, I'll let Bendis explain it:
“I think the one mistake that’s being made here is that
these are all of our characters – they ‘belong’ to all of us, and if
there’s something that we all want to see, you kind of have to say yes."
Sweet! Well, there is something I know we all want to see, so I
say, "Yes!" A rounding "yes" to my brilliant crossover idea
pairing not just two characters but two pairs
characters. Yes, I'm talking about my long-awaited Power Man/Iron
Fist/Blue Beetle/Booster Gold mega-crossover. It'll be genius!
I expect calls from Marvel and DC representatives shortly to work out
Alf vs. Black Panther crossover also announced
Apparently my interpretation of Bendis'
shocking announcement was too narrow, as I thought only Marvel and DC
characters had entered the public domain. But as recent
about such projects as Jimmy
makes clear, in fact all
book characters are now up for grabs, regardless of publisher.
With that in mind, I can finally move forward on my ambitious Goon
coloso-crossover. Truly, we have entered a new Golden Age of
Comics this day. Huzzah!