Here is the latest update from the land of the used and abused. I got a call today from My attorney and friend Byron Nenos, who has finally communicated with someone representing DC.
Apparently they are actively working on this situation and expect to have it resolved as soon as I sign some paperwork. Which, as of this writing, has yet to be e-mailed or faxed to Byron .The funny thing is that theyíve stated that they canít locate the original contracts signed by yours truly. Also, on the good news side of things they are recognizing that Plastique is a creation of mine. So someday I should get an accounting of the money paid to DC from the episodes of Smallville in which the character appeared. Of those appearances Iím owed 10% of their gross. But they still insist that since they ĎBoughtĒ the rights to Captain Atom, they own the character. But, what they bought from Charlton is the two designs created by Ditko. Mine is a completely different character in look., origin, and powers. Iím due compensation for the promotion and usage of that image from the action figures and the JLA animated series episodes in which he appeared. Also the sales of those episodes through any retail resource . So the dance continues
On an entirely different subject I just finished 10 more instructional videos for my school and currently Iím completing the lesson plans for the online assignments that will utilize the videos. Working on four more commissions, collector cards for both Heroes, and Rittenhouse, and finished my cover for the second issue of Man-O-War.
On the sad news side of life. My wifeís father passed away on Good Friday. His name was Harold Lovely. So Death, these last two years, has taken all of my Aunts and Uncles, My mother last fall, and now my wifeís Father last week.