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The story behind these two strips has always puzzled me. The Katzenjammer Kids' creator left the Hearst Newspaper syndicate and created a "new" strip called the Captain and the Kids for the Pulitzer newspapers. The expected lawsuit happened but the outcome is a head-scratcher: both newspapers were allowed to continue with their strips using identical characters but different names for the strips. I cannot think of another like situation where this was the outcome. Usually, one or both would cease publishing the disputed intellectual property. Maybe the whole lawsuit was just too big of a Katzenjammer for the 2 publishers and they decided to play nice. Of course, neither head of the respective publishing empires were known for their nice traits so that is another hmmm.


Rudolph Dirks...Creator of "THE KATZENJAMMER KIDS".




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The story behind these two strips has always puzzled me. The Katzenjammer Kids' creator left the Hearst Newspaper syndicate and created a "new" strip called the Captain and the Kids for the Pulitzer newspapers. The expected lawsuit happened but the outcome is a head-scratcher: both newspapers were allowed to continue with their strips using identical characters but different names for the strips. I cannot think of another like situation where this was the outcome. Usually, one or both would cease publishing the disputed intellectual property. Maybe the whole lawsuit was just too big of a Katzenjammer for the 2 publishers and they decided to play nice. Of course, neither head of the respective publishing empires were known for their nice traits so that is another hmmm.


Rudolph Dirks...Creator of "THE KATZENJAMMER KIDS".




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See, this is what I mean. The ruling makes no sense to me. Its like Disney creates Mickey Mouse, leaves Disney for WB and creates an identical character, let's say, oh, Mortimer Mouse, and everybody is just fine with it. Don't work today I tell ya!
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@Badger - National/DC sued a few publishers who had superheroes too much like Superman for copyright infringement. The most notable one was Fawcett Comics for Captain Marvel. Ironically, when DC came out with their own Captain Marvel comic in the 1970's, they couldn't call it Captain Marvel, because Marvel was already using that title and had to call their comic SHAZAM. Ain't life funny?
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@Badger - National/DC sued a few publishers who had superheroes too much like Superman for copyright infringement. The most notable one was Fawcett Comics for Captain Marvel. Ironically, when DC came out with their own Captain Marvel comic in the 1970's, they couldn't call it Captain Marvel, because Marvel was already using that title and had to call their comic SHAZAM. Ain't life funny?


Hey Ed, here's the story about the lawsuit..
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This book has always been a mystery to me as I know I didn't
buy it but I do believe it came from my friend Joey Barrone
who lived across the hall. We would exchange comics to read
and then return them after awhile. Joey had a sister and I
always thought it might have been hers that got mixed into
mine. We moved away before I discovered I had it so I could
never check to see if that was what happened.




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Had all but forgotten THE GUARDIAN and the NEWSBOY LEGION
until I ran across my copy of STAR SPANGLED #53.




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Most of the time, the only place you could find RED RYDER was
at W.T. GRANTS along with the DELL FOUR COLOR COMICS.




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Looking up values on GoCollect and ran across SPIRIT #22
with a Fair Market Value of $5,000...hard to believe.




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@martymann That book has always commanded a premium. I handled the Edgar Church copy when I brokered it to Heritage, super high grade.
Great comic! (Wrong holder LOL!)
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Looking up values on GoCollect and ran across SPIRIT #22
with a Fair Market Value of $5,000...hard to believe.




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It's an intriguing and imagination-capturing piece of artwork, there's no doubt about it. That uncommon blue background is a stroke of genius that few would come up with.
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70+ years old and still great reading!







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One of my favorite EC covers.




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Just noticed PEDIGREED...AGAIN! When and how did this change?

Marty
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Had to dig this out after reading the "In The Limelight" article
in this weeks SCOOP featuring JACK ARMSTRONG.




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Another popular radio show...




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Another popular radio show...




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This cover has always tripped me out!! I love the little sea anemones waving!!
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I reactivated this so we can all see and comment about Marty's collection, if we want to.
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Had to dig this out after reading the "In The Limelight" article
in this weeks SCOOP featuring JACK ARMSTRONG.




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I have one of these. Unfortunately it's in the same PGX slab from when I sent it in back around 2007. It's a 7.0 and I think it's the only copy noted with "white" pages. I check out sales every now and again, seems to be very little market interest in this book unfortunately even though I think it's considered to be somewhat scarce.
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I have once again been able to borrow a pc to reach out for a few moments to thank Jesse_O for reactivating this thread. I thought it was gone forever.
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Welcome back Marty!
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Hope you are doing okay, Marty. If necessary, I am sure the members of this forum would be glad to pitch in to purchase you an iPad or other device to get you back here full time. Just say the word.
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Hello to all...
Once again able to borrow a laptop to update this thread. I have submitted three books for grading...MORE FUN #105...SUPERMAN #62 and SCRIBBLY #6. I also plan to attend a COMIC BOOK SHOW in Albany NY tomorrow (Sunday) while passing through. +
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Hello to all...
Once again able to borrow a laptop to update this thread. I have submitted three books for grading...MORE FUN #105...SUPERMAN #62 and SCRIBBLY #6. I also plan to attend a COMIC BOOK SHOW in Albany NY tomorrow (Sunday) while passing through. +


Thrilled to see you posting! Need to get yourself a permanent laptop or even tablet… let us all know how we can help. If you are okay with a (non-apple) tablet I may be able to hook you up “on the house”…
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It's ALWAYS a pleasure to view Marty's Legendary collection!
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