What do you picture when you hear “Mickey Mouse” – Disneyland? Happiness? Childish innocence? Maybe the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse TV show? Any way you think of Disney’s character, you most likely aren’t thinking of Mickey as a character hooked on drugs and alcohol, participating in “illicit” behaviors such as sex
Who is copyright law meant to protect? If you were to look at Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the US Constitution, you would presume that copyright law protects the work of “authors and inventors,” however, in practice it is easy to see that this is not the truth.
“Comic strips have historically been full of ugly stereotypes, the hallmark of writers too lazy to honestly observe the world.” Bill Watterson wrote this in his tenth-anniversary book of Calvin and Hobbes. When I first read this quote, I was surprised by how insightful it was, especially considering our current
Harley Quinn, a truly marvelous, charismatic, and strange enigma, has been throughout the Batman Franchise to break out on her own. Many have stated that Harley is considered a blend of sophistication and allure that makes this antihero the perfect mix of both funny and scary wrapped up in the
No one can deny that Martin Goodman was the founder of Marvel Comics, one of the greatest comic book companies to ever exist. However, when it comes to the Marvel Universe and its individual characters things begin to get confusing. Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, and Stan Lee created what is