Friday, 31 August 2018
R.I.P Gary Friedrich
Photo: By Luigi Novi
This is turning into a very sad year for comic book fans. Steve Ditko, Marie Sevrin and now Gary Friedrich have passed away.
Gary was well known for his Marvel work including Sgt Fury and his Howling Commandos and Monster of Frankenstein but his major creation was Ghost Rider. The latter was a major bone of contention with the company.
Friedrich launched a copyright suit in 2007 over not just Ghost Rider but other characters he had created. Marvel won on all but one count as the judge said he had given up ownership rights when he signed checks containing language that in which he relinquished all rights.
On appeal in 2013 the court overturned the original decision saying the "language had been ambiguous. The matter was settled out of court "amicably" between the two parties.
There is no better way to celebrate this Gary Friedreich's contribution to the world of comics by showing some of his work.