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#1 Posted by NetSpiker (410 posts) - - Show Bio

I have the 39th edition of the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, but it's missing some of the comics in my collection including the Stargate SG-1 series and the Vampire The Masquerade series. Does the most recent (44th) edition include these comic series?

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#3 Posted by NetSpiker (410 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's an except from the copyright notice for Magdalena vs. Dracula: Monster War #1 (2005):

"Magdalena" and "Witchblade" the logos, and the likenesses of all featured characters are registered trademarks of Top Cow Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. "Tomb Raider", the Tomb Raider logo, Lara Croft and her likeness and Eidos interactive are registered trademarks of Eidos P.L.C. All rights reserved. "MONSTER WAR", "DRACULA", "FRANKENSTEIN", "FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER", "DR. JEKYLL", "MR. HYDE", and "WOLF MEN", their logos and likeness are trademarks of Dynamite Entertainment a division of Dynamic Forces, Inc.

How was Dynamite Entertainment able to trademark all these public domain characters? Is the copyright notice lying? Or did they trademark some aspect of those characters? These public domain characters are Dynamite's only contribution to the Top Cow/Dynamite crossover which makes me wonder why Top Cow bothered to share its profits with Dynamite.

Here's an excerpt from the copyright notice for Army Of Darkness #8 (2006):

"Monster War", "Dracula", "Frankenstein", "Frankenstein's Monster", "Dr. Jekyll" "Mr. Hyde" and "WolfMen" are copyright 2006 Classic Monsters, llc., their logos and likeness are trademarks of Classic Monsters, llc.

Pretty much the same except now the public domain characters are owned by some company called "Classic Monsters", rather than Dynamite.

Dynamite isn't the only company that claims to have trademarked public domain characters.

Dracula: Asylum (2006): Dracula is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Does anyone understand what's going on in these examples?

#4 Posted by NetSpiker (410 posts) - - Show Bio

tons of times

Do you have any actual examples? Bomb Queen is not part of the DC Universe. And the first image calls him "Robama" not Obama (and it's not even a comic).

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#6 Posted by NetSpiker (410 posts) - - Show Bio

According to Obama's Comic Vine page he's appeared in plenty of DC comics. But do any of these comics actually refer to him as Barack Obama?

I know the president was identified as Barack Obama in the Marvel Universe (Amazing Spider-Man #583).

#7 Posted by NetSpiker (410 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay, I'll remove the Comic Book Adaptation concept from every issue of Moon Called and then add it back next week.

#8 Edited by NetSpiker (410 posts) - - Show Bio

Society: Party Animal is the comic book sequel to the 1989 movie Society. According to Wikipedia, it was released in 2003 by Rough Cut Comics, but there's no mention of it on Comic Vine, Comic Book DB or the Grand Comics Database. No one's selling it on Amazon.com or eBay. All I could find on the internet was a few preview pages and an announcement that it would be included in a limited edition Society Blu-ray release.

Does anyone know if this was actually released in 2003? Was it cancelled? Was it only released in a foreign language?

#9 Posted by NetSpiker (410 posts) - - Show Bio

The only reason I was adding this concept to issues is so that other people can scroll through the list and discover which movies and novels have comic adaptations. If the list isn't working properly then I better wait until the problem is fixed before continuing. Are you certain it will be fixed in the next update?

#10 Posted by NetSpiker (410 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm currently adding the Comic Book Adaptation concept to all comics that are adaptations of movies, novels and short stories. But there's a problem. All 8 issues of Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson: Moon Called series have had the concept added, but the series is not showing up on the list of adaptation comics. Can this be fixed?