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The Enigmatic Dr X

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What's the problem with Zenith?
« on: 15 April, 2003, 03:42:59 PM »
Eh? Why can't Rebellion/ Titan just print the reprints? BEing well up to date, I hear there is some kind of problem reprinting the Zenith stories. How can this be? Surely Rebellion own the strip and can just bung it out on the streets?

Not, I should add, that I care - I bought the Titan collections of Phases I, II and III (the only ones I've ever bought when I had the original comics).

Zenith is, however, such a good tale that any more recent converts really should have the chance to read it.
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Re: What's the problem with Zenith...
« Reply #1 on: 15 April, 2003, 03:51:54 PM »
DrX - Im sure there are a number fo threads on this.

In summary its like this.  Morrison claims Zenith is his, Rebellion claim its theirs.  They ahave writs against each other.  Until a settlement is reached, Zenith Phase 1 which is fully printed and ready to go.  has to stay in a warehouse.  

Personally, Id like them to tell us where the warehouse is and we could raid it :-)

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Re: What's the problem with Zenith...
« Reply #2 on: 15 April, 2003, 04:34:26 PM »
I don't wanna get in the moral rights and wrongs of creators rights etc, but surely in purely legal terms Morrison can't have a leg to stand on ?
Er, that's if he did sign a contract etc ??
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Re: What's the problem with Zenith...
« Reply #3 on: 15 April, 2003, 04:57:34 PM »
If he does lose, I'd like to see someone else writing Zenith.  Normally I'd be dead opposed to a different creator taking over, but in this case I wouldn't mind, it's a great strip for poking fun (sorry I should have said satire) at modern britain as well as being a great character and strip (potentially) and I reckon that someone other than grant Morrison could make a better go of it.

I wonder if we'll have the same issues with his starblazers and the rest of his work for 2000AD and Crisis.  Er...then again, maybe not.

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Re: What's the problem with Zenith...
« Reply #4 on: 15 April, 2003, 05:14:04 PM »
>Er, that's if he did sign a contract etc ??

Think thats the crux of the argument.

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Re: What's the problem with Zenith...
« Reply #5 on: 15 April, 2003, 11:18:34 PM »
I may be wrong here, but I think that Button Man was the first creator owned strip in 2k.
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Re: What's the problem with Zenith...
« Reply #6 on: 16 April, 2003, 02:18:48 AM »
'I reckon that someone other than grant Morrison could make a better go of it. '
Couldn't agree less. I can't imagine anyone else doing Zenith as well as he did. Get too many writers mucking around with other people's characters and you end up with New Robohunter and Rogue Trooper: The Golden Fox Re-shite-ion (Can you see what I've done there?).
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Re: What's the problem with Zenith...
« Reply #7 on: 16 April, 2003, 02:28:39 AM »
I can also quote examples of stories where new writers have given characters a whole new lease of life.  But I agree the wrong writer on a strip just kills it dead.

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Re: What's the problem with Zenith...
« Reply #8 on: 16 April, 2003, 02:44:06 AM »
Well, that's true, Swamp Thing springs to mind (or so I believe; I never read the first ones). 2000ad doesn't seem to good at it, though, except for the occasional gem like Cinnabar.
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