While we work on our next post, we thought you might enjoy this excellent (and exhaustive) law review article by William A. Hilyerd: Hi Superman, I’m A Lawyer: A Guide To Attorneys (and Other Legal Professionals) Portrayed In American Comic Books, 15 Widener L. Rev. 159 (2009). While there are a lot of law review articles discussing legal issues surrounding the comic book business (e.g. the ownership of characters such as Superman), there are very few law review articles that consider the actual content of comic books.
We should also take this opportunity to thank Prof. Hilyerd; his article pointed us to the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media, and Entertainment Law Journal’s citation format for comics (published as Britton Payne, Comic Book Legal Citation Format, 16 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 1017 (2006)), which we have used in our upcoming book.