Gaiman, McFarlane fight over ‘Dark Ages Spawn’

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Author and comic book writer Neil Gaiman claims that Valley resident Todd McFarlane owes him money for characters that he says are derived from characters he created in the 1990s for McFarlane’s “Spawn” series.

Gaiman testified for three hours Monday in a Wisconsin federal courtroom, saying that he sees no difference between the Medieval Spawn character and his red-haired opponent Angela, and the Dark Ages Spawn and angels Tiffany and Domina.

It’s a struggle that goes back almost a decade, but the two titans have been unable to reach a settlement.

McFarlane, who lives in the Valley, was present for Gaiman’s testimony and is himself expected to take the stand at some point.


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