The heirs to comic-book artist Jack Kirby — who has co-creation credits for the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Avengers,, Hulk, Thor,
“The notices involved are an attempt to terminate rights seven to 10 years from now, and involve claims that were fully considered in the acquisition.”
Kirby, who died in 1994, worked with writer-editor Stan Lee to create many of the most famous characters in comics. The properties are in demand in Hollywood, which has increasingly turned to the pages of comic books for blockbuster inspiration.
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