Victorian Squid wrote:
Oh fuck they didn't clear any
of that with ERB Inc?
They don't have to.
The whole point Dynamite's using is the names John Carter and Tarzan are what are copyrighted, not the phrases Lord of the Jungle or Warlord of Mars.
Dejah Thoris apparently has never been really copyrighted.
And the books that Dynamite would actually be adapting are all in the public domain.
ERB's only real possible claim is that the public domain rights do not extend outside of the USA.
In which case, Dynamite will stop sending them out there.