Written by Jude Terror
on Wednesday, September 19 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
Jim Starlin has settled his epic conflict with Marvel Studios, allowing Thanos to appear in their upcoming movies.
CosmicBookNews is reporting that Marvel Studios has finally struck a deal with Jim Starlin, who was upset earlier this year when Marvel did not provide him with free tickets to The Avengers, which featured Thanos, a character he personally ripped off from Jack Kirby and DC. Thanos appeared in a post-credits scene in The Avengers, creating speculation that he would be the main villain in Avengers 2. Thanos was also rumored to be the villain in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, which was announced over the summer. However, many feared that Starlin's temper tantrum would force Marvel to change their plans.
Luckily, it appears Marvel has struck a deal with Starlin, as Starlin himself has confirmed that Thanos will appear in the movies. In compensation for the rights, Starlin will reportedly receive six free passes to see the movies in the movie theater, along with a complimentary #2 popcorn combo, which comes with a large popcorn and two medium soft drinks. If Starlin attends a 3D showing of the movie, he will get to keep the 3D glasses. However, Starlin will have to pay out of pocket if he wishes to upgrade to an IMAX showing of the films.
Earlier this year, The Outhouse successfully negotiated with Starlin for the right to use the name ThanosCopter for its star news reporter, ThanosCopter. Starlin received a footlong turkey sub with his choice of toppings from Subway or a comparable sandwich chain in exchange for the rights. He is a shrewd negotiator.
In other news, Alan Moore has still gotten nothing for creating every single idea in use in comics today.
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About the Author - Jude Terror
Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.
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