Jack Kirby Heirs Sue Marvel – Could We Get Two Fantastic Fours Out Of This? Bleeding Cool Comic Book News and Rumors I'm in two minds on this. On one hand Kirby got royally screwed by Marvel and they are notoriously tight to this day on paying out reprint royalties (as opposed to DC, who pay out on pretty much everything regurdless of whether folks are alive or dead). On the other hand, those were the realities of the business back then and Marvel might very well have a legally tight arguement. Theres no shortage of folks who got similar or even worse (Bill Finger) treatment over the years and I don't see thier families running for the lawyers. Still, should be interesting and it won't have much effect on Marvel's output either way since they are trying for mutual ownership rather then the blatant power grab that Seigel and Shuster's kids are trying for with the Superman litigation.