I want to complain about something I've seen recently - most notably in DC Comics (as my Marvel collecting is getting smaller and smaller, but that's another rant.) It really hit the fan for me in Legion of Three Worlds #5.
It appears that DC is snipping art from previous books and stories, and using it in current ones. Okay, I have no problem with this - it can add another dimension, a sense of history, and quite honestly, a nice touch of fun to the stories.
My bitch is that the artists of these pieces NEVER GET CREDITED. Sure, I am assuming that there's no reason to pay them a royalty for a snippet, especially books that DC already has the rights to.
But really, don't a lot of these guys deserve credit? Off the top of my head, from Lo3W #5, they sampled Curt Swan, Al Plastino, Keith Giffen, Greg LaRocque, Jeff Moy, and others I know I'm forgetting.
And again, that's only one page out of one book. I'll swear I remember at least a half dozen such occurrences (they don't come to mind right now - you know that Silver Age memory!)
Maybe a footnote at the bottom of the page is not necessarily in order, but wouldn't it be nice to remember these gents SOMEWHERE? Fair use or not, I'm not talking about legal - I'm talking about what's right.
Eric L. Sofer
The Silver Age Fogey