commando issue 1 mint condition

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Lew Stringer wrote:It's still copyright infringement even if the copyright line is removed.
Who currently owns the copyright to the Thriller Picture Library series?

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...I'd imagine it's Warner Bros. :?

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philcom55 wrote:...I'd imagine it's Warner Bros. :?

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Yes, Time-Warner own the AP, Fleetway, Odhams and IPC comics from pre-1970. A shame they're not doing anything with them.

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Lew Stringer wrote:
philcom55 wrote:...I'd imagine it's Warner Bros. :?

- Phil R.
Yes, Time-Warner own the AP, Fleetway, Odhams and IPC comics from pre-1970. A shame they're not doing anything with them.
I am sure that I have said it somewhere else but wouldn't it be great if a Rebellion type company bought up the characters from Time-Warner and did something with them? :(
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Jack Staff did a great job of merging IPC, with Marvel and 60/70s Brit TV and film characters. Never paid a penny in licensing anything either. The really awful part was that, even though it was all by one person, it didn't sell enough to continue. So, certainly not for a profit-making company with admin staff etc. Still there are three (IIRC) TPBs out there that are hugely recommended.

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I'd love to win the Euro Millions and "go shopping" for old AP copyrights.

I'd not be a "rebellion type company" though. My revivals would be the same as the originals, not cannibals!

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felneymike wrote:I'd love to win the Euro Millions and "go shopping" for old AP copyrights.

I'd not be a "rebellion type company" though. My revivals would be the same as the originals, not cannibals!
Sorry, felneymike. What I meant by "Rebellion Type company", was for the strips/characters to be updated for 2016 using artists/authors of today but making sure that their original essences were retained. Rebellion has certainly done that with certain characters in 2000AD.
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Lew Stringer wrote:...It's the missing indicia that's the main giveaway I think. Curious that whoever did the bootleg copy would omit it though. It's still copyright infringement even if the copyright line is removed. :lol:
Think I have sussed this one. Looking around for images to use on my latest article and I noticed that the ammo box pack of Commando anthologies from 2008 included a reprint of issue 1. This could explain why it is such a brilliant facsimile of issue 1.
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