Walking Dead Lawsuit

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Robert Kirkman, the co-creator of The Walking Dead comic book series and AMC’s hit television show, has been sued by a collaborator and former friend, Michael Anthony Moore, who claims he is entited to half the proceeds from the franchise.

Moore is Kirkman’s high school friend and the original artist on the series.  Moore claims he was duped into assigning his rights away from the franchise and that he has not been paid royalty payments owed to him.  In other words, Moore claims that Kirkman has become a corporate zombie.

I haven’t seen a copy of the complaint.  But will update this as soon as I do.

~ by siouxsielaw on February 9, 2012.

2 Responses to “Walking Dead Lawsuit”

  1. Interesting. Know it will come down to what the actual contract that was signed stipulates. As the article indicated Moore was advised a TV deal was in the works not sure how he can claim “fraud”…sounds like the thought the deal or the show would tank (as statistically, more do than don’t make it) and that he didn’t bother to get a lawyer before signing his rights away, which was his own poor judgment. Also from what was reported it references comic books and motion pictures, not television, which would be foolish to sign as he was advised a TV show was being pitched and he needed to sign off before Kirkman could continue. Look forward to hearing more on this matter.

  2. I liked tonight’s episode. Rick seems to be the protagonist again. And, there was some action.

    I am interested to see what comes out in discovery.

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