JayG wrote:Comic book characters are more complex.
I believe that the copyright is retained indefinately by the publisher (DC in this case) while the characters are still in use, but then reverts to the estate of the original creator if they fail to use it for a period (as is, I believe, the case with Superboy and why you don't see that name or appearance used anymore). After that I suppose it does indeed fall under the normal rules, but it would be a rare case.
#9297334, By SClaw Downsides of the expiry of copyright
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