Mark Waid demystifies how creator contracts work at DC

In response to questions about how much of Man of Steel's box office will be making its way into his mailbox, Mark Waid posted a summary of how contracts and royalties traditionally work for creators signed to a conglomerate like DC/WB.

It's a very concise read and I recommend checking it out if you have a passing interest in creator rights or comics in general.

But if you don't even have time for that: he's not contractually owed a dime, and while he considers the system not-ideal, he believes it's fair.


And as much as people like to crap on DC editorial (raises hand), Waid puts in quite a few good words for ex-DC President Paul Levitz, who petitioned DC/WB to pay royalties to various creators for creating content that was 'only' referenced or partially adapted into other mediums, despite them not being owed anything on paper.