This is an appendix post for the article "All Quacked Up: Steve Gerber, Marvel Comics, and Howard the Duck" (click here).
Below is Marvel’s 1978 work-made-for-hire agreement, first issued in May 1978. At the time, Marvel exclusively published company-owned material. The majority of the writers, cartoonists, and other artisans working for the company were employed on a freelance basis. The contract's purpose was to bring Marvel into compliance with the work-made-for-hire provisions of the 1976 Copyright Act. The Act went into effect on January 1, 1978.