Tuesday, April 26, 2016

October 7, 1977 Writer-Editor Employment Contract, Marvel Comics and Steve Gerber

This is an appendix post for the article "All Quacked Up: Steve Gerber, Marvel Comics, and Howard the Duck" (click here).

Below is the October 7, 1977 contract between Marvel and Steve Gerber, formally employing him as a comic-book scriptwriter, as well as editor of the Howard the Duck comic-book series. The signatory on Marvel’s behalf is company president James Galton.

Note: The photocopy for page 3 cuts off the text at the bottom of the page. The omitted text is unknown.

Note: The photocopy for page 8 cuts off the text near the bottom of the page. Based on other Marvel contracts of the time, the omitted portion, at least in part, reads “throughout the world and shall be Marvel’s property for the period of the copyright and any renewals thereof.”

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