Some months ago, Marvel sent me a contract offering to acknowledge my creation of a character called Mindworm. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindworm
Really, Marvel? This http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindworm is the character you want to acknowledge I created for you? No other characters come to mind?
For those who may not understand what Gerry’s getting at, Kurt Busiek offers a clue:
@gerryconway I particularly liked the MINDWORM WAR JOURNAL series.
Conway – who added “I’m not bitter, honestly, just bemused” – then went on to ask Marvel why they don’t send him comps of statues based on his creations, the same way that DC does, and then offers examples of both. In the process, he reminds you of all the characters he’s created that are still in use today: Firestorm and the Punisher, obviously, but also Vixen, Killer Croc, Power Girl and Marvel’s Jackal. It’s a pretty impressive resume, really. More impressive, at least, that having the legacy of the man who created Mindworm…