TIL Marvel used to issue paychecks to their creatives with vouchers on the back saying that the one signing it renounced all rights to whatever they created. They couldn’t sign the paycheck without also signing the voucher.

Read more: https://www.comicsbeat.com/when-carl-burgos-tried-to-sue-for-the-human-torch/

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  1. I found out about this from reading Sean Howe’s Marvel: The Untold Story but finding an article that mentioned it was harder than expected. It was nice finding an image of the check along with the article though. Do read the book if you’re interested in that sort of thing. It’s an engrossing, if sometimes heartbreaking, read.

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