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Family Values Don't Extend to Credit
posted October 9, 2007
 

Dirk Deppey makes a good point today and yesterday that I should have in writing about the passing of the late Archie executive and editor Richard Goldwater: not only didn't his father create Archie as is claimed for him in the press release, but the son should never be seen as the creator of things like Josie and the Pussycats simply for being in charge when a creator like Dan DeCarlo worked his craft in that direction. The massive lack of generosity on the part of such companies in dealing with creators, both financially and in terms of the historical record, is shameful no matter if it is or is not permitted by legal construction. If this were boiled down to a story in their comics, it's hard to imagine Archie would be cast in the role of the company man.