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Mark Mayerson On The Gary Friedrich Situation
posted February 15, 2012

Tom, Gary Friedrich has my every sympathy. There is no doubt that he is being screwed over by Marvel. But by simply asking people to donate to pay for the $17,000, you are rewarding Marvel for screwing Gary. They get the money from fans who are, in effect, protesting Marvel's behavior.

As I say, I have nothing against helping Friedrich, but if fandom is going to do that, it should be coupled with something to publicly embarrass Marvel. Otherwise, we're just enabling Marvel's behavior and asking for more of the same.