At right you have the cover to Hack/Slash #16 from Devil’s Due Publishing. It features the character “The Re-Animator” from a series of films by the same name. Diamond has refused to distribute the three issues of Hack/Slash featuring “The Reanimator” because there’s some measure of legal discussion over who actually owns the rights to the character, either the creator, or I believe a producer or group of suits associated with the films. Diamond’s policy in situations where there is some question as to the legality of a publishing effort is, simply, not to distribute the book. That’s fine, I suppose, they’re just trying to cover their own ass.
But if that’s the case, how in the hell can they justify continuing to distribute copies of Action Comics?
I call bullshit.