By Heidi MacDonald
December 18, 2018
After the internet reacted to a Facebook post by DC co-publisher Dan DiDio on DC relinquishing rights to a variety of pulp heroes, it was assumed that this might apply to the handsome series of hardcover Spirit Archives that DC published over the last decade or so. However, why guess when you could talk to Denis Kitchen, the agent for the Will Eisner estate? According to Kitchen, DC retains the rights to the Archives for “the foreseeable future. There is a contractual formula I can’t divulge under which the rights would revert. When that might apply is impossible to predict at the moment.” However, DC no longer has the rights to create new Spirit stories.