The Hollywood Reporter
Sometimes you just never know. You’re keeping your head down, working hard, trying to make everything that you work on solid, and before you know it, your ass lands in court. Such is the case with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.
According to THR, Kirkman has been sued by a childhood friend and collaborator who claims he is entitled to as much as half of the proceeds from the lucrative Walking Dead franchise.
Michael Anthony (“Tony”) Moore, a fellow comic book artist, filed suit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court. In the complaint, a copy of which was obtained by THR, Moore says he was duped into assigning his interest in the material over to Kirkman, who has since gone on to fame and fortune. Moore, on the other hand, has received very little compensation and has not be able to access profit statements from properties including The Walking Dead, he says.
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