Co-creators Robert Kirkman, and Tony Moore have been in a tough legal battle over the rights to The Walking Dead for the better part of 2012, and The Hollywood Reporter reports that the parties have reached an agreement. Moore sued Kirkman in February, claiming that he was deceived by Kirkman, “Kirkman is a proud liar and fraudster who freely admits that he has no qualm about misrepresenting material facts in order to consummate business transactions.” Moore filed the lawsuit wanting half the proceeds from the franchise (including the TV series).
The Hollywood Reporter was sent the following statement, which seems a bit more amicable: “Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore are pleased to jointly announce that they have reached an amicable agreement in their respective lawsuits and all parties have settled the entire matter to everyone’s mutual satisfaction. Neither side will be discussing any details but will instead happily and productively spend their time focused on their own work and move on in their lives.”
For you hopefuls out there, maybe Tony Moore will offer some variant covers now. Probably not.