Cases where one company pays a fee to another to reprint material with the latter's characters.

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  1. Antiyonder

    Antiyonder Amalgam Universe Overlord
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    https://www.toonzone.net/forums/thr...the-reprint-department.4953781/#post-76449441

    This thread and others responding mentioned I made a long time back covered comics that face legal problems preventing a reprint. So how about the occasions where one publisher decides to play ball with another so they can for the most part reprint a series in it's entirety?

    Fittingly enough, one poster in my previous thread mentioned how the Marvel run of Transformers G1 had an issue featuring Spider-Man (in the Alien Costume, btw), plus others featuring the comic exclusive Circuit Breaker who Marvel owns I believe because she appeared in Secret Wars II #3.

    Well sometime after the thread, IDW for whatever reason did decide to print the entire series, thus dealing with Marvel to do so for whatever reason. So we get the first crossover between the Autobots and a Marvel hero, plus the comic exclusive villainess. Even got some bonuses like the 1986 movie's adaptation and the G.I.Joe crossover mini. Only real omission were the Marvel characters on the border of #22's cover.

    Also, I guess occasional reprints of the old TMNT comic featuring a character Cerebus from Dave Sims has been included.

    So any other examples of reprints which have one publisher going the extra mile for the full run?
     
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    IDW is launching Sonic the Hedgehog in April after Archie comics lost the rights this 2017 year, so maybe - if Sally Acorn and the Freedom Fighters make it to IDW Sonic if Sega approves even at some of Sega Sonic panel at an upcoming gaming convention in Austin, Texas in March 2017 - they could reprint the Archie Sonic material from the early years of the Archie Sonic comic (1992-1995)?
     
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    Wouldn't necessarily count Sally and most Freedom Fighters as the Adventures and SatAM characters (and anything Flynn related that isn't a derivative of the other writers before him) I believe are counted as owned by SEGA, and the decision to use them is more a mandate that legality. Now reprinting the stuff that has the other characters, yeah I'd say that's good to hear and in the spirit of the topic.
     
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    Archie is reprinting some old Marvel stories in digest format under a deal between the two companies.
     

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