Who currently owns the Cadillacs & Dinosaurs/Xenozoic Tales license? (Or, how can I find out who does?)

  • But who has the game rights??? Mar 20, 2022 at 10:57

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Since Mark Schultz, the creator of these tales, is supposedly still alive, I would think the rights still belong to him. For TV shows, CBS was involved, as well as Tyco for the toy distribution rights. Hope that helps.

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    Even if he's not the rights holder at the moment, he'll probably have a good idea who is. Aug 28, 2011 at 21:35

The image below is from the first printing of the comic series; Xenozoic Tales. As you can see, the individual copyright credit for the panels found in the comics goes to artist Mark Schultz but the rights-holders for the Xenozoic Tales trademark (and presumably any ongoing use of the work) was Kitchen Sink Press, Inc.

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According to the wikipedia article on Kitchen Press, the company went bankrupt in 1999 and was resurrected under the heading of Denis Kitchen Press Inc in 2001. Since then, they've appear to have held (and asserted) the rights on a continuous basis.

You can find their address and contact details here.

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    As you can see, the individual credit is for Mark Schultz but the rights-holders were Kitchen Sink Press, Inc. No, what I see is that Schulz holds the copyright on the comic itself, but Kitchen Sink Press has trademarked its name. If Kitchen Sink Press held the rights to the actual comic (i.e., it was work-for-hire) that would read "Xenozoic Tales #14 © Kitchen Sink Press."
    – Micah
    Dec 25, 2014 at 19:15
  • @Micah - If you're after the rights for sale, it's unlikely that the original author would negotiate when he has a pre-exiting (30+ year) arrangement with a publishing house.
    – Valorum
    Dec 25, 2014 at 19:20
  • I agree, but that wasn't the question. (Also, I'm not sure where you're pulling "50+ year" from; Kitchen Sink is only 44 years old!)
    – Micah
    Dec 25, 2014 at 19:27
  • @Micah - The perils of typing from a mobile.
    – Valorum
    Dec 25, 2014 at 19:38

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