Some folks just deserve to be Gibbs-Smacked. This post is about one such jerkwad. No, I won’t name him, he knows who he is.
Several years ago, my good friend John Carbonaro purchased the legendary comicbook characters, Wally Wood’s T.H.U.N.D.E.R Agents. He attempted a couple of re-launches, and then somehow, hooked up with this particularly smarmy asshat. It was this guy that not only wormed his way into John’s business, but then (quite literally) all but stole his business and (legally-owned) characters away. This disreputable slug, then launched a misinformation campaign to disseminate bogus information that John’s legally-owned characters existed in the public domain.
John took him to court, and (eventually) won. Beat the pants off this ganif in fact.
Well, some people don’t know how to take a legal drumming like a man, and back in 2005, this dirt-bag was up to his old bag of tricks, attempting to retcon the truth by still claiming that the Agents were in the PD (they are not, and never were). Well, Carbs may be dead, but he still owns the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents.
Anyway the thread ended like this:
Let’s just say that John may no longer be with us, but let there be no doubt that his lawyer can still beat up your lawyer. Especially when it comes to the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents. Count on it.
We still miss you John, but that really is some wicked-ass superpower you have, and I hope that, wherever you are, you are watching, and got a real good chuckle out of this.