It's amazing when you hit the big time the number of bottom-feeders that begin to rise out of the murky waters.
The latest is in regards to Mark Millar and his new comic book Jupiter's Legacy.
Apparently, there is some unknown band by the name of Jupiter's Child that has been harassing Mark Millar on Twitter and wherever else, trying to get the creator of Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2, Secret Service and a host of other famous comics and movies to back off using "Jupiter" with the threat of legal action.
Yeah, Mark Millar the Fox Marvel movies creative consultant.
I guess the drama has gotten so bad that Millar actually had to take the time out to say something about it:
‘Hello! Lovely to hear from you. Our comic is called Jupiter’s Legacy. Your band, I believe, is called Jupiter’s Children. I thus have no idea what you’re talking about and neither do you in terms of copyright violation. My lawyer is probably ignoring you now. Best, Mark Millar’
‘I’ve no idea why I’m wasting my time with this, but I think you misunderstand. Our project is called Jupiter’s Legacy. Your band is called Jupiter’s Child. Star Wars, Star Trek and Starman all have the word STAR in the title with no conflict just as my project and your band have Jupiter in the title. What on Earth are you talking about? Are you aware that there’s a movie called Jupiter’s Rising out next year? Are you taking them to court too?’
It's also said that the band fired off a number of nasty tweets in Millar's direction, but once the press got wind of them, they deleted the tweets.
As Bleeding Cool notes, the band's assertions are complete nonsense as no court would hold that Jupiter's Children holds the rights to everything "Jupiter."
But as we see from the band's behavior, it's probably more about getting some cheap publicity.
So at least in that way they may have succeeded.
Or back fired?