The biggest news in geek culture this last week has to be that Jack Kirby’s family and Marvel have come to a settlement over the copyrights of the Marvel character that Kirby helped create. The details of the settlement have not been released, and probably won’t be, but it must have been substantial for the Kirby family to stop pursuing the matter. In addition, a settlement means that the case will not go before the United States Supreme Court. While the Court had not officially decided to hear the case, they had requested a response from Marvel in advance to taking the case to conference, one step closer toward the case being heard. Many in the comics industry had hoped the case to be a watershed for other old school creators and their families.