Ken Penders just copyrighted all of his stories and Characters from Archie Sonic, and proceeded to forbid anyone, ANYONE, particularly Archie and SEGA, from using them or face cease and desist.
Basically, 80% of the comic's mythology.
This, my friends, is called BEING A DOUCHE.
Please spread this. This is unacceptable- imagine Stan Lee forbidding Marvel from using any character he created?
I mean, even if Penders manages to make his stories alone, who will publish him? and who will buy from such a douche?
[link] here, read it.
"Every story since issue #160 that features my characters and concepts is essentially unauthorized, as I did not grant Archie Comics the right to use my creations for their benefit without compensation to me."
"For now, they cannot reprint any of my stories in any media whatsoever, nor can they use any of my characters. Julie-Su, Geoffrey St. John, Hershey, Rob O' the Hedge, Lien-Da, the Dark Legion along with the rest of the characters and concepts I created - including the alternative universes and future timeline - cannot appear in the series"
So yeah. Spread the word- Penders is a douche, and we have evidence to support it. Let's boycott him even before he does anything more.
What he is doing is cancel a comic he is no longer affiliated with, five years after he left, because he's throwing a tantrum.