[skg law]Comic Book Writer Says ‘Umbrella Academy’ Villain Was His Idea

08-12 04:28

  The talking fish attached to a humanoid body that appears in Netflix Inc.’s “The Umbrella Academy” was actually created 25 years ago by a Texas comic book writer, a copyright suit filed Monday alleges.

  Kevin Atkinson alleges that there’s a “significant, substantial and striking similarity” between his comic book villain “Kingfish” and The Umbrella Academy’s “A.J. Carmichael.” Both are “fish with long, flowing fins” that sit “inside a glass, bell-jar-shaped container atop a humanoid body with a speaker near the front base.”