The Oxford English Dictionary defines creator as “the divine agent which creates all things from nothing,” or the significantly less exalted “person who or thing which creates or brings something into existence.” In the history of comics creation, however, far from receiving divine recognition for their handiworks, creators have, unfortunately, struggled for the rights to their own creations. Thus the term creator holds particular resonance within the history of comics, as creators have long fought to be acknowledged for their work producing comics and still endeavor to receive appropriate monetary and intellectual recognition.

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