The word is out that The Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore have reached an out of court agreement concerning their dispute over the comic book and television show.
Earlier this year Moore filed suit claiming, quite vehemently, that Kirkman intentionally deceived him into signing a contract transferring rights to Kirkman so that Kirkman could more easily sell the television rights to The Walking Dead. Moore further stated that he had not received royalty payments due him from the comic and television show. According to the Hollywood Reporter, “The litigation featured no shortage of inflammatory words.”
From their article:
Moore called Kirkman “a proud liar and fraudster” in the lawsuit. Kirkman responded to Moore’s claims by saying ”the lawsuit is ridiculous” and that Moore had been paid for his work as a penciler and inker on the first six issues of the Walking Dead comic book.
Now though, the matter appears to be closed, with Kirkman’s reps issuing a statement to several outlets including THR:
“Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore are pleased to jointly announce that they have reached an amicable agreement in their respective lawsuits and all parties have settled the entire matter to everyone’s mutual satisfaction. Neither side will be discussing any details but will instead happily and productively spend their time focused on their own work and move on in their lives.”
So, that appears to be that.