With the release of "Punchline: Clown Detective". coinciding DC comics release of a Punchline character, Ray Felix is going head to head with the Corporate giant owned by AT&T/ Warner Bros. The story begins at New York Comic Con in the early 2000's where Ray Felix was in discussions with his former SVA teacher, Dennis O'Neil, who was interested in obtaining some of Ray Felix's original artwork that depicted a new and unique take on Batman. After spending the weekend side by side at the convention, Ray Felix later met Mr. O'Neil at the Baltimore Comic Con with prints of the artwork and a detailed eight issue submission titled, "Mantle of the Bat". Ray Felix submitted the proposal with a plethora of art which included new characters for the DC universe. The Punchline Character was on of many that DC would later alter and integrate into their Batman stories without ever paying Felix or giving him credit. Felix states adamantly," I created Punchline for DC comics in 2005 and it was rejected. I was then sued by DC for trademark infringement over my federal approved trademark, "A World Without Superheroes", in 2010. Around the same time "Punchline" debuted in my comic, " A World Without Superheroes Annual #1". Since DC Comics announcement of their version of Punchline which also was a Joker villain, Ray Felix has been in discussion with the DC law firm to insure that he get's what he feel is due to him.
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