Emphasis on the not up there. Marvel owns Marvelman? If this is true what does this mean? Does this mean they are going to get a better chance at publishing the old issues? Or is the previous plan of the "remade" issues still in the works?
Again I do not believe this, with no sarcasm implied.
Interesting. Particularly if Marvel can acquire the rights to the stuff everyone is interested in. With all the legal uncertainty around the character and the series, though, they'll need balls of adamantium to publish anything with MarvelMan in it before they have nailed down all the rights clearly and unequivocally.
Now I'm confused. So does this mean that Marvelman will appear in Marvel Comics?
It means that the one who was basically just a Captain Marvel imitation will appear in Marvel Comics. I don't exactly know how they could really incorporate him in but it would be easier to use that one than the Moore/Gaiman version.
The pre-Moore version, that one has already been owned outright by a company in recent years. So that paves the way for Marvel to use THAT version. But the Moore/Gaiman stuff is tricky, in that the respective work is owned by the artists and writers. That's why you see in the Quesada art that they're using the original logo, as opposed to the 80's redesign.
Right now, they are trying to talk with everyone who has ever worked on the 80's Marvelman/Miracleman stuff to make sure some sort of deal works out. I know Gaiman and Buckingham would be willing to work on finishing The Silver Age and starting The Dark Age. Moore has said if needed he would rather take his name of his work (I can't remember if it meant that he would take it off something like a Miracleman movie or cartoon, or off the stories altogether) and give the all proceeds to Mick Anglo.
On the one hand, I really would love to see proper reprints of the Moore and Gaiman runs on Miracleman, which should have been available decades ago. So if they ever can pull this off... more power to them on that front.
That said... I really don't want Marvel as it is now running Miracleman into the ground like they have with most of the major characters they've touched in the past several years. But if they hand it off to Gaiman and let him (or some other talented enough writer) run with it, that wouldn't be an issue.