On Friday I received a letter from Avril Associates, lawyers representing a comics creator and publisher. Under the terms of the agreement I made with them later that day, this is the only mention I can make of the events in question.

Suffice it to say that the column has closed down and I will not be writing a rumour/gossip column again. This is the price I’ve agreed to pay to avoid severe financial penalties and a long legal battle.

I’d like to thank the many, many readers, both inside and outside the comics profession for your support, letters of praise and most importantly of all, your stories.

What I’ll do next, I don’t know. If anyone has any ideas, you know the e-mail address.

Rich Johnston

This Has A Rumour Value Of 10 Out Of 10

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