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15th Apr '18 6:01:17 AM GMon
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* ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' is still in print despite Bill Gaines passing away in 1992. (He's still credited as the "founder" among "The Usual Gang of Idiots". Also, ''ComicStrip/SpyVersusSpy'' creator Antonio Prohías retired in 1987 and died in 1998, but his strip still appears in the magazine (after several rotating artists and writers, it was taken over by artist/writer Peter Kuper in 1997).

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* ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' is still in print despite Bill Gaines passing away in 1992. (He's still credited as the "founder" among "The Usual Gang of Idiots". Also, ''ComicStrip/SpyVersusSpy'' ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'' creator Antonio Prohías retired in 1987 and died in 1998, but his strip still appears in the magazine (after several rotating artists and writers, it was taken over by artist/writer Peter Kuper in 1997).
14th Mar '18 5:11:43 PM Xtifr
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* Even after Rex Stout's death, and what seemed to be Stout's final story in the series, ''Literature/NeroWolfe'' picked up another author, Robert Goldsborough, who called it quits after writing seven additional stories.

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* Even after Rex Stout's Creator/RexStout's death, and what seemed to be Stout's final story in the series, ''Literature/NeroWolfe'' picked up another author, Robert Goldsborough, who called it quits after writing seven additional stories.
10th Mar '18 5:59:08 PM MisterBeeg
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** [[http://comicskingdom.com/blog/2013/06/05/ask-the-archivist-childrens-letters And according to the syndicate]], there were still about two months worth of comics that never got published. The early cancellation was because the strip's newspaper list was dwindling by then, and also the original contract that Partch signed before his death had just expired.
10th Mar '18 5:55:11 PM MisterBeeg
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* An interesting case with ''Big George'' by Virgil Partch. The comic ended in 1991, seven years after the creator's death. However, this example isn't because somebody else took over, it's because the creator ''[[StripBuffer really was seven years ahead with his strip!]]''

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* An interesting case with ''Big George'' by Virgil Partch. The comic ended in 1991, seven years after the creator's death. However, this example isn't because somebody else took over, it's because the creator ''[[StripBuffer really was seven years ahead ahead]] [[UpToEleven with his strip!]]''
8th Feb '18 12:56:05 PM Tropefan98
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** "Franchise/SuperSentai" is another Ishinomori creation, though he stepped away from the franchise after the second series. Just like ''Kamen Rider'' it's still going to this day.

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** "Franchise/SuperSentai" is another Ishinomori creation, though he stepped away from the franchise after the second series. Just like ''Kamen Rider'' it's still going to this day. He passed while Denji Sentai Megaranger was airing.
20th Jan '18 1:11:23 PM lillolillo
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* Most [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] superheroes: (Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/WonderWoman, etc). The creators are long gone, but the SharedUniverse continues. In many of these cases, control of the series and franchises was wrested from the original creators long before their deaths, often because they didn't understand the value of their creations. For some prominent examples:

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* Most [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] superheroes: superheroes (Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/WonderWoman, etc).etc) and many [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] ones (Franchise/TheFlash Barry Allen, Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan, ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}...). The creators are long gone, but the SharedUniverse continues. In many of these cases, control of the series and franchises was wrested from the original creators long before their deaths, often because they didn't understand the value of their creations. For some prominent examples:



* [[Characters/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]] was created by Creator/CarlBarks (1901-2000). He got his own series in 1952, with Barks contributing stories to 1966. The titles has changed publishers several times but is still ongoing. Many other writers and artists have created Scrooge stories into the 21st century.

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** ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} was created by Otto Binder (1911-1974) and Al Plastino (1921-2013). They contributed stories from 1959 to 1968. Other writers and artists continued writing Supergirl stories afterwards, and their deaths had no effect on the character or her popularity.
* [[Characters/DisneyDucksComicUniverse ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'': Scrooge McDuck]] McDuck was created by Creator/CarlBarks (1901-2000). He got his own series in 1952, with Barks contributing stories to 1966. The titles has changed publishers several times but is still ongoing. Many other writers and artists have created Scrooge stories into the 21st century.
6th Dec '17 7:53:26 PM dsneybuf
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* ''Literature/AmeliaBedelia'' still appears in new stories after Peggy Parish's death, courtesy of her nephew, Herman Parish.
6th Nov '17 6:29:44 AM tropower
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* Fujio Akatsuka, the original creator of Manga/OsomatsuKun passed away in 2008. Seven years later, it was revived as the original[[note]]i.e., not based on an existing manga.[[/note]] anime series Anime/OsomatsuSan (known internationally as "Mr. Osomatsu"), featuring older versions of the characters.[[note]]Unlike his original creation, however, this series was made specifically for older viewers. It doesn't help that this version was the first to be seen in North America (on the internet streaming site Website/{{Crunchyroll}}), which may end up coloring the reputation of the franchise as a whole.[[/note]]
29th Oct '17 11:35:55 AM nombretomado
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* Years after Creator/RichardScarry's death in 1994, the BusyTown series still gets published with new books every few years. Even getting a second animated series by CookieJarEntertainment in the late 2000's, but was very short lived unlike "The Busy World Of Richard Scarry" from the late 80's and early 90's.

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* Years after Creator/RichardScarry's death in 1994, the BusyTown series still gets published with new books every few years. Even getting a second animated series by CookieJarEntertainment Creator/CookieJarEntertainment in the late 2000's, but was very short lived unlike "The Busy World Of Richard Scarry" from the late 80's and early 90's.
21st Sep '17 11:21:56 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Franchise/KamenRider''; Creator/ShotaroIshinomori's death is considered the starting point of the franchise's Heisei era (''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'' onwards).

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* ''Franchise/KamenRider''; ''Franchise/KamenRider'': Creator/ShotaroIshinomori's death is considered the starting point of for the franchise's Heisei era (''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'' onwards).era, which began with ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'' (Ishinomori was working on it when he died).
** "Franchise/SuperSentai" is another Ishinomori creation, though he stepped away from the franchise after the second series. Just like ''Kamen Rider'' it's still going to this day.



* "Franchise/SuperSentai"; Even though he lived through the Showa era of the series from Gorenger-Jetman and the majority of the start of the Heisei era from Zyuranger to Carranger, Shotaro Ishinomori died before Denji Sentai Megaranger ended, but the series continued to the end and the series as a whole is still airing in Japan and at its 39th series, Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, which is the 40th anniversary Sentai series!
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