(Just keep in mind these are my own musings and my own thoughts on the matter...)
While it is clear that characters, items, and settings are created for comic book stories, it seems incorrect to say they are created fresh each time a new writer comes in or the property is brought to a new media. Taking a well used example like Batman, this can easily be seen. This character was created in 1939 by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. Over time, more writers added to the body of comic book stories, but none are argued to have "created" the character, just added to it. Even as the setting noticeably changed over the decades, the character has still been credited to Kane and Finger.
When Batman was adapted for a serial in the early 1940s, the scriptwriters…Read more >