Simon claimed that he first heard about Dynamite’s project from a Comic Book Resources report from Comic-Con International.
In a press release, his son Jim said: “Simon turned down Dynamite's proposal in no uncertain terms. Apparently [Dynamite owner, Nick] Barrucci did not know the meaning of the word no and he proceeded anyway."
An attorney for the Kirby Estate disagreed with Simon’s version of events, claiming that the creator had been informed of and approved of the negotiations.
Out of respect for Simon’s wishes, the Kirby Estate has said that it will no longer be involved in the Fighting American revival.