*Bursts through doors*
*Huffs and puffs*
Guys, I think I got it! A solution that will minimize financial losses on ALL sides and potentially give EVERYONE what they want!
Here is what I propose. Penders sells the rights to his works to ACP BUT he is still allowed to create his own comic and pays royalties or acts under licence to them. And in the long run, ACP will likely get the money back in terms or royalties or whatever, and Penders can continue his own comic and be able to make make even MORE money despite having to pay royalties. Financial losses would be minimized on ALL sides, both sides would get what they want, and the lore will be saved!
So, do you also think this is a good idea? I need to catch my breath.