From Rich Johnston's latest Lying in the Gutters:
"It appears that earlier in the year, British publisher IPC sold a large amount of original comic book artwork from the 60s, 70s and 80s to one UK dealer, who has been selling them on and off again on eBay. Many of the artists were European and have only recently discovered this act. Since a number are in conflict with IPC over returning that very same artwork, stating that IPC has to claim to the work, this could get rather messy. Especially if the previously mentioned "Patty's World" is involved.
IPC are part of the Warner network of companies, as are DC Comics. DC have published a number of works based on old IPC properties."
I think I know who this is.
Another bad business move then.