Monday, March 27, 2006

Set our super heroes free

An op ed in the LA Times has critised Marvel and its rival DC comics for enforcing their trademark in the term "super hero".
any company wishing to market a comic book, graphic novel or related item with any variation of "super hero" in the name or title must get permission from Marvel and DC. Dan Taylor, the Costa Mesa-based creator of the "Super Hero Happy Hour" comic, learned about this absurdity two years ago when he was contacted by lawyers for Marvel and DC, prompting him to rename his series to the more pedestrian "Hero Happy Hour."

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