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Who Owns the Captain Marvel Name Rights?
 
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Posted:  07 Mar 2017 15:40
Who Owns the Captain Marvel Name Rights?

Another informative comic book video from NerdSync. This guy really knows his comic book history, or at least he does a lot of research.



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The DC Comics character Shazam was originally called Captain Marvel and was created by a company called Fawcett Comics . Marvel also has a few characters by the name Captain Marvel as well, most notably being Carol Danvers. So who actually owns the name "Captain Marvel"? More specifically, how did the trademark slip through DC's grasp and end up in the hands of the folks over at Marvel? Today, we're learning about the interesting history and legal issues surrounding the Captain Marvel copyright and trademark in comics to see what really happened!

For the record, I know that Shazam is an acronym. I had written that in the original script but cut it out because it didn't flow well in the final draft. My point is that it's weird to me that "Shazam" originated in this comic and wasn't taken from somewhere else. It's too perfect of a word!!!


It's interesting to me that with all the superheroes out in the 40's that DC could have sued Fawcett over Shazam. If you would like to travel down memory lane and recall all the Superman vs Shazam Captain Marvel fights
http://www.supermantv.net/wallpaperbattles/shazam/oldjla_small.jpg
Posted:  07 Mar 2017 17:48   Last Edited By: new midnight avenger
I was always a bit confused about how both Marvel and DC had the character named Captain Marvel but DC liked to title the books and the tv series Shazam. Now it makes sense. These videos really do help understand why publishers make certain decisions!


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