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The Hulk vs. Snow White

You might be looking for a little comic relief today. I know I am.

Then it's fitting that Marvel Comics sued Disney over the ownership rights to its intellectual property in some of its characters.

I use that term "intellectual property" loosely when referring to comics. But, Marvel apparently takes it very seriously.

I mean, it's Spider-man vs. Mickey Mouse.

X-Men vs. Cruella De Vil.

The Hulk vs. Maleficent (Ok, she's the stand-in for Snow White).

Millions of dollars seriously. Apparently, Marvel did sell the rights to its characters, and Disney may have ended up with them, but Marvel now claims it didn't grant the rights to Disney. Now it wants the millions that Disney made with Marvel's characters.

I can't understand why Marvel is concerned about teaming up Thor and Captain America with Peter Pan.

They all fly, right?

Imagine the possibilities.

I've always thought of Davey Crockett as a superhero.

Posted by J. Craig Williams on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 at 19:26 Comments (2)


Comments by Dan Wendlick from United States on Monday, November 08, 2004 at 11:51 - IP Logged
You haven't been to Orlando recently. The Universal Studios Theme park Islands of Adventure licenses the Marvel characters, has built at least two major attractions based on them, and uses them prominently in advertising. They could legitimately argue that airing the affected works on Disney-branded outlets could create confusion in the minds of consumers as to which park has the Marvel-related attractions.

Comments by leigh dierck from United States on Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 10:41 - IP Logged
Comics aren't just all about bland superheroes. There are a whole new breed of graphic novels that use that comic format, but give it a whole new life. Chris Ware, author of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, researched Chicago's architecture and history to get the setting of his novel perfect. The grpaphic novel was so well received that he was awarded an American Book Award, something that normally goes to "real" books (the one'w without pictures at least).
If you are interested, you can check it out here:

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