Monday, November 16, 2009

You're Just a Tool of the Man

Via M. Bouffant, an article::
Marvel once owned the rights to the word zombie. As improbable as it sounds, Marvel attempted to trademark the word zombie in comic book titles after publishing Tale of the Zombie in 1973. By the time the trademark was approved two years later, the series was coming to an end. Marvel lost the trademark in 1996 but it wasn't long before it was once again trademarking the armies of the undead, registering the words Marvel Zombies to protect its comic series of the same name. With DC, Marvel also trademarked the phrase 'Super Hero'.

20 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I'm a rebel, Dottie.

Muck Farvel.

mikey said...

I'm thinking I should Trademark the term "Asshole". That way, every time somebody called me that I'd get a royalty payment. Seems like a fair tradeoff to me...

herr doktor bimler said...

I've been waiting for Mr McGravitas to find some character from the Marvel universe with similar powers to the robotic rectum case from the earlier thread.

herr doktor bimler said...

... If Marvel want to introduce such a character, best they do so before mikey copyrights the name.

Substance McGravitas said...

The Whizzer turned out to be less exciting than I thought.

J— said...

I'm of a mind to copyright Your Mother so that when Dragon-King Wangchuck does her, I get a little something, something.

Substance McGravitas said...

I've been waiting for Mr McGravitas to find some character from the Marvel universe with similar powers to the robotic rectum case from the earlier thread.

Turdchucken?

tigris said...

Super Pooper? Craptain America? Night Soiler?

Substance McGravitas said...

The Brown Bomber.

herr doktor bimler said...

Iron Fistula.

herr doktor bimler said...

You people are objectively pro lapse.

Substance McGravitas said...

Thief!

Substance McGravitas said...

Shadowscat.

herr doktor bimler said...

Speaking of which, fish has some explaining to do.

herr doktor bimler said...

The Whizzer turned out to be less exciting than I thought.

Not a tool of the Man, but the Man of the Tool!

M. Bouffant said...

Inspiration: The White Whizzer.

Substance McGravitas said...

Men Fear THE CRAPPIE!

mikey said...

Waiter? WAITER!

I'm sorry, young man, but I am NOT paying for this meal. Not one thin dime. Wrong? What's wrong, you ask? The fish was Crappie!!

Substance McGravitas said...

The Grim Pooper.

fish said...

Speaking of which, fish has some explaining to do.

Usually happens when I eat too many beets.