Marvel Sues City of Heroes

This is ridiculous. Marvel is suing the makers of MMORPG “City of Heroes” because, according to the Associated Press,

. . .it [Marvel] claims [City of Heroes] allows players to make virtual characters that are too similar to “The Hulk,” “X-Men” and other heroes in the comic book company’s stable.

Like, for example, Marvel’s version of the major DC superheroes in Supreme Power?

If that’s not bad enough,

The New York-based company also took issue with the ability of players to go so far as to name their superhero creations after Marvel comic book characters.

Yeah, what sort of company would be so negligent as to allow players to actually choose their characters’ names?



Marvel sues two companies over role-playing game. Associated Press, November 11, 2004.

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