Who Owns the CAPTAIN MARVEL Name Rights? || Comic Misconceptions || NerdSync

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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!!!

Watch the History of Shazam by VariantComics:
http://youtu.be/oCoXoTqJEnk?list=PLPEShH2LWsQA0SysCEXmygISQrjkUCU2h

Every Wednesday, Comic Misconceptions explores the fun trivia, interesting ideas, and mind-blowing theories regarding comic books and the rich history and culture that surrounds them!

Hosted by Scott Niswander (@ScottNiswander)

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SOURCES:
Was Superman a Spy?: And Other Comic Book Legends Revealed
http://nerdsyn.cc/SupermanSpy
An Oral History of CAPTAIN MARVEL: The Fawcett Years, pt. 1
http://www.newsarama.com/6730-an-oral-history-of-captain-marvel-the-fawcett-years-pt-1.html
An Oral History of CAPTAIN MARVEL: The Lost Years, pt. 3
http://www.newsarama.com/6759-an-oral-history-of-captain-marvel-the-lost-years-pt-3.html
Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #12!
http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2005/08/18/comic-book-urban-legends-revealed-12/
Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #6!
http://goodcomics.blogspot.com/2005/07/comic-book-urban-legends-revealed-6.html
Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #2!
http://goodcomics.blogspot.com/2005/06/comic-book-urban-legends-revealed-2.html
National Comics Publications, Inc. v. Fawcett Publications, Inc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Comics_Publications,_Inc._v._Fawcett_Publications,_Inc.

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