Marvel has just Disney-fied itself by suing the makers of City of Heroes because it allows players to create characters that look like trademarked Marvel heroes. Not only are they trying to cripple City of Heroes so that you’ll be forced to play in the new Marvel MMORPG (where I’m sure you won’t be able to be any trademarked characters), but they’re also setting themselves up for anyone who creates a unique character in CoH to sue any future Marvel creation that happens to look like something some kid in Boise made up one night!
Their next move will be to sue themselves for allowing people to see copyrighted characters. A spokesperson said, “If we allow this, then the public might start to imagine what the Incredible Hulk looks like without pants.” He was immediately sued by Marvel for using the term “Incredible Hulk” without permission and arrested by the FCC for having a dirty mind.
Marvel Comics: Winner of the 2004 Clueless Idiots Award (Cutting Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face Division)