Can you make marvel characters?

#1ninerguy1608Posted 8/15/2010 8:19:07 AM
We cannot make dc characters but can we make like a spiderman or iron man type character?Maybe even use the name spiderman since it is marvel and not dc.
#2LiquidPython3Posted 8/15/2010 8:24:48 AM
There will probably be copyright issues with the names, but you might get away with the costumes.
#3nova_phoenix9Posted 8/15/2010 8:55:48 AM
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#4Colinp42Posted 8/17/2010 8:25:09 AM
Yeah, my plan had been to make 2 characters:

Phonics
and
Mrs. Marvelous
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#5squiggy9996999Posted 8/17/2010 9:45:06 AM
i don't see why DC wouldn't let someone start a character named wolverine. that's not how copyrights work. the first guy to register a name will get it. what does DC care if it bugs marvel that people are using their names?
#6LiquidPython3Posted 8/17/2010 10:48:44 AM
"what does DC care if it bugs marvel that people are using their names?"

They only care about getting sued. Not about you using their name. In order to protect themselves they wont allow you to use it.
#7Quiksilver311Posted 8/17/2010 11:10:05 AM

DC cares if they get sued by marvel because someone is using one of their characters names and appearance without marvel getting paid for it. that is in fact how copyright works

#8Quiksilver311Posted 8/17/2010 11:11:58 AM

you could probably get away with a different spelling, or possibly the real name as long as your character is nothing like the character whos name you are using

#9nova_phoenix9Posted 8/17/2010 11:14:35 AM
And don't forget that Disney now owns marvel, and you just don't want to mess with Disney in any way.
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#10squiggy9996999Posted 8/17/2010 11:16:38 AM
"DC cares if they get sued by marvel because someone is using one of their characters names and appearance without marvel getting paid for it. that is in fact how copyright works"

lol, thanks. i love when people who aren't lawyers act like they understand copyright laws. that IS NOT how it works, but thanks for trying, it was an adorable read. :P



and marvel can't sue anyone for making a wolverine in a videogame, any more than anyone could sue if you made a final fantasy character you loved or even making someone called jesus (and i'm not talking about hispanics!). your reasoning is way too simplified.