Captain Marvel Captain Marvel by Hahnie Mohd Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... 10 thoughts on “Captain Marvel” Add yours LOVE me some Carol Danvers. I also love that she’s got a uniform, not a swimsuit with gloves and a mask. LikeLike Reply Could someone please tell me why she is called Captain Marvel but Billy Batson who was always Captain Marvel is now called Shazam? What happened and why would Billy be called by the magic word that transforms him? Is this some new 52 malarky? LikeLike Reply Carol Danvers is part of the Marvel Universe, not DC. Usually known as Ms. Marvel, she had a a spell as Captain Marvel. LikeLike Reply Hep, follow the link below. There are Captain Marvels in both the DC and Marvel universes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Marvel_(Marvel_Comics) LikeLike Reply And she is from the Marvel universe right? Why does Marvel get the moniker? LikeLike Reply Oh! I forgot to say! Nice drawing, I do like her costume! : ) LikeLike Reply Thanks for the link but that does not explain why Billy Batson is no longer called Captain Marvel and why Marvel is allowed to use the name for their character. LikeLike Reply “Fawcett ceased publishing Captain Marvel-related comics in 1953, due in part to a copyright infringement suit from DC Comics alleging that Captain Marvel was a copy of Superman. In 1972, DC licensed the Marvel Family characters and returned them to publication, acquiring all rights to the characters by 1991. DC has since integrated Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family into their DC Universe, and have attempted to revive the property several times with mixed success. Because Marvel Comics trademarked their Captain Marvel comic book during the interim between the original Captain Marvel’s Fawcett years and DC years, DC has used the trademark Shazam! to promote the property since 1972, instead of the name “Captain Marvel”. Consequently, Captain Marvel himself has often been referred to as “Shazam”, leading to DC to rename the character as such with their “New 52″ relaunch in 2012.” LikeLike Reply Looks like Marvel pulled a sly one and snagged the trademark while DC and Fawcett publishing fought over rights to the character. Kind of a shitty thing to do, but where they both had characters of the same name and, well tying the name to the company name of Marvel, I can see why they wanted to do it. Still shitty. LikeLike Reply Thanks ever so for the explanation and yes it was a dick move on Marvel’s part. LikeLike Reply What do you think? Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.