Comic Trademarks

Here’s an interesting fact: Marvel and DC—the two biggest publishers of comic books—jointly own a trademark on the term “Super Hero” (and its variations). Huh? I picked this up from Newsarama, via Boing Boing.

That seems to me to be just a little bit ludicrous, but it suddenly seems clear why Alan Moore’s comic books refer to their protagonists as “science heroes” and not superheroes.

Man that’s weird.