What if DC hadn't Sued Fawcett Publications?

#1 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

So I was thinking, since back in the Golden Age Captain Marvel was the most popular guy around, does anyone think that if DC hadn't sued Fawcett on the grounds that Captain Marvel was a "Superman clone" that Fawcett would be one of the "Big Two" publishers today instead of DC?

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#2 Posted by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio

no. because DC became a big publisher. Fawcett was dealing with alot more, and Captain Marvel would have just sunk with them
due to them not being able to promote him enough, and would have been sutter absorbed either way.

#3 Posted by Marshal Victory (677 posts) - - Show Bio

thats to me part of the sticking point over the super man rights case. as a judge back then even pointed out to dc they didnt have a good foot hold on rights for superman .look at the two characters ton of difrence yet dc won eventualy. 
 
now could be the new right holders sue dc over captian marvel now? wouldnt that be the ironic iceing on the copy right holder cake.but fawcett back then was makeing good coin off captian marvel .one could argue super man woudnt have got as popular as captian marvel was out saleing sups back then.thus dc sueing to hinder /discredit. 
 
heres the wiki entry for the whole fight http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Comics_Publications_v._Fawcett_Publications     intresting reading .specialy like the part how some of captian marvels villans an side kicks sorta showed up in superman. 
 
dont forget dc is only as big as it is now because of warner brothers buy out to.but fawcett back then was not a light weight an captian marvel was more popular than superman.1st super hero in motion pictures an all.
#4 Posted by Ownerz (1122 posts) - - Show Bio

the first cover appearance of Cap Marvel kinda looks like a rip off, today people wouldn't even blink because no one cares about originality anymore

#5 Posted by NightFang (9959 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATMANEXE said:
"no. because DC became a big publisher. Fawcett was dealing with alot more, and Captain Marvel would have just sunk with them due to them not being able to promote him enough, and would have been sutter absorbed either way. "
             I was gonna say something like that.
#6 Posted by PowerHerc (82612 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting question. 
 
Maybe Captain Marvel retains enough popularity to keep Fawcett afloat and viable with Captain Marvel remaining one of the most recognizable superheroes in the world on par with contemporaries like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Captain America and later being joined by Spider-Man, Hulk and Wolverine from Marvel. 
                                                                                                                              OR 
Maybe Fawcett succumbs to financial woes anyway, but sells the rights to Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family to Timely/Marvel Comics and he (and they) goes on to become a cornerstone of the Marvel Universe.  I mean he would've come with the perfect name for this move.
#7 Posted by jec777 (233 posts) - - Show Bio

fawcett would't have made it as big because cap was really the only big character they had.  the marvel family was added to increase the number of titles cap could be written into.

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