April 25, 2015

Dopey Lawsuit of the Day

Horizon Comics Productions' Ben and Ray Lai are suing Marvel/Disney "claiming that the Iron Man suit featured in the Marvel movies infringes on their comic book series Radix."

Yeah, I never heard of Radix either.

[The] lawsuit states that the “highly detailed, mechanized suits of body armor” that the characters in the comics wear has been appropriated by Marvel and Disney. The lawsuit also claims that the original Marvel comic books “typically depicted Iron Man wearing simple spandex-like attire and minimal armor,” and that it wasn’t until the movies came along that Iron Man began wearing increasingly complex suits of full body armor.

Considering the Lais created Radix in 2001, and that Iron Man debuted in, ahem, 1963, I predict Marvel/Disney will prevail.

Posted by Hube at April 25, 2015 07:44 PM | TrackBack

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Reminds me of a Simpson joke spoken by a Mary Poppins parody: "I'm an original creation, like Ricky Rouse and Monald Muck."

Posted by: SpideyTerry at April 27, 2015 03:29 AM

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