Learn With Elaine: Superhero Ownership

Even though it does not really exist, a Marvel superhero is intellectual property that a company like Disney can own.

The Thousands of Marvel Superheroes We Will Meet

When Disney bought Marvel, it wound up with the rights to 7,000 characters and, as they described it, perhaps 20 years’ worth of worlds to explore. Meet, for example, Doorman. First introduced in 1989, Doorman is a class-10 teleporter (according…

Are X-Men Human?

The U.S. government had to decide whether X-Men are human. Our story starts with the U.S. Customs office. Included in a very long list of items that enter the U.S. are “dolls” and “toys.” According to Customs officials, any figure…