Marvel sues NCsoft over City of Heroes

Legendary comic book company slaps Korean publisher and development studio with copyright-infringement suit.

When you hear the words "comic books," two companies spring to mind: DC and Marvel. Despite having a checkered history--even declaring bankruptcy in the late 1990s--Marvel has become a financial powerhouse in the 21st century. The company's newfound success is mainly due to its immensely successful licensing operations. Spider-Man--Marvel's top property--spawned two of the biggest blockbuster films of all time, and the similarly popular X-Men was the basis for a pair of hit films as well.

For an even longer time, Marvel properties have been the basis for successful video games. Activision and Treyarch's Spider-Man 2 was the best-selling game in America in June, and the multiplatform title remains a presence on the charts. X-Men Legends received solid reviews, although its success on the charts has yet to be determined.

News source: GameSpot

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