Where’s Captain America when the country needs him the most? Well, lately he’s been tied up in court. Now it appears that Marvel Enterprises Inc. and one-time Marvel Comics creator Joe Simon have amicably settled their legal dispute surrounding the superhero franchise.
While specific terms of the settlement have not been made public, it is known that Simon has assigned to Marvel any and all copyrights he has to the Captain America character.
With the lawsuit now settled, Marvel says it will focus its attention on aggressively building the property across a variety of media. This will include feature film and television deals, licensing/merchandising, promotional programs and new publishing initiatives.
Over the past 60 years, Marvel Enterprises has developed a library of more than 4,700 characters. In addition to producing comic books and licensing its properties for feature films, video games, TV and consumer products, the company develops and oversees production of toys through its Toy Biz division.