Boing Boing: Marvel Comics: stealing our language
Just one more reason to go to the wall against MainStream Media is this article. So Marvel Comics and DC Comics want to trademark a word that has been in the 'public doman' for all these many years. Another example of somebody wanting to control and harass people who are trying to do something creative. As you read the article you will note the reason is to stop independent cartoonists from using the word to describe their work.
The problem is whenever someone seeks to confisgate and imprison an idea behind 'copyright' you make it difficult for people to use it to develop new ideas and cultures. Sure it's only one word, but you have to draw the line somewhere.