In the 1940s, Captain Marvel was the most popular comic book superhero. His book actually outsold Supermanâ€™s on a regular basis. So, how come we know the â€œMan of Steelâ€ better than we know the â€œBig Red Cheeseâ€ (Iâ€™m not kidding, that was his nickname)? One year after Captain Marvel came out, DC Comics (then know as National Comics) sued Fawcett Publications (Capt. Marvelâ€™s publishers) for copyright infringement since both characters were strong and could fly. While it took 11 years for the trial and appeal to come to a conclusion, in 1952 Fawcett admitted defeat and settled out of court with DC. Thirty years later, DC bought the licensing to Fawcettâ€™s works and started publishing them again because thereâ€™s nothing like adding insult to the injury.