According to Jim Shooter
, Marvel had the chance to grab ALL the DC characters back in the '80's!
Sometime in February, 1984, my secretary (it was okay to say “secretary” in those days) the wonderful Lynn Cohen told me that Bill Sarnoff was on the phone. Not his secretary, Bill Sarnoff himself, holding for me. Great Scott! Bill Sarnoff was the Big Cheese, I forget his exact title, of the publishing arm of Warner Communications. Among the operations under his purview was DC Comics. Bill introduced himself, as if that was necessary. What he wanted to talk about was licensing the publishing rights for all DC characters to Marvel Comics.
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So.. what are your thoughts on that?
What do you think the Marvel Universe would look like with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and all the rest in it?