Happy New Year! Here's a lawsuit!
Source: Marvel Comics Suing Kippa Man
(Author’s Note – Kippas, or yarmulkes (yes, that is spelled right – I checked), are the little caps Jews wear on their heads, our readers probably call them “Jew Beanies”)
Marvel Comics is suing Kippa Man, a store in Jerusalem with a name that deserves a better story than this, for $25,700 (or 100,149.82 shekels). "What was the offense?" you ask; selling yarmulkes with Spider-Man on them.
In the Kippa Man's defense, he claims that "they were manufactured in China" and that "everyone sells them", both valid legal arguments that should hold up in court.
Personally, I was hoping for some sort of Kippa Man comic book, ala The Flying Nun, where a super Jew went around fighting anti-Semitism with his HeeBee powers while at the same time always finding a good deal for his friends. Maybe a feel good crossover with New52’s Baz to defend against extremist sects of their own religions, where they have to put aside their…who cares; anything would have been better than some stupid bitch-fest about breaking trademark laws.
And during the holiday season too.
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