Magneto's DLC costume in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 inspired by King of Spain

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • November 26, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. PST
More than six years ago, reports circulated that the Spanish Royal House's law department considered legal actions to stop Marvel from publishing the comic book cover image for The Pulse: House of M by Mike Mayhew inspired by a copyrighted photograph of King Juan Carlos' of Spain. Here are the images in question, and the new DLC costume image for Magneto on the right.


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One of GameSpot's breakdowns of the DLC costumes specifically mentions this comic as well. Apparently, the image was removed from The Pulse: House of M, but Marvel didn't eliminate it from their wardrobe possibilities and it ended up in the game.


Spanish news outlets started reporting on the similarities between the new UMvC3 Magneto costume and the outfit their king wears, but so far representatives of the game in Spain have stated that members of the Royal House haven't been in contact with them to raise any complaints on the use of the outfit.

The Royal House has said they will look into the issue, but so far haven't stated an official position on its use.
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