Marvel is finally cashing in on fan works, only they’ve put so many restrictions on what fans can make that no one is going to want to bother.
They announced a new platform in a press release yesterday that allows fans to create original comic strips using Marvel characters and stock background illustrations. Marvel gave it the ironic name Create Your Own, and added to the irony with the tagline “Your Own Marvel Universe.”
I cite the irony of the title because while we don’t have access to the platform we do have access to the T&C (PDF). For starters, the terms forbid users from publishing a work elsewhere, or making any commercial art, and Marvel also extracts from users