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genericides.org keeps a list of generic trademarks. We support the list with examples of "generic use" in newspapers worldwide. The entry below is such example.

But it hit far beyond the normal comics readership, foretelling our current era of superheroes as mainstream entertainment for grownups, and it helped publisher DC Comics briefly eclipse its chief rival, Marvel.

Involved trademark

Involved news organisation

Date
Is the trademark here used in an expression?
No
In what news organisation did it appear?
NPR