@Mad Jack said:
Thanks! Well, like the name says the public domain is open for everybody, so why shouldn’t we have the same characters. It’s the way you use them in a new story that counts in my eyes. But don’t forget to do your research on new trademarks to old names – that’s why I changed some of them…
Yeah I have had to do the same, in my world (the Alterniverse) they were all still active in WWII with the modernisations for the most part being Legacies – descendants of the original or inspired by the original, or in some cases, actually are the original.