Marvel's got a new hero in town, and he's a real company man. At the publisher's "Cup 'O Joe" panel today, it was revealed that Mick Anglo's 1954 creation Marvelman (a United Kingdom creation printed as "Miracleman" in the United States) has been acquired by the company after years of legal limbo and Marvel is ready to welcome the magic hero into their main universe.

Marvelman has had more its share of A-list creators of the course of its publishing history, including some of the top writers in the industry like Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman.

"It is an honor to work with Mick Anglo to bring his creation to a larger audience than ever before," said Dan Buckley, CEO & Publisher, Print, Animation & Digital Media, Marvel Entertainment Inc. in an official press release, "Fans are in for something special as they discover just what makes Marvelman such an important character in comic book history."

No word on when the book will debut or what Marvelman's introduction will mean for its stable of other characters, but whatever may come, the company appears to have Anglo's blessing. "I did not think it would ever happen," said Anglo, "It's a wonderful thing to see my creation finally back."