A US army magazine cartoon whose characters look a lot like those from the Harry Potter books are being scrutinized by lawyers representing the author.
“Preventive Maintenance Monthly” (don’t all rush to buy a copy now) has a circulation of around 100,000 and is designed to teach soldiers how to maintain their military gear.
The strip in question features a boy wizard called Topper as well as a professor from Mogmart’s School whose name is Rumbledore. There are also teachers called Snappy and McDonagal.
What do you think…remind you of any characters?
These co-incidental names have led Rowling’s solicitors to investigate further, a spokesman for the author said: “It’s too early to say whether this case is really something to provide us with major concerns.”
Meantime the magazine editor denies any wrongdoing: “The drawings do not look like any of the characters from Harry Potter,” he told reporters.Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.