History CaptainErsatz / ComicBooks

17th Oct '17 3:31:31 PM Daedalis
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* The hero C.O.M.Bat of ''ComicBook/{{Plutona}}'' is described as "some rich guy in combat armor" and is an obvious invocation of Franchise/{{Batman}}.
15th Sep '17 10:25:11 AM CosmicFerret
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** Radioactive Man himself is Franchise/{{Superman}} (FlyingBrick powers, etc.), with elements of Franchise/{{Batman}} (his alter ego as "Claude Kane, millionaire layabout", a teenage sidekick) thrown in. His origin story is basically the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk's.

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** Radioactive Man himself is Franchise/{{Superman}} (FlyingBrick powers, etc.), with elements of Franchise/{{Batman}} (his alter ego as "Claude Kane, millionaire layabout", a teenage sidekick) thrown in. His origin story is basically the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk's.ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk's.



** Homer became [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk the Inedible Bulk]] (including citing "the madder Bulk gets, the ''hungrier'' Bulk gets!" and "Bulk gnash!").

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** Homer became [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk the Inedible Bulk]] (including citing "the madder Bulk gets, the ''hungrier'' Bulk gets!" and "Bulk gnash!").



** The heroes of Earth-8 are all based off Creator/MarvelComics characters. The Retaliators (ComicBook/TheAvengers) consist of the American Crusader (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica), Machinehead (Comicbook/IronMan), Behemoth (the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk), Wundajin (Comicbook/TheMightyThor), The Bug (Comicbook/SpiderMan), Deadeye (ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}), Red Dragon (Comicbook/BlackWidow), Kite (ComicBook/TheWasp crossed with a {{Gender Flip}}ped [[Comicbook/TheFalcon Falcon]]), Mighty Max ([[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]]), Ladybug (ComicBook/SpiderWoman) and Hyperius (either [[ComicBook/SquadronSupreme Hyperion]] or ComicBook/TheSentry). There's also the Future Family (the Comicbook/FantasticFour), the G-Men (the Comicbook/XMen), Lord Havok (Doctor Doom), the Power Celestial ([[ComicBook/{{Galactus}} the Power]] [[ComicBook/SilverSurfer Cosmic]] and Celestials), and Stuntmaster (Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}).

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** The heroes of Earth-8 are all based off Creator/MarvelComics characters. The Retaliators (ComicBook/TheAvengers) consist of the American Crusader (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica), Machinehead (Comicbook/IronMan), Behemoth (the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk), (Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk), Wundajin (Comicbook/TheMightyThor), The Bug (Comicbook/SpiderMan), Deadeye (ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}), Red Dragon (Comicbook/BlackWidow), Kite (ComicBook/TheWasp crossed with a {{Gender Flip}}ped [[Comicbook/TheFalcon Falcon]]), Mighty Max ([[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]]), Ladybug (ComicBook/SpiderWoman) and Hyperius (either [[ComicBook/SquadronSupreme Hyperion]] or ComicBook/TheSentry). There's also the Future Family (the Comicbook/FantasticFour), the G-Men (the Comicbook/XMen), Lord Havok (Doctor Doom), the Power Celestial ([[ComicBook/{{Galactus}} the Power]] [[ComicBook/SilverSurfer Cosmic]] and Celestials), and Stuntmaster (Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}).



* Solomon Grundy is often referred to as being DC's answer to the IncredibleHulk, though he predates Hulk by quite a while. He ended up gaining some of Hulk's characterization as time went on, including a variable personality and HulkSpeak. His appearances in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' played this up even further, with him being pursued by the military and gaining the CatchPhrase "GRUNDY CRUSH!"

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* Solomon Grundy is often referred to as being DC's answer to the IncredibleHulk, ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk, though he predates Hulk by quite a while. He ended up gaining some of Hulk's characterization as time went on, including a variable personality and HulkSpeak. His appearances in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' played this up even further, with him being pursued by the military and gaining the CatchPhrase "GRUNDY CRUSH!"
3rd Sep '17 7:46:34 AM DaibhidC
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* Though she didn't start off as such, Hippolyta (aka Warrior Woman) was made into an Ersatz of Franchise/WonderWoman in ''[[ComicBook/TheDefenders Fearless Defenders]]''.

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* Though she didn't start off as such, Hippolyta (aka Warrior Woman) was made into an Ersatz of Franchise/WonderWoman in ''[[ComicBook/TheDefenders Fearless Defenders]]''.''ComicBook/FearlessDefenders''.
3rd Sep '17 7:43:01 AM DaibhidC
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* Captain Action was an action figure in the sixties, whose gimmick was that he came with costumes of Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Green Hornet, Phantom etc. He was relaunched with a comic from Moonstone in the 2000s, with a backstory where his suit enabled him to temporarily duplicate other heroes' powers and abilities. Unfortunately, Moonstone obviously didn't have the rights to the heroes whose costumes were used by the action figure (except Phantom), so he duplicates characters called Savior, Green Circle and so on.
2nd Jul '17 2:25:23 AM MBG
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** [[AllStarSquadron Iron Munro]] is basically the Golden Age Superman (though he's supposedly a descendent of [[Literature/{{Gladiator}} Hugo Danner]] in a DevelopmentGag) with Doc Savage's design, as he was explicitly created to fill the gap in the team when Superman became unusable.
** Along with Mister Majestic above, Creator/{{Wildstorm}} also boasts The High (Superman if he got burnt out on superheroing and decided to take more drastic measures to change the world) and Apollo (same powerset and power source, same role in the team, and he's close to a Batman expy... namely, his his husband). Ironically, it's considered a CrapsackWorld.
25th Jun '17 11:16:08 AM CynicalBastardo
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** The Green Pedestrian Palm is blatantly Franchise/GreenLantern; fittingly, a portrait of the real Green Lantern appears in the background of one panel.

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** The Green Pedestrian Palm is blatantly Franchise/GreenLantern; fittingly, a portrait of the real Green Lantern appears in the background of one panel. He's also heavily based on the Green Cross Man, a superhero created in TheSeventies to educate children how to safely cross the street.
21st Jun '17 5:46:28 AM Doug86
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** Officer Lupo is basically [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} Commissioner Gordon]].

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** Officer Lupo is basically [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Commissioner Gordon]].
11th Jun '17 11:15:08 AM lillolillo
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** Atlas from ''Comicbook/{{PS238}},'' though he starts to undergo DerivativeDifferentiation whenever he comes in focus. For one, [[spoiler:he and the LoisLane counterpart divorce]]; and then later, he discovers that [[spoiler:he's a HiddenBackupPrince, not the LastOfHisKind]].

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** Atlas from ''Comicbook/{{PS238}},'' though he starts to undergo DerivativeDifferentiation whenever he comes in focus. For one, [[spoiler:he and the LoisLane Lois Lane counterpart divorce]]; and then later, he discovers that [[spoiler:he's a HiddenBackupPrince, not the LastOfHisKind]].



* ''Comicbook/{{Supreme}}'''s entire universe is a tribute to DC's [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]]. Supreme is Superman, Supremium is Kryptonite, Suprema is Supergirl, Professor Night is Batman, Twilight is Robin, Darius Dax is Lex Luthor, Diana Dane is Lois Lane, Emerpus and Shadow Supreme are Bizarro, Glory is Wonder Woman, Doc Rocket is the Flash, [[Comicbook/BlackestNight Black Hand]] [[HilariousInHindsight is the Green Lantern]], Roy Roman is Aquaman, Mighty Man is Captain Marvel, the Fisherman is the Green Arrow...

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supreme}}'''s entire universe is a tribute to DC's [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]]. Supreme is Superman, Supremium is Kryptonite, Suprema is Supergirl, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, Professor Night is Batman, Franchise/{{Batman}}, Twilight is Robin, Comicbook/{{Robin}}, Darius Dax is Lex Luthor, Comicbook/LexLuthor, Diana Dane is Lois Lane, Comicbook/LoisLane, Emerpus and Shadow Supreme are Bizarro, SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}}, Glory is Wonder Woman, Franchise/WonderWoman, Doc Rocket is the Flash, [[Comicbook/BlackestNight Franchise/TheFlash, Black Hand]] [[HilariousInHindsight Hand is the Green Lantern]], Franchise/GreenLantern, Roy Roman is Aquaman, Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}, Mighty Man is [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel, Marvel]], the Fisherman is the Green Arrow...Comicbook/GreenArrow...
9th Jun '17 10:06:04 AM JoeMerl
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** Atlas from ''Comicbook/{{PS238}},'' though he starts to undergo DerivativeDifferentiation whenever he comes in focus. For one, [[spoiler:he and the LoisLane counterpart divorce]]; and then later, he discovers that [[spoiler:he's a HiddenBackupPrince, not the LastOfHisKind]].
1st Jun '17 6:17:03 PM TheNameIsntImportant
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* [[Characters/SpiderManLoveInterests Black Cat]] is often thought to be a knock-off of Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} due to their extremely similar costumes and motifs, as well as their [[DatingCatwoman forbidden romances with superheroes]]. However, this there is a good deal of contestation . The Black Cat was conceived as a foe for Comicbook/SpiderWoman, and Catwoman did not start wearing her iconic black leather outfit in the comics themselves until the 80's, long after Black Cat debuted. Though it must be noted however that Catwoman actually did wear such an outfit in the popular television show from the 1960's starring Adam West as seen played by Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt. Whatever the case however, the Black Cat as conceived for ''Spider-Woman'' had little in common with the one that saw light in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' - she was supposed to be an outright heroine dressed in a 1930s style costume and a hat. When Felicia Hardy - a cat-burglar infatuated with Spider-Man - appeared, it seemed everybody except her creator Marv Wolfman saw the strong resemblance to Catwoman.

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* [[Characters/SpiderManLoveInterests Black Cat]] is often thought to be a knock-off of Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} due to their extremely similar costumes and motifs, as well as their [[DatingCatwoman forbidden romances with superheroes]]. However, this there is a good deal of contestation .contestation. The Black Cat was conceived as a foe for Comicbook/SpiderWoman, and Catwoman did not start wearing her iconic black leather outfit in the comics themselves until the 80's, long after Black Cat debuted. Though it must be noted however that Catwoman actually did wear such an outfit in the popular television show from the 1960's starring Adam West as seen played by Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt. Whatever the case however, the Black Cat as conceived for ''Spider-Woman'' had little in common with the one that saw light in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' - she was supposed to be an outright heroine dressed in a 1930s style costume and a hat. When Felicia Hardy - a cat-burglar infatuated with Spider-Man - appeared, it seemed everybody except her creator Marv Wolfman saw the strong resemblance to Catwoman.
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