History CaptainErsatz / ComicBooks

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.
20th Apr '17 6:31:38 AM rafi
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** In ''[[ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain]]'', the two are shown to have something of a rivalry. However, there are clearer distinctions. This issue makes it clear that Plastic Man is the stronger of the two (being able to morph his body into anything while also stretching), but Elongated Man has the advantage of [[SanityHasItsAdvantages still being sane]], unlike Plastic Man, who was stuck in the shape of a silly putty container for years until Batman literally punched sense into him.

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** In ''[[ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain]]'', ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'', the two are shown to have something of a rivalry. However, there are clearer distinctions. This issue makes it clear that Plastic Man is the stronger of the two (being able to morph his body into anything while also stretching), but Elongated Man has the advantage of [[SanityHasItsAdvantages still being sane]], sane, unlike Plastic Man, who was stuck in the shape of a silly putty container for years until Batman literally punched sense into him.
18th Apr '17 10:07:49 AM Silverblade2
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* Creator/MarvelComics' SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} (a.k.a. Wade Wilson) was originally a CaptainErsatz of Creator/DCComics' Comicbook/{{Deathstroke}} the Terminator (a.k.a. Slade Wilson); Co-creator Creator/RobLiefeld had previously worked with the original Deathstroke character during his term on the ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' series. Deadpool quickly became a distinct character under the handling of various Marvel writers, to the point that all they really have in common now is being masked mercenary/assassins.

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* Creator/MarvelComics' SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} (a.k.a. Wade Wilson) was originally a CaptainErsatz of Creator/DCComics' Comicbook/{{Deathstroke}} the Terminator (a.k.a. Slade Wilson); Co-creator Creator/RobLiefeld had previously worked with the original Deathstroke character during his term on the ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' series. Deadpool quickly became a distinct character under the handling of various Marvel writers, to the point that all they really have in common now is being masked mercenary/assassins.



** Krusty the Clown = SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, natch.

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** Krusty the Clown = SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, natch.
9th Apr '17 5:09:42 AM DVB
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** In ''[[ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain]]'', the two are shown to have something of a rivalry. However, there are clearer distinctions. This issue makes it clear that Plastic Man is the stronger of the two (being able to morph his body into anything while also stretching), but Elongated Man has the advantage of [[SanityHasItsAdvantages still being sane]], unlike Plastic Man, who was stuck in the shape of a silly putty container for years until Batman literally punched sense into him.
*** Heck, this issue showed that Batman was weary of Plastic Man, even indicating that Plas could've killed them all if he wanted.
11th Mar '17 4:13:51 PM nombretomado
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** MilestoneComics' ComicBook/{{Icon}} is also something of a WhatIf Superman ("What if Superman's rocket crashed in the Deep South circa 1840... and he was black?")

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** MilestoneComics' Creator/MilestoneComics' ComicBook/{{Icon}} is also something of a WhatIf Superman ("What if Superman's rocket crashed in the Deep South circa 1840... and he was black?")



* Buck Wild from [[MilestoneComics Milestone's]] ''ComicBook/{{Icon}}'' is a Captain Ersatz of ''several'' different characters. His original costume and powers are clearly based on ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}, he later wore a suit to fly and teamed up with a patriotic hero like Comicbook/TheFalcon, got a special belt that gave him the power to shoot electricity like Comicbook/BlackLightning, and then finally became a grim soul avenger like Comicbook/{{Spawn}}.

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* Buck Wild from [[MilestoneComics [[Creator/MilestoneComics Milestone's]] ''ComicBook/{{Icon}}'' is a Captain Ersatz of ''several'' different characters. His original costume and powers are clearly based on ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}}, he later wore a suit to fly and teamed up with a patriotic hero like Comicbook/TheFalcon, got a special belt that gave him the power to shoot electricity like Comicbook/BlackLightning, and then finally became a grim soul avenger like Comicbook/{{Spawn}}.
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