History Expy / ComicBooks

7th Jan '17 3:41:38 PM nombretomado
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%%* Number 13, a strip about a supernatural family of monsters in the AnthologyComic ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' was TheMunsters. Also Kat and Kanary is Sylvester and Tweety from WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes. The character Joe Jitsu from the 00s seems to be an expy of an earlier character entitled Karate Sid from the 80s.

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%%* Number 13, a strip about a supernatural family of monsters in the AnthologyComic ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' was TheMunsters.Series/TheMunsters. Also Kat and Kanary is Sylvester and Tweety from WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes. The character Joe Jitsu from the 00s seems to be an expy of an earlier character entitled Karate Sid from the 80s.
6th Jan '17 5:09:59 PM nombretomado
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%%* An oft-mocked facet of early ImageComics was that every team seemed to have a ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'' expy, who had blades on his hands, a bad attitude, and a mysterious past. And while it wasn't ''every'' team (''Comicbook/{{Gen 13}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}}'' being the most notable exceptions), this was true for most of them -- ''ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}'' had both Cougar ''and'' Troll, Youngblood's "training squad" Bloodpool had Wylder, Cyberforce had Ripclaw, ComicBook/WildCATs had Warblade, Bloodstrike had Deadlock, and Codename: Strykeforce had Killrazor. Deadlock was probably the most obvious (and that's really saying something), since his first costume featured a mask nearly identical to Wolverine's.

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%%* An oft-mocked facet of early ImageComics Creator/ImageComics was that every team seemed to have a ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'' expy, who had blades on his hands, a bad attitude, and a mysterious past. And while it wasn't ''every'' team (''Comicbook/{{Gen 13}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}}'' being the most notable exceptions), this was true for most of them -- ''ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}'' had both Cougar ''and'' Troll, Youngblood's "training squad" Bloodpool had Wylder, Cyberforce had Ripclaw, ComicBook/WildCATs had Warblade, Bloodstrike had Deadlock, and Codename: Strykeforce had Killrazor. Deadlock was probably the most obvious (and that's really saying something), since his first costume featured a mask nearly identical to Wolverine's.



* Creator/SteveGerber's creator-owned character Leonard the Duck was an expy of Comicbook/HowardTheDuck, also created by Gerber, but owned by Creator/MarvelComics. In fact, Leonard's introduction was a complicated situation where Gerber tied a Comicbook/SpiderMan and Howard crossover he was writing for Marvel with a Comicbook/SavageDragon and Comicbook/DestroyerDuck crossover he was writing for ImageComics, suggesting that Leonard ''actually is'' Howard under an assumed name, and the Howard the Duck who's appeared in Marvel Comics since then is a clone. The issue also mentions a Franchise/SpiderMan expy, Spider-Crab.

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* Creator/SteveGerber's creator-owned character Leonard the Duck was an expy of Comicbook/HowardTheDuck, also created by Gerber, but owned by Creator/MarvelComics. In fact, Leonard's introduction was a complicated situation where Gerber tied a Comicbook/SpiderMan and Howard crossover he was writing for Marvel with a Comicbook/SavageDragon and Comicbook/DestroyerDuck crossover he was writing for ImageComics, Creator/ImageComics, suggesting that Leonard ''actually is'' Howard under an assumed name, and the Howard the Duck who's appeared in Marvel Comics since then is a clone. The issue also mentions a Franchise/SpiderMan expy, Spider-Crab.
15th Dec '16 7:46:42 PM Madrugada
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* ''[[ComicBook/LukeCage Power Man]] and [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]]'' introduced Captain Hero, a FlyingBrick who was actually a young boy [[ByThePowerOfGrayskull with the ability to transform into an adult superhero]]. Years later, {{Shazam}}followed the same track

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* ''[[ComicBook/LukeCage Power Man]] and [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]]'' introduced Captain Hero, a FlyingBrick who was actually a young boy [[ByThePowerOfGrayskull with the ability to transform into an adult superhero]]. Years later, {{Shazam}}followed {{Shazam}} followed the same track
15th Dec '16 7:45:38 PM Madrugada
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* ''[[ComicBook/LukeCage Power Man]] and [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]]'' introduced Captain Hero, a FlyingBrick who was actually a young boy [[ByThePowerOfGrayskull with the ability to transform into an adult superhero]]. [[{{Shazam}} Sound like anyone you might have heard of]]?

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* ''[[ComicBook/LukeCage Power Man]] and [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]]'' introduced Captain Hero, a FlyingBrick who was actually a young boy [[ByThePowerOfGrayskull with the ability to transform into an adult superhero]]. [[{{Shazam}} Sound like anyone you might have heard of]]?Years later, {{Shazam}}followed the same track
5th Dec '16 7:54:09 PM TheNerevarine
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* ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} fought against a vampire lord named Vladimir Giurescu that was obviously modeled after {{Literature/Dracula}}, sharing traits such as having many vampire brides and a similar appearance to his real life inspiration. What is more is that before his plans were ruined by Witchfinder Edward Grey, Giurescu sought to install his own secret domain in Great Britain during the 1880s (more or less the same goal as Dracula and in the same time frame where the novel took place).
28th Nov '16 11:59:30 PM Tron80
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* Pre-Crisis Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} had a crush on Dick Malverne, a guy who liked Linda, suspected she was Supergirl, and was determined to prove it... right like Comicbook/LoisLane and Comicbook/LanaLang liked Superman/Comicbook/{{Superboy}}, suspected he was Clark Kent and were determined to prove it. Linda specifically tells Dick is her Lana Lang. ''Comicbook/YoungLove'' short story revealed that Dick always knew, but after a while he decided to keep Linda's secret to himself.
9th Nov '16 8:49:45 AM nombretomado
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%%* When JackKirby and Joe Simon took over DC's ''Sandman'' book, they immediately made him more like their old assignment (Captain America), right down to giving him an Expy of Bucky in "Sandy the Golden Boy."

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%%* When JackKirby Creator/JackKirby and Joe Simon took over DC's ''Sandman'' book, they immediately made him more like their old assignment (Captain America), right down to giving him an Expy of Bucky in "Sandy the Golden Boy."



%%* The Fighting American himself was an expy of Captain America, though he dates back to the 1950's and was created by JackKirby.

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%%* The Fighting American himself was an expy of Captain America, though he dates back to the 1950's and was created by JackKirby.Creator/JackKirby.
26th Oct '16 8:13:34 PM PaulA
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%%* Lee, the main character of PeterDavid's ''ComicBook/FallenAngel'' is an Expy of Linda Danvers, protagonist of David's previous run on ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}''. In fact, David did his best to fuel speculation that the characters were one and the same until the book's second volume, in which he chronicled Lee's origins. Later on, he introduced Lin, yet another expy of Linda Danvers, who can in fact be considered Linda in everything but name. Likewise, the God figure in the series is a small girl dressed in a tennis motif and carrying a tennis racket, which makes her an expy of Wally, the god figure in David's ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' who was a young boy who carried a baseball bat.

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%%* Lee, the main character of PeterDavid's Creator/PeterDavid's ''ComicBook/FallenAngel'' is an Expy of Linda Danvers, protagonist of David's previous run on ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}''. In fact, David did his best to fuel speculation that the characters were one and the same until the book's second volume, in which he chronicled Lee's origins. Later on, he introduced Lin, yet another expy of Linda Danvers, who can in fact be considered Linda in everything but name. Likewise, the God figure in the series is a small girl dressed in a tennis motif and carrying a tennis racket, which makes her an expy of Wally, the god figure in David's ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' who was a young boy who carried a baseball bat.
22nd Oct '16 2:22:03 PM Xtifr
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** ''Spider-Man'' villain Sergei Kravinoff a.k.a. Kraven the Hunter is an expy of General Zaroff of ''TheMostDangerousGame''. While HuntingTheMostDangerousGame has become a widespread trope, it's no coincidence that the comic book villain shares the Russian aristocrat background of the original.

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** ''Spider-Man'' villain Sergei Kravinoff a.k.a. Kraven the Hunter is an expy of General Zaroff of ''TheMostDangerousGame''.''Film/TheMostDangerousGame''. While HuntingTheMostDangerousGame has become a widespread trope, it's no coincidence that the comic book villain shares the Russian aristocrat background of the original.
24th Sep '16 7:56:18 PM Pinokio
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* Creator/SteveGerber's creator-owned character Leonard the Duck was an expy of Comicbook/HowardTheDuck, also created by Gerber, but owned by Creator/MarvelComics. In fact, Leonard's introduction was a complicated situation where Gerber tied a Comicbook/SpiderMan and Howard crossover he was writing for Marvel with a Comicbook/SavageDragon and Comicbook/DestroyerDuck crossover he was writing for ImageComics, suggesting that Leonard ''actually is'' Howard under an assumed name, and the Howard the Duck who's appeared in Marvel Comics since then is a clone.

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* Creator/SteveGerber's creator-owned character Leonard the Duck was an expy of Comicbook/HowardTheDuck, also created by Gerber, but owned by Creator/MarvelComics. In fact, Leonard's introduction was a complicated situation where Gerber tied a Comicbook/SpiderMan and Howard crossover he was writing for Marvel with a Comicbook/SavageDragon and Comicbook/DestroyerDuck crossover he was writing for ImageComics, suggesting that Leonard ''actually is'' Howard under an assumed name, and the Howard the Duck who's appeared in Marvel Comics since then is a clone. The issue also mentions a Franchise/SpiderMan expy, Spider-Crab.
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