History Expy / ComicBooks

19th Jul '17 1:01:37 PM SeptimusHeap
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%%** [[{{Steel}} Commander Steel]] was another Captain America Expy. ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' {{Lampshaded}} this by having the second Steel mimic Cap's iconic shield throw.

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%%** [[{{Steel}} [[ComicBook/{{Steel}} Commander Steel]] was another Captain America Expy. ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' {{Lampshaded}} this by having the second Steel mimic Cap's iconic shield throw.
6th Jul '17 6:21:55 AM AlternativeCola
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** After season one of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' ended, Oliver was revealed to have a younger half-sister in the New 52, named Emiko, who is based on Thea Queen, his sister in ''Arrow'', though Thea herself is an Expy of Mia Dearden. Both are experienced archers and have similar abilities, though Emiko is a teenager and Thea is an adult in addition to different racial backgrounds (Emiko is Eurasian [half-Caucasian/half-Japanese] and Thea is Caucasian) and different relation (Emiko is Oliver's paternal half-sister in the comics with her father being Oliver's father Robert Queen and mother being Shado, while Thea is Oliver's maternal half-sister in the show with her father being Malcom Merlyn and her mother being Oliver's mother Moira Queen).

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** After season one of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' ended, Oliver was revealed to have a younger half-sister in the New 52, named Emiko, who is based on Thea Queen, his sister in ''Arrow'', though Thea herself is an Expy of Mia Dearden. Both are experienced archers and have similar abilities, though Emiko is a teenager and Thea is an adult in addition to different racial backgrounds (Emiko is Eurasian [half-Caucasian/half-Japanese] and Thea is Caucasian) and different relation (Emiko is Oliver's paternal half-sister in the comics with her father being Oliver's father Robert Queen and mother being Shado, while Thea is Oliver's maternal half-sister in the show with her father being Malcom Malcolm Merlyn and her mother being Oliver's mother Moira Queen).
6th Jul '17 6:21:09 AM AlternativeCola
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** After season one of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' ended, Oliver was revealed to have a younger half-sister in the New 52, named Emiko, who is based on Thea Queen, his sister in ''Arrow'', though Thea herself is an Expy of Mia Dearden. Both are experienced archers and have similar abilites, though Emiko is a teenager and Thea is an adult in addition to different racial backgrounds (Emiko is Eurasian [half-Caucasian/half-Japanese] and Thea is Caucasian) and different relation (Emiko is Oliver's paternal half-sister in the comics with her father being Olover's father Robert Queen and mother being Shado, while Thea is Oliver's maternal half-sister in the show with her father beung Malcom Merlyn and her mother being Oliver's mother Moira Queen).

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** After season one of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' ended, Oliver was revealed to have a younger half-sister in the New 52, named Emiko, who is based on Thea Queen, his sister in ''Arrow'', though Thea herself is an Expy of Mia Dearden. Both are experienced archers and have similar abilites, abilities, though Emiko is a teenager and Thea is an adult in addition to different racial backgrounds (Emiko is Eurasian [half-Caucasian/half-Japanese] and Thea is Caucasian) and different relation (Emiko is Oliver's paternal half-sister in the comics with her father being Olover's Oliver's father Robert Queen and mother being Shado, while Thea is Oliver's maternal half-sister in the show with her father beung being Malcom Merlyn and her mother being Oliver's mother Moira Queen).
6th Jul '17 6:19:44 AM AlternativeCola
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** After season one of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' ended, Oliver was revealed to have a younger half-sister in the New 52, named Emiko, who is based on Thea Queen, his sister in ''Arrow'', though Thea herself is an Expy of Mia Dearden. Both are experienced archers and have similar abilites, though Emiko is a teenager and Thea is an adult in addition to different racial backgrounds (Emiko is Eurasian [half-Caucasian/half-Japanese] and Thea is Caucasian) and different relation (Emiko is Oliver's paternal half-sister in the comics with her father being Olover's father Robert Queen and mother being Shado, while Thea is Oliver's maternal half-sister in the show with her father beung Malcom Merlyn and her mother being Oliver's mother Moira Queen).
17th Jun '17 4:08:06 AM Doug86
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* ComicBook/{{Ultron}} is an admitted Expy of Makino, an obscure villain from the ''Series/CaptainVideo'' comic published by FawcettComics. [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/age-ultron-creator-roy-thomas-791320 According to Roy Thomas]], Makino's smiling faceplate and [[KillAllHumans hatred of humans]] directly inspired Ultron's design and personality.

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* ComicBook/{{Ultron}} is an admitted Expy of Makino, an obscure villain from the ''Series/CaptainVideo'' comic published by FawcettComics.Creator/FawcettComics. [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/age-ultron-creator-roy-thomas-791320 According to Roy Thomas]], Makino's smiling faceplate and [[KillAllHumans hatred of humans]] directly inspired Ultron's design and personality.
1st May '17 3:01:42 PM darkemyst
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*** [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]] was initially written as one of [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]]. It's no secret that Chuck Dixon based Tim Drake's adventures on the first 50 issues of ''[[Franchise/SpiderMan The Amazing Spiderman]]''. Fans used to compare him to the iconic Marvel superhero, calling him the Peter Parker of Gotham.

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*** ** [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]] was initially written as one of [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]]. It's no secret that Chuck Dixon based Tim Drake's adventures on the first 50 issues of ''[[Franchise/SpiderMan The Amazing Spiderman]]''. Fans used to compare him to the iconic Marvel superhero, calling him the Peter Parker of Gotham.
1st May '17 3:01:09 PM darkemyst
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*** [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]] was initially written as one of [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]]. It's no secret that Chuck Dixon based Tim Drake's adventures on the first 50 issues of ''[[Franchise/SpiderMan The Amazing Spiderman]]''. Fans used to compare him to the iconic Marvel superhero, calling him the Peter Parker of Gotham.
7th Apr '17 5:26:03 PM PhantomRider
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* During the Golden Age, ComicBook/GreenArrow was given many similarities to Franchise/{{Batman}}, right down to the Arrow-Car, Arrow-Cave, and a teen sidekick in Speedy (who is really just like Robin [[NeverLiveItDown only a junky]]).

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* During the Golden Age, ComicBook/GreenArrow was given many similarities to Franchise/{{Batman}}, right down to the Arrow-Car, Arrow-Cave, an arrow signal, and a teen sidekick in Speedy (who is really just like Robin [[NeverLiveItDown only a junky]]).junky]]). On top of that, he's a rich orphan too. Decades of DivergentCharacterEvolution (and [[FromClonesToGenre teen sidekicks becoming standard for a DC hero]]) have turned him from straight up "Batman but with arrows!" to his own person but he was very much the same character once.
28th Mar '17 5:55:52 AM RobTan
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%%* Several of the "[[ScienceHero science heroes]]" of Alan Moore's ''Creator/AmericasBestComics'' are expies of pulp-era heroes: ComicBook/TomStrong is Franchise/DocSavage, Greyshirt is Radio/TheShadow, and The Cobweb and Clarice are a [[GenderFlip genderflipped]] [[AmbiguouslyGay Ambiguously Lesbian]] [[{{Franchise/TheGreenHornet}} Green Hornet and Kato]].

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%%* * Several of the "[[ScienceHero science heroes]]" of Alan Moore's ''Creator/AmericasBestComics'' are expies of pulp-era heroes: ComicBook/TomStrong is Franchise/DocSavage, Greyshirt is Radio/TheShadow, and The Cobweb and Clarice are a [[GenderFlip genderflipped]] [[AmbiguouslyGay Ambiguously Lesbian]] [[{{Franchise/TheGreenHornet}} Green Hornet and Kato]].
27th Feb '17 1:10:24 AM shoboni
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** The Sonic Special issue crossing the book over with Creator/ImageComics also got away with two of the most blatant Expys in comic book history, [[Series/TheXFiles Wolf Scolder and Lana Mully]]. [[https://68.media.tumblr.com/aeb737f7e909334b39eacd4912b84daf/tumblr_oljbmkwBRv1w0yi0zo1_1280.jpg it has to be seen to be believed]]

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** The Sonic Special issue crossing the book over with Creator/ImageComics also got away with two of the most blatant Expys in comic book history, [[Series/TheXFiles Wolf Scolder and Lana Mully]]. [[https://68.media.tumblr.com/aeb737f7e909334b39eacd4912b84daf/tumblr_oljbmkwBRv1w0yi0zo1_1280.jpg it has to be seen to be believed]]believed]]. Ken Penders even had the stones to include something resembling a cross between a TakeThat and a dedication to Creator/ChrisCarter.
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