History Expy / ComicBooks

28th Apr '16 8:58:55 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Comicbook/GhostRider villain Skinbender is plainly designed to heavily resemble [[Franchise/CodenameSailorV Sailor Venus]]; true to this inspiration, she falls in love with Ghost Rider when they meet.

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* Comicbook/GhostRider villain Skinbender is plainly designed to heavily resemble [[Franchise/CodenameSailorV [[Manga/CodenameSailorV Sailor Venus]]; true to this inspiration, she falls in love with Ghost Rider when they meet.
28th Apr '16 8:58:21 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Comicbook/GhostRider villain Skinbender is plainly designed to heavily resemble [[Franchise/SailorMoon Sailor Venus]]; true to this inspiration, she falls in love with Ghost Rider when they meet.

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* Comicbook/GhostRider villain Skinbender is plainly designed to heavily resemble [[Franchise/SailorMoon [[Franchise/CodenameSailorV Sailor Venus]]; true to this inspiration, she falls in love with Ghost Rider when they meet.
24th Apr '16 2:11:19 PM TrustBen
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* Detective Gould from Matt Kindt's ''ComicBook/RedHanded'' is an expy of ComicStrip/DickTracy. He wears a very similar suit and hat, has an array of retro-futuristic gizmos, and is named after ''Tracy'' creator Chester Gould.
19th Mar '16 4:59:25 PM buttbutt
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* Jessica Jones from ''Comicbook/{{Alias}}'' is an admitted expy of [[ComicBook/SpiderWoman Jessica Drew]]. ''Alias'' was initially supposed to star Drew (hence the reason both characters are washed up former superheroes who become private detectives) before the DarkerAndEdgier nature of the series caused Marvel to request that [[Creator/BrianBendis Bendis]] use a new character instead.
** While widely reported, this is not actually true. Bendis' early idea was to use Jessica Drew, but as it developed, he decided he wanted to use an all-new character so he could create her backstory, personality, etc. See Brian Cronin's write-up on it for Comic Book Legends Revealed: http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2006/07/27/comic-book-urban-legends-revealed-61/

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* Jessica Jones from ''Comicbook/{{Alias}}'' is an admitted expy of [[ComicBook/SpiderWoman Jessica Drew]]. ''Alias'' was initially supposed to star Drew (hence the reason both characters are washed up former superheroes who become private detectives) before the DarkerAndEdgier nature of the series caused Marvel to request that detectives), but [[Creator/BrianBendis Bendis]] use a new character instead.
** While widely reported, this is not actually true. Bendis' early idea was to use Jessica Drew, but as it developed, he
decided he wanted to he'd rather use an all-new character so he could create her backstory, personality, etc. See Brian Cronin's write-up on it for Comic Book Legends Revealed: http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2006/07/27/comic-book-urban-legends-revealed-61/without worrying about contradicting what had gone before.
28th Feb '16 7:39:53 PM nombretomado
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** Most notable is {{Deadpool}}, who was intended to be an Expy of Comicbook/TeenTitans villain Comicbook/{{Deathstroke}}, but was re-tooled into the lovable maniac he is now.

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** Most notable is {{Deadpool}}, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}, who was intended to be an Expy of Comicbook/TeenTitans villain Comicbook/{{Deathstroke}}, but was re-tooled into the lovable maniac he is now.



** S.P.I.C.E. from his ''Fighting American'' run is a clear expy of Rikki Barnes from his earlier ''CaptainAmerica'' run, right down to having an extremely similar jacket and set of goggles.

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** S.P.I.C.E. from his ''Fighting American'' run is a clear expy of Rikki Barnes from his earlier ''CaptainAmerica'' ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' run, right down to having an extremely similar jacket and set of goggles.
10th Feb '16 8:26:53 AM Anddrix
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** He's even admitted that ''{{Youngblood}}'' was simply a rejected ''Teen Titans'' pitch, right down to the redheaded archer Shaft being Speedy/Arsenal and Diehard being a S.T.A.R. Labs android.

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** He's even admitted that ''{{Youngblood}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}'' was simply a rejected ''Teen Titans'' pitch, right down to the redheaded archer Shaft being Speedy/Arsenal and Diehard being a S.T.A.R. Labs android.
24th Jan '16 10:15:31 PM Vios
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* In ''ComicBook/AthenaVoltaire'', Athena has a lot in common with Franchise/IndianaJones, travelling around the world thwarting Nazis who are prying into the occult. The author directly acknowledges this with some bonus art of [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/a8/80/30/a88030f70b0519ad2c39c78f37827657.jpg the two characters meeting]]. However, they're not identical one difference being that Athena is an AcePilot rather than an AdventurerArchaeologist.
16th Jan '16 4:28:11 PM nombretomado
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* Happened all the way back during the creation of the ComicBook/XMen by [[StanLee Stan "The Man" Lee himself]]. When creating the original team of five, Lee decided he wanted to re-use the character of [[ComicBook/FantasticFour the Human Torch]], but with ice powers instead of fire. The youngest member of the team, and also the most irresponsible and hot-headed, with the opposite super power...
** In recent ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' comics, Hellion has become an Expy of Quentin "Kid Omega" Quire; Both have very powerful psychic abilities and inflammatory personalities to begin with, but Hellion's adopted Quentin's signature striped sweater-vest and started hanging out with Glob Herman, one of Quentin's old flunkies (and the only living member of the Omega Gang to still have his mutant powers). He's also spouting mutant supremacist rhetoric and telling baseline humans to "get back to your ''caves'', apemen!"

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* Happened all the way back during the creation of the ComicBook/XMen by [[StanLee [[Creator/StanLee Stan "The Man" Lee himself]]. When creating the original team of five, Lee decided he wanted to re-use the character of [[ComicBook/FantasticFour the Human Torch]], but with ice powers instead of fire. The youngest member of the team, and also the most irresponsible and hot-headed, with the opposite super power...
** In recent ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' comics, Hellion has become an Expy of Quentin "Kid Omega" Quire; Both have very powerful psychic abilities and inflammatory personalities to begin with, but Hellion's adopted Quentin's signature striped sweater-vest and started hanging out with Glob Herman, one of Quentin's old flunkies (and the only living member of the Omega Gang to still have his mutant powers). He's also spouting mutant supremacist rhetoric and telling baseline humans to "get back to your ''caves'', apemen!"
27th Dec '15 12:42:36 PM LondonKdS
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** All of the "Division X" characters are Expies of figures from 1970s British police series:
*** Paddy Crowley is George Cowley from ''Series/TheProfessionals''.
*** George Harper and Jack Flint are George Carter and Jack Regan from ''Series/TheSweeney''.
*** Jon Six is Series/JasonKing from ''Series/DepartmentS'' and later his own eponymous show.
25th Dec '15 12:25:57 PM LondonKdS
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** King Mob's imaginary (probably) alter ego Gideon Stargrave is a blatant Expy of Creator/MichaelMoorcock's protagonist [[Literature/TheCorneliusChronicles Jerry Cornelius]]. Right down to the narrative caption boxes mimicking the typical chapter titles and prose styles of the Cornelius stories.

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** King Mob's imaginary (probably) alter ego Gideon Stargrave is a blatant Expy of Creator/MichaelMoorcock's protagonist [[Literature/TheCorneliusChronicles Jerry Cornelius]]. Right down to the narrative caption boxes mimicking the typical chapter titles and prose styles of the Cornelius stories. It later turns out that the Cornelius stories exist in-universe and King Mob was consciously imitating them.
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