History Expy / ComicBooks

8th Apr '18 8:41:16 AM Pichu-kun
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* Archie was a smash hit for ''Franchise/ArchieComics'', and inspired many Expies. In the sixties, Creator/DCComics published ''Binky'', who had dark hair, not red, [[BettyAndVeronica and dated a hotter version of Betty while a Veronica clone tried to get his attention]]. Even though it was very dated and inferior to the original, Binky reprint comic books [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff were published in Scandinavia for decades]].

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* Archie was a smash hit for ''Franchise/ArchieComics'', ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'', and inspired many Expies. In the sixties, Creator/DCComics published ''Binky'', who had dark hair, not red, [[BettyAndVeronica and dated a hotter version of Betty while a Veronica clone tried to get his attention]]. Even though it was very dated and inferior to the original, Binky reprint comic books [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff were published in Scandinavia for decades]].
1st Apr '18 8:51:00 AM kikiandlala
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* Todd Ziller (hmmm, what happens if we change that 'T' to a 'G') appeared in ComicBook/TheAvengers. As a product of a kludge SuperSoldier program, Project Troubleshooter, which shoved everything they could get into him (including Pym Particles, Mutant Growth Hormone, and etc.). Naturally this [[GoneHorriblyRight worked but in a real messy way]] and he became something that looked the brother to a certain [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Toho monster]]. Mr. Ziller even has the code-name "American Kaiju".

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* Todd Ziller (hmmm, what happens if we change that 'T' to a 'G') appeared in ComicBook/TheAvengers. As a product of a kludge SuperSoldier program, Project Troubleshooter, which shoved everything they could get into him (including Pym Particles, Mutant Growth Hormone, and etc.). Naturally this [[GoneHorriblyRight worked but in a real messy way]] and he became something that looked like the brother to a certain [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Toho monster]]. Mr. Ziller even has the code-name "American Kaiju".
1st Apr '18 8:47:02 AM kikiandlala
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* Todd Ziller (hmmm, what happens if we change that 'T' to a 'G') appeared in ComicBook/TheAvengers. As a product of a kludge SuperSoldier program, Project Troubleshooter, which shoved everything they could get into him (including Pym Particles, Mutant Growth Hormone, and etc.). Naturally this [[GoneHorriblyRight worked but in a real messy way]] and he became something that looked the brother to a certain [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Toho monster]]. Mr. Ziller even has the code-name "American Kaiju".
2nd Feb '18 10:37:20 AM lillolillo
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* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'s best friend Thara Ak-Var is inspired by ComicBook/JeanGrey, being another female hero bonded with a firebird-shaped cosmic entity.



** As a female, teenage version of the intentional Superman pastiche Comicbook/{{Supreme}}, Suprema is ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, specifically the innocent [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] version and not any of the modern DarkerAndEdgier interpretations.

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** As a female, teenage version of the intentional Superman pastiche Comicbook/{{Supreme}}, Suprema is ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, specifically the innocent [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] version and not any of the modern DarkerAndEdgier interpretations.version.
26th Nov '17 6:38:52 PM caivu
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* The Kali Corporation from ''ComicBook/BatwomanRebirth'' is one of [[Franchise/JamesBond SPECTRE]] (down to the similar meanings of their logos), with a dash of [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3 Cobra Unit]] thrown in as well.
24th Oct '17 10:13:17 AM Skyblade743
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* The cast of ''ComicBook/Watchmen'' was originally going to use characters DC had acquired from Charlton Comics. After DC vetoed this idea, the cast became expys of those characters instead.
8th Oct '17 2:16:55 PM nombretomado
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%%* ''ComicBook/QueenAndCountry'' is, as writer Greg Rucka fully acknowledges, heavily influenced by ''TheSandbaggers''. Not every character is an Expy, but Paul Crocker and Tom Wallace are especially obvious as expies of Neil Burnside and Willie Caine, respectively.

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%%* ''ComicBook/QueenAndCountry'' is, as writer Greg Rucka fully acknowledges, heavily influenced by ''TheSandbaggers''.''Series/TheSandbaggers''. Not every character is an Expy, but Paul Crocker and Tom Wallace are especially obvious as expies of Neil Burnside and Willie Caine, respectively.
17th Sep '17 7:06:02 PM reppuzan
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** This trope is lampshaded in full during ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'' by Pavitr Prabhakar, the Spider-man of Earth-50101. During the events of the story, he comes to wonder whether he and the other Spider-Men are mere offshoots of Peter Parker after noticing all of the similarities between his own and Peter's backstories as well as the overwhelming number of alternate Peter Parkers as Spider-Totems, triggering a minor HeroicBSOD. Luckily, a quick peptalk from Billy Braddock, the Spider-Man of Earth-833, snaps him out of this, saying that Pavitr is just as much of a hero as Peter, and that the latter could be an expy of ''him''.
2nd Aug '17 11:31:38 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''ComicBook/ArchiesSonicTheHedgehog'':

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* Miss Martian is this to pre-Crisis ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}. ExecutiveMeddling prevented the writers from adding Kara into ''Teen Titans'', so the writers instead created a completely different bubbly teenage alien girl that they could use. Miss Martian is often considered an expy of Starfire as interpreted in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' cartoon, however that's probably unintentional.
2nd Aug '17 11:25:13 PM Pichu-kun
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* [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog Archie's Sonic series]] has Doctor Finitevus, an obvious Expy of Doctor Zachary from ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic''. Let's see. Is an EvilAlbino? Check. Has the "doctor" title attached to his name? Check. Is an echidna and one of Knuckles' people? Check. Has a fixation with Chaos Energy? Check. Has manipulated Knuckles (either by exploiting his character, or via brainwashing)? Check. Has had a powerful minion who was powered up by Chaos Energy? Check.
** 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]]. 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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Archie's Sonic series]] ''Sonic'' series has Doctor Finitevus, an obvious Expy of Doctor Zachary from ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic''. Let's see. Is an EvilAlbino? Check. Has the "doctor" title attached to his name? Check. Is an echidna and one of Knuckles' people? Check. Has a fixation with Chaos Energy? Check. Has manipulated Knuckles (either by exploiting his character, or via brainwashing)? Check. Has had a powerful minion who was powered up by Chaos Energy? Check.
** The Sonic ''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]]. 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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