History Expy / ComicBooks

28th Mar '17 5:55:52 AM RobTan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


%%* 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]].

to:

%%* * 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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]]

to:

** 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.
27th Feb '17 1:08:42 AM shoboni
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

**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]]
11th Feb '17 7:01:45 PM comicwriter
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** According to Priest's website, Kasper Cole and his supporting cast were all designed to be intentional Expies of Comicbook/SpiderMan and his supporting cast, just with a [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructive]] slant. Kasper is a [[TheEveryman relatable Everyman]] like Peter Parker, but is even more of a screw-up. His father, "Black Jack" is an Uncle Ben-like figure Kasper looks to for advice, except he's a corrupt cop in jail for drug possession. His mother Ruth is like Aunt May if she were a stereotypically overbearing JewishMother. Finally, Kasper's girlfriend Gwen is the requisite Gwen Stacy/Mary Jane-type character (right down to even being ''named'' after the former), except she's Korean and their relationship is completely dysfunctional, with Gwen constantly nagging and annoying him instead of being a source of emotional support.

to:

** [[http://digitalpriest.com/legacy/comics/crew/kasper.htm According to Priest's website, website]], Kasper Cole and his supporting cast were all designed to be intentional Expies of Comicbook/SpiderMan and his supporting cast, just with a [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructive]] slant. Kasper is a [[TheEveryman relatable Everyman]] like Peter Parker, but is even more of a screw-up. His father, "Black Jack" is an Uncle Ben-like figure Kasper looks to for advice, except he's a corrupt cop in jail for drug possession. His mother Ruth is like a double Expy, serving as both a stereotypical JewishMother version of Aunt May if she were a stereotypically overbearing JewishMother.''and'' the Marvel equivalent of Doris Roberts' character from ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''. Finally, Kasper's girlfriend Gwen is the requisite Gwen Stacy/Mary Jane-type character (right down to even being ''named'' after the former), except she's Korean and their relationship is completely dysfunctional, with Gwen constantly nagging and annoying him instead of being a source of emotional support.
10th Feb '17 5:33:57 PM comicwriter
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''[[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

to:

* ''[[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 trackHe was essentially Marvel's attempt at doing Comicbook/{{Shazam}}.
10th Feb '17 5:21:07 PM comicwriter
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Red Lion from ''Comicbook/{{Deathstroke}}'' is an Expy of Comicbook/BlackPanther. Both are the respective rulers of an African nation, use an identity patterned after a big cat, and wear (''very'' similar-looking) costumes made from [[MySuitIsAlsoSuper nearly-invulnerable]] metals, complete with AbsurdlySharpClaws built into the gloves. The key difference is that while Black Panther is a just ruler and a hero, Red Lion is a cruel dictator and a mass murderer. Given that Red Lion was created by Creator/{{Christopher Priest|Comics}}, Black Panther's most famous writer, the similarities are definitely not a coincidence.
10th Feb '17 5:13:45 PM comicwriter
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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), but [[Creator/BrianBendis Bendis]] decided he'd rather use an all-new character so he could create her backstory, personality, etc. without worrying about contradicting what had gone before.



%%* The Colleen Coover character ''Webcomic/{{Bandette}}'' was inspired by the French costumed heroine Fantômette.

to:

%%* * The Colleen Coover character ''Webcomic/{{Bandette}}'' was inspired by the French costumed heroine Fantômette.Fantômette, sporting an extremely similar costume.



%%* ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis: Superman Beyond 3D'' features Captain Adam, an alternate universe version of ComicBook/CaptainAtom who's a clear Expy of Dr Manhattan, ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'''s ComicBook/CaptainAtom Expy.
%%* Comicbook/GhostRider villain Skinbender is plainly designed to heavily resemble [[Manga/CodenameSailorV Sailor Venus]]; true to this inspiration, she falls in love with Ghost Rider when they meet.

to:

%%* ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis: Superman Beyond 3D'' features Captain Adam, an alternate universe version of ComicBook/CaptainAtom who's a clear Expy of Dr Manhattan, ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'''s ComicBook/CaptainAtom Expy.
%%*
sporting his blue skin, detached nature, and even a similar emblem on his forehead. This is fitting since Manhattan was originally an Expy of Captain Atom to begin with.
*
Comicbook/GhostRider villain Skinbender is plainly designed to heavily resemble [[Manga/CodenameSailorV Sailor Venus]]; true to this inspiration, she falls in love with Ghost Rider when they meet.



%%* When 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."

to:

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



%%* ComicBook/{{Ultron}} is an admitted Expy of Mechano, an obscure villain from the ''Series/CaptainVideo'' comic published by FawcettComics.

to:

%%* * ComicBook/{{Ultron}} is an admitted Expy of Mechano, Makino, an obscure villain from the ''Series/CaptainVideo'' comic published by FawcettComics.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.



%%** Likewise, White Wolf was inspired by Creator/KevinSpacey's character from ''Film/MidnightInTheGardenOfGoodAndEvil''.
%%* Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/YoungbloodJudgmentDay'' run was full of this as well, as it was heavily inspired by the ''New Comicbook/TeenTitans'' and a number of [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] teen hero books:
%%** Twilight is a {{Genderflip}}ped ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, with {{FlashBack}}s showing that as a child, she also started off as an expy of the Dick Grayson ComicBook/{{Robin}}.
%%** And of course her mentor, Professor Night, was a Franchise/{{Batman}} expy.
%%** Waxy Doyle was inspired by the [[ComicBook/SandmanMysteryTheatre Wesley Dodds Sandman]].
%%** Suprema is ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, specifically the innocent [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] version and not any of the modern DarkerAndEdgier interpretations.
%%** Satana is based off Satan Girl, Supergirl's EvilTwin.
%%** BrotherSisterTeam Speedwell and Poppy were expies of ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and the ComicBook/ScarletWitch.
%%** Riptide's father Storybook Smith is based off UsefulNotes/{{the Golden Age|Of Comic Books}} hero Johnny Thunder.

to:

%%** ** Likewise, White Wolf was inspired by Creator/KevinSpacey's character from ''Film/MidnightInTheGardenOfGoodAndEvil''.
%%* Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/YoungbloodJudgmentDay'' run was full of this as well, as it was heavily inspired by the ''New Comicbook/TeenTitans''
''Film/MidnightInTheGardenOfGoodAndEvil'', even bearing an [[ComicBookFantasyCasting uncanny resemblance to Spacey]] and wearing a number of [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] teen hero books:
%%** Twilight is a {{Genderflip}}ped ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, with {{FlashBack}}s showing that as a child, she also started off as an expy of the Dick Grayson ComicBook/{{Robin}}.
%%** And of course her mentor, Professor Night, was a Franchise/{{Batman}} expy.
similar white business suit.
%%** Waxy Doyle was inspired by ** According to Priest's website, Kasper Cole and his supporting cast were all designed to be intentional Expies of Comicbook/SpiderMan and his supporting cast, just with a [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructive]] slant. Kasper is a [[TheEveryman relatable Everyman]] like Peter Parker, but is even more of a screw-up. His father, "Black Jack" is an Uncle Ben-like figure Kasper looks to for advice, except he's a corrupt cop in jail for drug possession. His mother Ruth is like Aunt May if she were a stereotypically overbearing JewishMother. Finally, Kasper's girlfriend Gwen is the [[ComicBook/SandmanMysteryTheatre Wesley Dodds Sandman]].requisite Gwen Stacy/Mary Jane-type character (right down to even being ''named'' after the former), except she's Korean and their relationship is completely dysfunctional, with Gwen constantly nagging and annoying him instead of being a source of emotional support.
%%** Suprema is ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, specifically * Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/YoungbloodJudgmentDay'' run was full of this as well, as it was heavily inspired by the innocent ''New Comicbook/TeenTitans'' and a number of [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] version teen hero books:
** Twilight is a BadassNormal who was once the [[KidSidekick child partner]] of a Batman-like hero named Professor Night, before striking out on her own after [[SidekickGraduationsStick outgrowing the whole sidekick thing]]. She's effectively the team's answer to Comicbook/{{Nightwing}},
and not any of was even known by the modern DarkerAndEdgier interpretations.nickname "The Girl Marvel," as a nod to Comicbook/{{Robin}} being called "The Boy Wonder."
** Waxy Doyle was inspired by the [[ComicBook/SandmanMysteryTheatre Wesley Dodds Sandman]], being a former Golden Age hero who had a GasMaskLongcoat outfit and a "wax gun" (an homage to Sandman's gas gun).

%%** ** 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.
** Following this analogy, her EvilCounterpart
Satana is based off Satan Girl, Supergirl's EvilTwin.
%%** ** BrotherSisterTeam Speedwell and Poppy were expies of ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and the ComicBook/ScarletWitch.
%%**
ComicBook/ScarletWitch, being a pair of sibling villains consisting of a male speedster and a girl with witch-like powers.
**
Riptide's father Storybook Smith is based off UsefulNotes/{{the Golden Age|Of Comic Books}} hero Johnny Thunder.Thunder, with whom he shares RealityWarper abilities and a fondness for tacky, green, checkered suits.
7th Feb '17 1:45:30 PM Dere
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[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 playing up his sympathy for his people, or via brainwashing)? Check. Has had a powerful minion who was powered up by Chaos Energy? Check.

to:

* [[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 playing up appealing to his sympathy for his people, or via brainwashing)? Check. Has had a powerful minion who was powered up by Chaos Energy? Check.
7th Feb '17 1:43:00 PM Dere
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[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 playing up his sympathy for his people, or via brainwashing)? Check. Has had a powerful minion powered up by Chaos Energy? Check.

to:

* [[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 playing up his sympathy for his people, or via brainwashing)? Check. Has had a powerful minion who was powered up by Chaos Energy? Check.
7th Feb '17 1:41:35 PM Dere
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog Archie's Sonic series]] has [[EvilAlbino Doctor Finitevus]], an Expy of Doctor Zachary from ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic''.

to:

* [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog Archie's Sonic series]] has [[EvilAlbino Doctor Finitevus]], Finitevus, an obvious Expy of Doctor Zachary from ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic''.''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 playing up his sympathy for his people, or via brainwashing)? Check. Has had a powerful minion powered up by Chaos Energy? Check.
This list shows the last 10 events of 299. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Expy.ComicBooks