History NamesTheSame / ComicBooks

31st Oct '16 4:19:21 PM Corlagon
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* In a 1966 story by Creator/JackKirby and Creator/StanLee, Comicbook/CaptainAmerica was hallucinating several old enemies of his and identifies one of them as Agent Axis. Kirby had indeed created a Nazi villain with that name back in the 40s, but it was during his time at DC. Creator/RoyThomas later addressed this apparent mistake by creating a distinct Agent Axis for Marvel, using him in ''Comicbook/TheInvaders''. And shortly afterwards, DC reused the name for ''[[OneSteveLimit another]]'' apparently unrelated Nazi.

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* In a 1966 story by Creator/JackKirby and Creator/StanLee, a hallucinating Comicbook/CaptainAmerica was hallucinating sees several old enemies of his and identifies one of them as Agent Axis. Kirby had indeed created a Nazi villain with that name back in the 40s, but it was during his time at DC. Creator/RoyThomas later addressed this apparent mistake by creating a distinct Agent Axis for Marvel, using him in ''Comicbook/TheInvaders''. And shortly afterwards, DC reused the name for ''[[OneSteveLimit another]]'' apparently unrelated Nazi.
31st Oct '16 4:09:37 PM Corlagon
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* Pantha is a CatGirl. But one is part of ComicBook/{{Vampirella}} and the other is part of Comicbook/TeenTitans.

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* Pantha is a CatGirl. But one is part of ComicBook/{{Vampirella}} and the other is part of Comicbook/TeenTitans.Comicbook/TeenTitans.
* In a 1966 story by Creator/JackKirby and Creator/StanLee, Comicbook/CaptainAmerica was hallucinating several old enemies of his and identifies one of them as Agent Axis. Kirby had indeed created a Nazi villain with that name back in the 40s, but it was during his time at DC. Creator/RoyThomas later addressed this apparent mistake by creating a distinct Agent Axis for Marvel, using him in ''Comicbook/TheInvaders''. And shortly afterwards, DC reused the name for ''[[OneSteveLimit another]]'' apparently unrelated Nazi.
11th Oct '16 8:04:26 PM comicwriter
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* ThereCanBeOnlyOne ComicBook/SpiderMan. However, there has been multiple identities of his somewhat "DistaffCounterpart" ComicBook/SpiderWoman: Jessica Drew (black haired, wears red, can float, super power reels more about spider venom), Julia Carpenter (blonde, wears black, can float, super power is more similar with Spidey -- about spider web)), Mattie Franklin (seems to be [[CaptainErsatz very-directly inspired]] on Spidey himself, uses spider-legs), and Charlotte Witter (Villainess, white haired, wears green-yellow (a bit like [[ComicBook/XMen Rogue]])). And the MarvelMangaverse turns [[spoiler:Mary Jane]] into this.

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* ThereCanBeOnlyOne ComicBook/SpiderMan. However, there has There have been multiple identities of his Comicbook/SpiderMan's somewhat "DistaffCounterpart" ComicBook/SpiderWoman: Jessica Drew (black haired, wears red, can float, super power reels more about spider venom), Julia Carpenter (blonde, wears black, can float, super power is more similar with Spidey -- about spider web)), Mattie Franklin (seems to be [[CaptainErsatz very-directly inspired]] on Spidey himself, uses spider-legs), and Charlotte Witter (Villainess, white haired, wears green-yellow (a bit like [[ComicBook/XMen Rogue]])). And the MarvelMangaverse turns [[spoiler:Mary Jane]] into this.this.
* There's an obscure Comicbook/BlackPanther villain named Venomm who predates the [[Comicbook/{{Venom}} far better known Spider-Man villain of the same name]] by quite a few years.
30th Sep '16 4:51:04 PM comicwriter
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** Only two? [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Billy Batson]], the Lieutenant Marvels (all three of whom happened to share the name "Billy Batson" with the original) Mary Batson, Freddy Freeman [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} on one side]], and Mar-Vell, Genis-Vell, Phyla-Vell, Monica Rambeau, Khn'nr, and more [[Comicbook/CaptainMarVell on the other]]... Granted, most of them have alternate names.

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** Only two? [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Billy Batson]], the Lieutenant Marvels (all three of whom happened to share the name "Billy Batson" with the original) Mary Batson, Freddy Freeman [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} on one side]], and Mar-Vell, Genis-Vell, Phyla-Vell, Monica Rambeau, Khn'nr, Khn'nr and more [[Comicbook/CaptainMarVell on the other]]... Granted, most of them have alternate names.



*** And more recently, the former Ms. Marvel has taken up the Captain Marvel mantle herself. Which has in turn caused Marvel to recycle the Ms. Marvel identity for a new character named Kamala Khan. She was inspired to be a hero by the original, but other than that there's absolutely no connection between the two.

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*** And more recently, the former Ms. Marvel has taken up the Captain Marvel mantle herself. Which has in turn caused Marvel to recycle the Ms. Marvel identity for a new character named [[Comicbook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan.Khan]]. She was inspired to be a hero by the original, but other than that there's absolutely no connection between the two.



* In the '1976, TeenTitans introduced a black female member named Bumblebee who could turn herself small, fly and sting bad guys. Years later in 1984, Marvel began publishing Transformers comics, and had been instrumental in developing the characters, hence why I can put them under comic books, and as we all know, there was an Autobot named Bumblebee who would turn into a Volkswagen.

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* In the '1976, 1976, TeenTitans introduced a black female member named Bumblebee who could turn herself small, fly and sting bad guys. Years later in 1984, Marvel began publishing Transformers comics, and had been instrumental in developing the characters, hence why I can put them under comic books, and as we all know, there was an Autobot named Bumblebee who would turn into a Volkswagen.



* In the ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' annual where future ''ComicBook/XMen'' mainstay Rogue first appeared, a little girl, apropos of nothing, introduces herself as "Maddy Pryor," adding "I been sick, but I'm better now." A little while later, ComicBook/XMen leader Cyclops begins dating - and soon marries - a woman named Madelyne Pryor. Readers assumed there had to be a connection between the two. Actually there wasn't. In real life, Madelyne Prior is the name of a singer with the British folk rock group Steeleye Span. Creator/ChrisClaremont - the writer of the stories in question - liked the band and used the name as an homage twice, for two otherwise unrelated characters.

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* In the ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' annual where future ''ComicBook/XMen'' mainstay Rogue Comicbook/{{Rogue}} first appeared, a little girl, apropos of nothing, introduces herself as "Maddy Pryor," adding "I been sick, but I'm better now." A little while later, ComicBook/XMen leader Cyclops Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} begins dating - and soon marries - a woman named Madelyne Pryor. Readers assumed there had to be a connection between the two. Actually there wasn't. In real life, Madelyne Prior is the name of a singer with the British folk rock group Steeleye Span. Creator/ChrisClaremont - the writer of the stories in question - liked the band and used the name as an homage twice, for two otherwise unrelated characters.



* Two unrelated heroes also share the name ComicBook/TheVision. There's Aarkus, an extradimensional alien with the power to teleport, and VictorShade, a RidiculouslyHumanRobot with the power to [[IntangibleMan become intangible]].

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* Two unrelated heroes also share the name ComicBook/TheVision. There's Aarkus, an extradimensional alien with the power to teleport, and VictorShade, Victor Shade, a RidiculouslyHumanRobot with the power to [[IntangibleMan become intangible]].


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* In a bizarre coincidence, Comicbook/LukeCage and Comicbook/CaptainAmerica both have two separate villains named Diamondback and Cottonmouth. Luke's Diamondback and Cottonmouth are street level villains (and both male), while Cap's Diamondback and Cottonmouth are superpowered members of the Serpent Society (and Diamondback is a woman).
25th Sep '16 4:28:03 AM Tron80
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*** [[OverlyLongGag Aaannd]] we have the name Marvel Boy which has been used by a member of the ComicBook/NewWarriors (who had an AlternateTimeline double to make things weirder), a teen Marvel superhero from the 50's, and a current Kree hero who is part of the ComicBook/YoungAvengers. Marvel Boys have nothing to do with Captain Marvels, though. Neither does [[ComicBook/XMen Jean Grey]] who once went by the name Marvel Girl.

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*** [[OverlyLongGag Aaannd]] we have the name Marvel Boy which has been used by a member of the ComicBook/NewWarriors (who had an AlternateTimeline double to make things weirder), a teen Marvel superhero from the 50's, and a current Kree hero who is part of the ComicBook/YoungAvengers. Marvel Boys have nothing to do with Captain Marvels, though. Neither does [[ComicBook/XMen Jean Grey]] Comicbook/JeanGrey who once went by the name Marvel Girl.



* Years before Jean Grey of the Comicbook/XMen began calling herself "The Phoenix", Phoenix was actually the short-lived identity used by Helmut Zemo before he settled on becoming the new [[LegacyCharacter Baron Zemo]].

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* Years before Jean Grey of the Comicbook/XMen Comicbook/JeanGrey began calling herself "The Phoenix", Phoenix was actually the short-lived identity used by Helmut Zemo before he settled on becoming the new [[LegacyCharacter Baron Zemo]].
25th Sep '16 4:26:53 AM Tron80
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* Fleetway Comics published stories about a kid who played practical jokes on people called...wait for it...[[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]]. No comment...

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* Fleetway Comics published stories about a kid who played practical jokes on people called...wait for it...[[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]].Comicbook/TheJoker. No comment...



* When most comic fans hear the name Starfire, they think of [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe a hot alien babe with orange skin]], who wears a {{stripperiffic}} outfit and who is usually [[MostCommonSuperpower stacked enough]] to rival ComicBook/PowerGirl. The name also belonged to the Russian hero, Red Star at a time, a short-lived {{Supergirl}} villain and also a sword-wielding female warrior.

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* When most comic fans hear the name Starfire, they think of [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe a hot alien babe with orange skin]], who wears a {{stripperiffic}} outfit and who is usually [[MostCommonSuperpower stacked enough]] to rival ComicBook/PowerGirl. The name also belonged to the Russian hero, Red Star at a time, a short-lived {{Supergirl}} Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} villain and also a sword-wielding female warrior.
31st Aug '16 9:48:21 AM silverbolt1
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** There's also a Hal Jordan who appeared in a Golden Age Timely's ''Submariner Comics'' issue, ten years before his more famous namesake's debut. Curiously enough, he's also an aircraft pilot and [[http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Hal_Jordan_(Earth-616) looks similar to Green Lantern]].



* Deadeye. The name of an EvilCounterpart of ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' from planet Qward in the Anti-Matter universe, who appeared in ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational''. And the name of the ''ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}'' CaptainErsatz of Earth-8 from ''ComicBook/TheMultiversity''.

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* Deadeye. The name of an EvilCounterpart of ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' from planet Qward in the Anti-Matter universe, who appeared in ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational''. And the name of the ''ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}'' CaptainErsatz of Earth-8 from ''ComicBook/TheMultiversity''. There's also the AmalgamUniverse character who's the merge of DC's Deadshot and Marvel's Bullseye.
25th Aug '16 6:45:22 AM Hydrosoul
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* The second Robin's full name is Jason Peter Todd. The Golden Age Flash, whose identity was public and who lived as a hero long before Jason was born, is named Jason "Jay" Peter Garrick.

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* The second Robin's full name is Jason Peter Todd. The Golden Age Flash, whose identity was public and who lived as a hero long before Jason was born, is named Jason "Jay" Peter Garrick.Garrick.
* Pantha is a CatGirl. But one is part of ComicBook/{{Vampirella}} and the other is part of Comicbook/TeenTitans.
22nd Aug '16 11:02:51 PM digiman619
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** Also worth noting that one should not confuse ''Carol'' Danvers with ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl Linda]]'' Danvers.

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** Also worth noting that one should not confuse ''Carol'' Danvers with ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl ''[[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Linda]]'' Danvers.
22nd Aug '16 11:01:36 PM digiman619
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** Also worth noting that one should not confuse ''Carol'' Danvers with ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl Linda]]'' Danvers.
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