* FollowTheLeader: The comic strip was only created to cash in on the popularity of ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers''. Thankfully, it never resorted to outright stealing any of ''Buck's'' storylines, and managed to carve out its own niche.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/GeorgeLucas tried to get the rights to ''Flash Gordon'' to make his own movie. When blocked by [=Dino DeLaurentiis=], Lucas decided to [[StartMyOwn make his own]] [[Franchise/StarWars space adventure series]].
* DuelingGames: With Creator/WilliamsElectronics' ''Pinball/BlackKnight''.