Older Than They Think: Read the second paragraph on the main page. Now add the fact that Tim runs around with an owl. Sounds a bit like something else. Issue #1 of this series came out in 1990. Insisting that the series ripped off J. K. Rowling can sometimes be a really effective means of trolling this series' fans. Neil Gaiman has several times denied that Rowling ripped him off, and if anything they both ripped off T. H. White. Nonetheless, in issue #75 of the ongoing series (which came out in 2000), there is a Shout-Out to the Harry Potter series, where Harry — or at least a Captain Ersatz of him — makes a brief, non-speaking cameo, suggesting that Harry is one of Tim's alternate-universe counterparts.