Characters Marvel Stole And Just Renamed

Characters Marvel Stole And Just Renamed

Bad news, Marvel nerds: many of your favorite
characters were probably stolen from your arch-nemesis. It’s true. DC Comics has been
churning out awesome characters since 1934. By the time Marvel Comics launched in 1939
under their first name, Timely Comics, they were already five years behind. Sure, Marvel
is great, but they have quite a few characters of…questionable origin. Don’t worry—DC
has a few Marvel rip-offs of its own, which you can learn about in our companion video,
“Characters DC Stole From Marvel And Gave A New Name.” But for now, here are some of
Marvel’s greatest characters, pitted against their earlier DC counterparts. The X-Men vs. The Doom Patrol It’s a comic about a team of misfits who’ve
been shunned by society, coming together and learning to use their powers for good. They
fight for acceptance under the leadership of a brainiac in a wheelchair. They’re called…The
Doom Patrol, and they were first published in June of 1963—three months before the
X-Men showed up. Coincidence? The similarities between the two teams would
grow in March of 1964, when the X-Men took on the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Meanwhile,
the Doom Patrol fought The Brotherhood of Evil. The similarities between the two comics
were so strong that Doom Patrol creator Arnold Drake accused Stan Lee of somehow stealing
his ideas, though it’s never been proven. Maybe great minds think alike. Or just have
great mind-reading super powers. Black Cat vs. Catwoman Originally known as simply “The Cat,” Catwoman
appeared in the first issue of Batman, published in 1940. She was originally a cat-themed burglar
with no fancy powers. And today, Catwoman Selina Kyle is still pretty much the same:
an agile anti-hero with a romantic interest in Batman. Writer Marv Wolfman basically ripped off the
whole “literal cat burglar” Catwoman thing when he created Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat,
in 1979. From the cat-themed, morally ambiguous thief aspects, all the way down to her weird
love of Spider-Man, Black Cat lacks any kind of real originality. Over time, Black Cat
got some vague “bad luck” powers and a super-suit, but Felicia “Black Cat” Hardy still has her
origins as a cheap Catwoman ripoff. “Bye Felicia” Deadpool vs. Deathstroke Rob Liefeld has a bit of a reputation for
not being able to come up with truly original ideas. When the Teen Titans fan showed his
first drawings of Deadpool to writer Fabian Nicieza in 1991, it was obvious that Deadpool
wasn’t much more than an unoriginal “homage” to DC Comics’ Deathstroke. And Nicieza ran
with it. The terrible joke expanded to the fact that Deadpool was eventually named Wade
Wilson…after Deathstroke’s real name, Slade Wilson. Ultimately, Deadpool was such a silly character
that he took on a life of his own, becoming a fan favorite, and embraced the most absurd
comic adventures ever written. With his smash movie from 2016, he’s become a cultural phenomenon.
Meanwhile, Deathstroke is still just a boring assassin obsessed with killing super-teens.
But at least he was there first. The Vision vs. Red Tornado You may know Vision from Avengers: Age of
Ultron. But he first appeared in the comics all the way back in 1968. The original Vision
is an evil creation of Ultron designed to destroy the Avengers. And just like in Age
of Ultron, Vision ultimately turns against his creator and becomes a hero as he searches
for his humanity. However, this wasn’t the first time this
story was told. A few years earlier in 1963, a very similar event occurred when a supervillain
designed an android called Red Tornado. The bot was created to infiltrate and defeat DC’s
Justice Society of America, but ultimately ended up becoming a hero as well. Yes, team-destroying
androids are common, and the two have different powers. But their costumes have just a few
too many similarities to be purely coincidental. Those big belts and enormous collars are way
too gauche to just be accidents… Bullseye vs. Deadshot Deadshot first appears in 1950 as a Batman
villain, where he’s first seen wearing a top hat while attempting to replace Batman
as the hero of Gotham. Deadshot basically has Batman’s fighting skills, but brings
expert marksmanship the table. Later, in the world of Marvel, another street-level hero,
Daredevil, would face a similar foe with Bullseye. But that wouldn’t happen until 1976. Both Deadshot and Bullseye are master marksmen
who never miss their targets. “I never miss” They’re experts at hand-to-hand combat,
have metal body enhancements, and come from abusive families. The two are basically a
couple of sad sacks with really good aim, and that aim is good enough to keep both of
them working in comics and on screen… but Deadshot was first…by a longshot. Boomerang vs. Captain Boomerang Why Marvel comics would want to mimic DC Comics’
boomerang-tossing bad guy is anyone’s guess, because both of them… kinda suck. Obviously,
both characters were born in Australia, but while Captain Boomerang primarily fights the
Flash, regular Boomerang spends a lot of time fighting Marvel’s fast-talking Spider-Man.
The Captain arrived in 1960, while his unranked Marvel doppelganger appeared in 1966. Both use ridiculous augmented boomerangs that
include everything from bombs to razors to probably bumblebees or something. And Marvel’s
Boomerang even wears a boomerang on his face, like angry eyebrows, just so everyone knows
what he does. Hey at least Captain Boomerang keeps it limited to a really terrible boomerang-print
shirt. Have we said the word “boomerang” enough yet? Boomerang. Super Adaptoid vs. Amazo The idea of an android that could copy the
powers of superheroes was created by Gardner Fox and Murphy Anderson in 1960. They named
him Amazo, and he became a pretty big threat to the Justice League of America. Six years later, Stan Lee came up with a strikingly
similar idea, sending a robot foe with identical power-copying abilities up against the Avengers. “But from where did it come?” “Ha ha ha ha! Cannot you guess, Captain America?” Granted, Lee’s Super Adaptoid looks way cooler
than Amazo’s weird elf-ears and striped-pants thing, but that’s all thanks to Jack Kirby’s
awesome art. Unfortunately, Super-Adaptoid was just six years too late to be the original. Thanos vs. Darkseid Darkseid is Jack Kirby’s giant-jawed alien
overlord of Apokolips, hell-bent on seeking out the anti-life equation and eradicating
the universe of all free will. Thanos, on the other hand, is the giant-jawed overlord
of Titan, fixated on making Death his girlfriend and subjugating the galaxy. Both are super-strong, telekinetic teleporters
who seem to be ageless, and can travel through time. And both are pretty much the most powerful
bad guys in their respective universes. You can’t really blame Jim Starlin for trying
to come up with his own version of Darkseid for Marvel Comics in 1973, because Darkseid
is one heck of an awesome villain. It doesn’t get much cooler than soul-seeking eye-lasers,
but those eye-lasers showed up in 1970, three years prior to Marvel’s Thanos and his Infinity
Gauntlet. Even the Time Gem can’t fix that. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our YouTube
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100 thoughts on “Characters Marvel Stole And Just Renamed

  1. The first half, truly Marvel did it better, but after the tie with Deadpool, it was clear that Marvel had some hacks that were actual hacks. They are competition, no different than making Sonic to dethrone Mario.

  2. A copy is still a copy. A copy will always be cooler than the original because they created it cooler than the original before they came out with it. When creating an original it will take a lot of time just to create then their personalities as well. Copying is easier you get their ideas all of it from the original and change it to a better one.

  3. All the MCU fans here waving flags and yelling about how Marvel is better. Yeah, the movies ARE better. But we're talking comics, and unless you've actually READ comics from both Marvel and DC, your opinion is invalid.

  4. i find it funny if you guys blaming dc or marvel for copying marvel or dc blah blah. who give a fuck.. i mean tell me how much batman and green arrow have so much in common? sink that in.

    sooooo who else?

  5. almost 90% of marvel's famous characters is copycat of DC. Even the Avengers copied from Justice League. And Looper you said deathstroke is boring… You have no idea do you?

  6. X-Men > doom patrol
    Black cat < catwoman
    Deadpool > deathstroke
    Vision > red tornado
    Bullseye < deadshot
    Boomerang > captain boomerang
    Superdaptoid < Amazo
    Thanos > darkseid

    That's my picks. I don't choose one over the other completely but even then my choices may be a bit biased because in general I know a bit more about marvel than I do DC

  7. I love how he said time gem instead of stone. It’s awesome that they knew that the infinity stones were gems originally. Shows how much research they really put into their vids.

  8. there is alot of these you only mentioned a few like hawkeye and green arrow, flash and quicksilver, doctor strange, doctor fate, swamp thing, groot, plastic man, mr. fantastic etc.

  9. In light of above, it's even more sad that DC fails to entertain given such a headstart and such a roster!

    Student (Marvel) has outshone the Master (DC).

  10. Bwahaha seeing the 1100 butthurt triggered marvel zealots and their commentary, is already so worth having this video.

  11. Being to original sucks because the companies for the most part end up with the rights to the characters so really what's the point of giving up your best ideas when you could sell a recycled idea

  12. Vision is actually like a fusion of Red Tornado and Martian Man Hunter also why no "Hawkeye and Green Arrow, Quiksilver and Flash, Mr Fantastic and Plastic Man with Elongated Man, Atom and Ant Man, Firestorm and Human Torch"

  13. Black Cat was actually based off of the Looney Tunes cat… and the fact that black cats always bring bad luck with them. So really its just her very revealing costume that she has with Catwoman… yet again. So do all female Superheroes.

  14. U cant be more wrong about the vision. Just check for the original vision aarkus, introduced back in 1940

  15. But Deadpool was based on Spider-man because he chould not use Spider-man in his comic he was just named after Deathstroke pretty much everyone on this list is just coincidence

  16. Because fuck different back stories, powers, motives and personalities they look similar so they MUST be a copy cat. Fuck off Looper honestly comic book "copy cats" aren't a big deal unless the Character is a clone to which none of these characters are

  17. The only two videos i've found of Marvel's Boomerang are "List of Spiderman's Villains" and "Tribute To Spiderman Villains".

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