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#1 Posted by Sling Shot (3859 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the similarities in appearance and personality between Namor and Black Adam are uncanny.

Their abilities are even similar. Do you think D C copied Marvel for once?
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#2 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (82985 posts) - - Show Bio

Depending on who draws Black Adam they even look the same.

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#3 Posted by Sling Shot (3859 posts) - - Show Bio

Thats part of what I'm saying. BA looks and acts alot like Namor and now they are both kings. or did BA lose his country?

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#4 Posted by The Mighty Thor (7554 posts) - - Show Bio

Forever says:

"DC copies Marvel all the time. They're both always copying each other."

its the way of life

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#5 Posted by Forever (4313 posts) - - Show Bio

DC copies Marvel all the time. They're both always copying each other.

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#6 Posted by Sling Shot (3859 posts) - - Show Bio

How Marvel copied DC:

Supes=Hyperion, Gladiator

Bats=...basically the Shiar Imperial guard and the crew Hyperion runs with.

How DC copied Marvel:

Namor=Black Adam

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#7 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (82985 posts) - - Show Bio

Sling Shot says:

"Thats part of what I'm saying. BA looks and acts alot like Namor and now they are both kings. or did BA lose his country?"

Not sure but your right, BA acts just like Namor right down to the arrogant ruler part. That just happened in the last couple of years to cause I never paid any attention to BA and then all the sudden it was like this guys an asshole but a cool asshole. Just like Namor. and me.

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#8 Posted by The Mighty Thor (7554 posts) - - Show Bio

Gambler says:

"Sling Shot says:
"Thats part of what I'm saying. BA looks and acts alot like Namor and now they are both kings. or did BA lose his country?"
Not sure but your right, BA acts just like Namor right down to the arrogant ruler part. That just happened in the last couple of years to cause I never paid any attention to BA and then all the sudden it was like this guys an asshole but a cool asshole. Just like Namor. *and me.*"

cough okay cough lol

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#9 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44210 posts) - - Show Bio

DC and Marvel love to copy each others characters.

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#10 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (82985 posts) - - Show Bio

Sling Shot says:

"How Marvel copied DC:Supes=Hyperion, GladiatorBats=...basically the Shiar Imperial guard and the crew Hyperion runs with.How DC copied Marvel:Namor=Black Adam"

You forgot Sentry, thats a Superman ripoff if I ever saw one.

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#11 Posted by Sling Shot (3859 posts) - - Show Bio

I know they copy eachother. But it seems like Marvel has copied more. Even to make the DC clones background characters. And I won't go into detail on how the smaller company's (Image Studios) have bitten.

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#12 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44210 posts) - - Show Bio

Gambler says:

"Sling Shot says:
"How Marvel copied DC:Supes=Hyperion, GladiatorBats=...basically the Shiar Imperial guard and the crew Hyperion runs with.How DC copied Marvel:Namor=Black Adam"

You forgot Sentry, thats a Superman ripoff if I ever saw one."

Sentry is a ripoff but he rocks, every comic company has a character based on Superman.

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#13 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (82985 posts) - - Show Bio

Donnieman v5.1 says:

"Gambler says:
"Sling Shot says:
"How Marvel copied DC:Supes=Hyperion, GladiatorBats=...basically the Shiar Imperial guard and the crew Hyperion runs with.How DC copied Marvel:Namor=Black Adam"

Oh yeah I wasn't saying I didn't like em just that he's clearly a ripoff.

You forgot Sentry, thats a Superman ripoff if I ever saw one."

Sentry is a ripoff but he rocks, every comic company has a character based on Superman."

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#14 Posted by Sling Shot (3859 posts) - - Show Bio

Lobo was inspired by Wolverine but it's DC so he's Wolverine meets Superman.

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#15 Posted by The Mighty Thor (7554 posts) - - Show Bio

is there a dc version of spiderman

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#16 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44210 posts) - - Show Bio

spiderman0409 says:

"is there a dc version of spiderman"

No I don't believe so.

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#17 Posted by The Mighty Thor (7554 posts) - - Show Bio

Donnieman v5.1 says:

"spiderman0409 says:
"is there a dc version of spiderman "
No I don't believe so."

at least spiderman is orignal

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#18 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3733 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman and Batman squared off against a team, the Maximums, that had more than a passing resemblance to the Avengers. There was a Spider-man character there called Bug.

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#19 Posted by fesak (8606 posts) - - Show Bio

Sling Shot says:

"How Marvel copied DC:Supes=Hyperion, GladiatorBats=...basically the Shiar Imperial guard and the crew Hyperion runs with.How DC copied Marvel:Namor=Black Adam"

All members of Squadron Superme are analogues of DC characters, and most of the Imperial Guard members are analogues of the Legion of Superheroes.

And there is also Deathstroke-Deadpool

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#20 Posted by Sparda (15794 posts) - - Show Bio

Fesak just said what I would've.

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#21 Posted by Forever (4313 posts) - - Show Bio

Sparda says:

"Fesak just said what I would've."

They both copy each other Sparda. Lots of times they employ the same writers and artists and those guys just bring over characters they were using on the other side. If I remember correctly, Claremont used to work on the LSH which is why it was easier for him to use LSH type characters for the Shi'ar Imperial Guard, instead of creating all new characters from scratch. So it happens all the time, both ways.

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#22 Posted by Sparda (15794 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, that was just some examples. And, let's not forget

Thanos=Darkseid rip-off.

Doomsday=Hulk rip-off.

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#23 Posted by Eternal Chaos (23185 posts) - - Show Bio

Sparda says:

"Yeah, that was just some examples. And, let's not forget Thanos=Darkseid rip-off. Doomsday=Hulk rip-off."

Marvel just does it better

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#24 Posted by cortadew (408 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Mighty Thor said:

is there a dc version of spiderman

Black spider
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#25 Posted by danhimself (21433 posts) - - Show Bio

5 years later and I'm still confused over how Black Adam and Namor's abilities are kind of similar

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#26 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11575 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Adam was created in Fawcett Comics, not DC. DC bought the rights to him later on. So no, DC didn't copy Marvel.

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#27 Posted by Teerack (10356 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the title of the thread, because it implies the opposite of the truth.

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#28 Posted by joshmightbe (27423 posts) - - Show Bio

DC and Marvel have been copying each other for years for instance Captain America/Guardian, Black Spider/Spiderman, Justice League/Avengers, Green Lantern Corps/ Nova Corps, Namor/Aquaman, pick a character or storyline from after 1963 and I can guarantee you that one or the other has done it first.

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#29 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (7529 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sling Shot

How Marvel copied DC:

Supes=Hyperion, Gladiator

Bats=...basically the Shiar Imperial guard and the crew Hyperion runs with.

How DC copied Marvel:

Namor=Black Adam

Imperial Guard = Legion of Superheroes. Hello?
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#30 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (7529 posts) - - Show Bio
@Cosmic Sentinel

Superman and Batman squared off against a team, the Maximums, that had more than a passing resemblance to the Avengers. There was a Spider-man character there called Bug.

They were AWESOME too. Ed mcguiness did a helluve job with them.
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#31 Posted by TheCannon (20266 posts) - - Show Bio

The New 52 is a rip-off of Ultimate Marvel, except the New 52 impacted the main universe.

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#32 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3733 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself said:

5 years later and I'm still confused over how Black Adam and Namor's abilities are kind of similar

Reading the thread again 5 years later, I'm also confused as to how they are all that similar. They both have black hair and pointy ears I guess, but that would make Spock a Namor rip-off too.

As far as the idea that one side rips off the other goes, it's important to remember that a lot of writers an artists have drifted from one publisher to the other over the years and they bring their ideas with them.

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#33 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio

The sheer amount of stupidity in this thread is actually causing me physical pain

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#34 Posted by ComicMan24 (147650 posts) - - Show Bio

@cortadew said:

@The Mighty Thor said:

is there a dc version of spiderman

Black spider

Other than the fact that they are both named after a spider, there aren't any other similarities. BS doesn't even have spider-powers or any other powers tbh. Unless you are refering to the Young Justice version of Black Spider who was clearly modeled after Spider-Man but still the original comic version is not.