April 13, 2017
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but should it be the case when it comes to comic books? There’s nothing wrong (or is it?) with taking certain characters, ever-so-slightly altering their name or looks and voila – you’ve got yourself a superhero character you’ve always wanted. Let’s take a closer look at Marvel and DC characters that share suspiciously many similar traits despite being from different universes:
Catwoman and Black Cat. Marvel totally made a copy of Catwoman! Catwoman’s first appearance was 1940’s while Black Cat had her first gig in 1979.
Green Arrow and Hawkeye. Once again, Marvel is taking some cues from DC.
Deathstroke and Deadpool. That’s a strike three! Marvel were inspired by DC’s mercenary and made a copycat of Slade Wilson. Both deadly and awesome costumes, Deathstroke’s not as funny, though.