Hypocrites and Hipsters

Posted by jointron33 (1902 posts) - - Show Bio

Ya know, ever notice that for all of 90s Image's talks about breaking away from "the fascist" Big Two, many if not most of their characters are just ripoffs of Marvel/DC characters, and bad ones at that.

1. Zealot: Arguable Wonder Woman ripoff

2. Warblade: Lady Deathstryke/Wolverine ripoff who also resembles Blacklash

3. Spawn: Ghost Rider/Punisher/Batman ripoff with a Spiderman like mask

4. Supreme: Awful Superman ripoff turned epic Silver Age Superman homage

5. Midnight/Apollo: Gay World's Finest/World's Queerest

6. Invincible: Teenage Superman/Spiderman

7. Shaft: Arsenal ripoff

8. Vogue: Domino ripoff

9. Badrock/Bedrock: Thing ripoff

10: Maul: Hulk ripoff

11: Shadowhawk: Batman ripoff: later retconned to incorporate blatant story elements from Hawkman's origin

12: Astro City: Re imagining of famous superheroes from Marvel/DC

So yeah, you know, these "far-out radicals", for all their talk, couldn't truly break away from the Big Two. In fact, many would eventually go back after the comic speculation crash. Probably didn't help that early Image sucked.

#1 Posted by Nerx (15088 posts) - - Show Bio

@jointron33 said:

3. Spawn: Punisher/Batman ripoff with a Spiderman like mask - not really, he is closer to ghost rider then those guys

7. Shaft: Arsenal ripoff - more like hawkeye and arrow copy

So yeah, you know, these "far-out radicals", for all their talk, couldn't truly break away from the Big Two. In fact, many would eventually go back after the comic speculation crash. Probably didn't help that early Image sucked. (then again plenty of dc and marvel stuff comes from the golden era of comics and there are similarities too)

#2 Posted by dr_doom23 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

I completely disagree.

#3 Posted by cattlebattle (12596 posts) - - Show Bio
@jointron33
Zealot isn't an arguable ripoff...the creators have flat out stated she is a mix between Wonder Woman and Elektra
 
Also...all of Youngblood are just analogues for Teen Titans characters being Liefield was supposed to do a Teen Titans series before doing that series and he was just to lazy to make new ones...So...you are right on the money there
 
I agree also, every single independent creator is always prattling on about making their own original characters and stories and for the most part just wind up making copies of the legendary characters
#4 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle said:

@jointron33:
Zealot isn't an arguable ripoff...the creators have flat out stated she is a mix between Wonder Woman and Elektra

Also...all of Youngblood are just analogues for Teen Titans characters being Liefield was supposed to do a Teen Titans series before doing that series and he was just to lazy to make new ones...So...you are right on the money there

I agree also, every single independent creator is always prattling on about making their own original characters and stories and for the most part just wind up making copies of the legendary characters

Yes. Its so stupid to call them rip-offs when they're clearly archetypes, especially that Supereme bit.

#5 Posted by RUKM (279 posts) - - Show Bio

@jointtron33 No one bad mouths spawn... He's coming for you know

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