Man-Thing Vs. Swamp Thing

#1 Posted by Druid (104 posts) - - Show Bio

The Man-Thing and Swamp Thing seem awefully similar not only in name but also origin and abilities. One of these has to be a rip-off of the other. Does anyone have any idea which one came first?

#2 Posted by darth grievous (19 posts) - - Show Bio

when was swamp thing made

#3 Posted by Matezoide2 (15994 posts) - - Show Bio

i know thats old.but i made a little search and discovered when they first came.

Man-Thing camein may 1971,Swamp Thing came in july 1971.

that makes Man-Thing a bit older than his DC counter part

#4 Posted by Dead Shooter (47 posts) - - Show Bio

Well i say Swamp Thing would win because he is waaaay smarter

#5 Edited by Zoom (14668 posts) - - Show Bio

Matezoide said:

"i know thats old.but i made a little search and discovered when they first came.

Man-Thing camein may 1971,Swamp Thing came in july 1971.

that makes Man-Thing a bit older than his DC counter part"

True.  But that doesn't necessarily mean Swamp Thing is a rip off of Man Thing like the original poster implies.

Beyond being semi-human things that live in the swamp and look scary, they really don't have too much in common.  Swamp Thing is a plant elemental (most of the time).  Man-Thing's touch burns whatever knows fear.  Similar look and names.  Different shtick.

#6 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (7857 posts) - - Show Bio

man thing cant actually die

hes been chopped into pieces then eaten then reformed because acidic
hes been chopped into pieces reformed
Hes gone through a zombie plaugue that ate anything and he re grew 
Hes gotten a lamp post shoved through him
He has the power to kill with a touch
And hes cute ;3
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#7 Posted by Amazingoctus (3122 posts) - - Show Bio

now I'm not saying that swamp thing is a rip-off of man-thing (sometimes people actually think up similar things, sometimes around the same time) but man-thing definitly had some part in swamp thing's creation. I mean c'mon marvel comes out with a swamp monster that has thing in it's name and then in that same year dc  comes out with a swamp monster with thing in it's name. seriously? I know that they have a lot of differences but they also have a lot of similarities.
#8 Edited by PBPereira (3 posts) - - Show Bio

The Wikipedia article on Swamp Thing mentions this. It also suggest a similarity of both characters to the Heap, a character from the 40's.

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