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?
Man-Thing Vs. Swamp Thing
"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.
man thing cant actually die
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.
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