I feel that they ripped of Spider-Man a bit...

#1 Posted by thespidey307 (177 posts) - - Show Bio

I feel that they ripped of spider-man a bit because black spider's appearance looks just like spider-man. I know that this character belongs to DC, but it seems to me that they are ripping or making fun of him. BTW, this is an image in Young Justice TV Series. Heck, if I remember correctly, in the second episode of the series, when robin, kid flash, aqualad, superboy are fighting Blockbuster, kid flash makes fun of him saying, "Come and get me, you incredible hulk" of bulk, I can't remember. What do you all think though. Did DC rip off spider-man or making fun of him. Heck, they got the same voice actor from Spectacular Spider-Man voicing black spider too.

#2 Posted by Duke_Nasty (1017 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel has ripped off D.C a lot. But usually people only complain if the rip-off is a better version of the original and thats not the case here.

#3 Posted by Tyrus (1083 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Black Spider is DC's counterpart to Marvel's character making fun of Superman...

#4 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

A little bit ha they straight up said "come at me bro"

#5 Edited by _Zombie_ (10312 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a parody, not a rip-off. He's a character that appeared for like.. one episode. If they were gonna go to the effort of fully ripping him off, he would of been in more episodes, and probably wouldn't of been a bad guy.

#6 Posted by SuperStarKirby (126 posts) - - Show Bio

Greg Weisman, who used to work on Spectacular Spider-Man, also works on Young Justice. He is (according to an interview with him) not only fully aware, but notes that it is indeed a nod to fans of Spectacular Spider-Man. And it was an awesome one.

#7 Posted by moywar700 (2775 posts) - - Show Bio

Why do people say "rip-off."

Inspired is a better word.

#8 Posted by sinestro_GL (3050 posts) - - Show Bio

To be fair, the only ones that would notice are the ones that watch 'Young Justice' and even then...I don't think many people would care. Both companies have ripped off each other pretty badly over the years - and this one is just an insignificant one in comparison to the others.

#9 Posted by Strider92 (16111 posts) - - Show Bio

They didn't really rip him off it was more of a parody.

#10 Posted by Tyrus (1083 posts) - - Show Bio

@Strider92: YES - We get it.

#11 Posted by CrimsonCake (2668 posts) - - Show Bio

He was originally created as a comic book character then used here.

#12 Posted by joshmightbe (24620 posts) - - Show Bio

DC and Marvel rip each other off so often this shouldn't really be an issue.

#13 Posted by NEEK_03 (1200 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah this character was pretty "inspired" but spidey, he had the web shooter thing going and all too. i didnt see a spider sense or any real strength, but w.e its not like he is or will be a major character. and its not like he compares to parker.

#14 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Spider is a rip-off of Spidey, but yeah Marvel and DC are always ripping off characters from each other...

#15 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

@Strider92 said:

They didn't really rip him off it was more of a parody.

I was just about to post this.

#16 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

@thespidey307: It happens all the time. Its mild fun. In one of the issues of Teen Titans someone uses the "All New, All Different" moniker to refer to the new line up, obvously referencing the X-Men rebranding. I've see Spider-Man lightly poke fun at the Batman film legacy. Theres no serious rivalry between the two companies; thats fan spurred horsepuckey. If its that big of a deal to you, the list of Marvel characters that are homages, parodies, and/or analogues to DC characters would be massive.

#17 Posted by Greenflashlight (183 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Spider,

at first I was like SpiderMan because I just hear the voice but I hope that will lead in to The Suicide Squad in Young Justice

#18 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

@Greenflashlight said:

Black Spider,

at first I was like SpiderMan because I just hear the voice but I hope that will lead in to The Suicide Squad in Young Justice

Thatd be pretty dope. I hope they use the Wall version of Amanda Waller, I dont like the pretty version in the new 52.

#19 Posted by Jotham (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

They would probably use the word "homage."

#20 Posted by danhimself (22286 posts) - - Show Bio

@SuperStarKirby said:

Greg Weisman, who used to work on Spectacular Spider-Man, also works on Young Justice. He is (according to an interview with him) not only fully aware, but notes that it is indeed a nod to fans of Spectacular Spider-Man. And it was an awesome one.

Josh Keaton even voiced Black Spider for the show

#21 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

It was a reference, not a ripoff.

#22 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

Some people say parody. Some homage. Some rip-off...

I'm gonna say pastiche! Nyahahaha!

#23 Posted by Vance Astro (91118 posts) - - Show Bio
@moywar700 said:

Why do people say "rip-off."

Inspired is a better word.

This.
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#24 Posted by smcauley600 (83 posts) - - Show Bio

sure everyone knows deathstroke is a rip off of dead pool

#25 Posted by Teerack (5347 posts) - - Show Bio

He was even voiced by someone who used to play spider-man xD

#26 Posted by XephCore (7 posts) - - Show Bio

@duke_nasty: the funny thing is that people complain a lot about Marvel ripping of DC because Marvel always makes it better xD Just look at Deadpool then look at Deathstroke, Deadpool FTW

#27 Edited by joshmightbe (24620 posts) - - Show Bio

@smcauley600: Deathstroke was around way before Deadpool was created, in fact Deathstroke was created before the guy who created Deadpool was even in the comics industry.

#28 Posted by PunyParker (8962 posts) - - Show Bio

#29 Posted by Mayorpayn (1 posts) - - Show Bio

First of all, Black spider has been around for awhile and there have been like 4 different guys by that name in DC, he is mainly a Batman villain aswell.

secound of all.. im actually i little amazed that no one here knew this, but the guy who drew Deadpool has said that the only reason DP exists is because he really really wanted to draw Deathstroke xD

#30 Edited by PaperDemon (601 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate DC. Marvel ftw.

#31 Posted by Johnnyx5 (143 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel uses Green Lantern logo in one of their Avengers Earths mightiest heroes episodes. Consider it even.

#32 Posted by PsychoBear01 (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Black spider will forever be a ripoff nuff sed.

#33 Edited by Jack_ (1215 posts) - - Show Bio

More of an homage than a rip-off.

And that's okay.

#34 Edited by Son_of_simba (681 posts) - - Show Bio

@vance_astro said:

@moywar700 said:

Why do people say "rip-off."

Inspired is a better word.

This.

There is a difference between inspiration and copy and pasting with a different palette change batman was imspired by zorro yet the 2 now have hundreds of differences there is not enough creativity here for it to be classified as its own idea so its a simple rip off

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