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Given the sheer volume of stories that have been and are told in comics, it’s not too surprising to know that comic book creators took inspiration from pretty much anything they could get their hands on. However, there are some instances where the line between inspiration and plagiarism is blurred by comics that are effectively ripoffs from another story.

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Sometimes these blurred lines are a loving artistic homage, but in controversial cases this was not a heartfelt homage or an accident. Comics that fell into the latter category faced strong backlash for stealing ideas and even art from better comics. In fact, some of these bootlegs were so blatant about creative theft that they technically count as ashtrays.

10 Batman: Noel puts the dark knight in a Christmas carol

To be fair, it would be impossible to count all the obeisances A Christmas song. Charles Dickens’ most famous work is a timeless tale of holiday redemption, so it’s not surprising that many comics have taken their own twist. Case in point: Batman starred in many A Christmas song remakes, but Batman: Noel was the worst part.

Batman: Noel cast Batman as Ebenezer Scrooge, but instead of greed, Batman was forced to face his overzealous crime-fighting. Catwoman, Superman, and The Joker acted as Christmas spirits visiting Batman, and the comic even went so far as to paraphrase a Christmas Story actual words for the narration.

9 Weapon Brown rewrote the Peanuts & More comic strip into an offbeat post-apocalyptic story

Fancy tributes and/or parodies of childhood comic strips such as Spencer and Locker (a hard-nosed reinterpretation of Calvin and Hobbes) are fairly common, however weapon brown may be the ultimate example of this trope. Shortly, weapon brown adopts the characters and ideas of the classic peanuts strip them off and transplant them all to a post-nuclear wasteland.

Weapon Browns The first few chapters are grossly over-the-top reinterpretations of Peanuts’ Mainstays, like Lucy, who brainwashed Charlie into kicking the soccer ball, or The Great Pumpkin, a demonic monster. After that, Weapon Brown and Snoop battled twisted versions of comic book icons like the evil C4LV1N and his bloodthirsty robotic tiger.

8th Loveless was an elongated version of High Plains Drifter

Generally speaking, loveless was a collage of just about every spaghetti western convention and trope out there. That being said, the Western that owes most credit for Vertigo Comics’ dark cowboy tale was the movie plateau drifter. Both follow a mysterious stranger who “saved” a thankless city with a dark secret.

At first, loveless went for a wide western tribute. But after the town of Blackwater hired an outlaw to kill Wes Cutter, Wes became a ghost, and his wife Ruth burned Blackwater in revenge, just as The Stranger did plateau drifterthat became clear loveless was an extended remake of Clint Eastwood’s film, but with additional subplots.

7 Star Wars: Empire: To the Last Man was Zulu, but in space

War of stars’ The secret is that its entire world pays homage to stories that inspired its creators. The same was true for the Expanded Universe (or Star Wars Legends), especially the Zulu make new, To the last man. Both stories followed a newly commissioned officer commanding a hopelessly outnumbered Imperial outpost that is under siege by the natives.

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It is no exaggeration to say so To the last man was easy Zulu, but with blasters and stormtroopers. Everything from the tense dynamic of the officers to the Imperials earning the respect of their enemies was removed from the 1964 film. To be fair, Dark Horse Comics made no secret of this tribute, and they reportedly got the idea from a forum user.

6 Avengers Arena pays homage to battle royale and other death games

in the Avengers Arena16 teenage heroes find themselves on a deserted island nicknamed “Murderworld” by the villain Arcade. Here the heroes had to fight to the death until only one was left. If more than one hero was still alive at the end of the 30-day period, Arcade would just kill them all.

Most people will identify Battle Royale how Avengers Arena primary inspiration came from the covers of the event alone, and author Dennis Hopeless was happy to admit that. Avengers Arena meanwhile had the green light The hunger Games’Prime, and Hopeless wanted to spin the game of death in his own way by going back to where it all started.

5 Excellent combination of Shazam’s Comics & The Movie Big

Superior is an obvious declaration of love to Superman, but in terms of plot and characters, it owes a lot to Shazam and Big. Just like Shazam in DC’s comics, Superior was really a little boy named Simon Pooni who was granted an amazing wish. Secondly, Simon learned to use his powers (read: adulthood) the same way Josh Baskin did Big.

After some hilarious banter not unlike Josh’s, Simon faced the toughest challenges of his adult form and realized that being a kid wasn’t so bad after all. Surviving Superior’s final fight, Simon happily returned to his true age. As if to come full circle, the DCEU film Shazam! is practically an adaptation of Superior.

4 Spider-Man: Reign was the Guilty Pleasure bootleg from The Dark Knight Returns

That goes without saying The dark knight returns is one of the most influential comics of all time. In addition to codifying the dark age of comics, The dark knight returns spawned countless clones and spiritual successors, such as Old man Logan and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin. Leave it to Spider-Man to give all heroes The dark knight returns his worst tribute.

Spider-Man: Domination is legendary bad, but what made it incredibly bad was how Batman lazily replaced it with Spider-Man. Govern had none of it The dark knight returns’ sharp commentary, and his character study of an aged superhero was hasty, to say the least. Where Batman’s bitterness, poignancy and eventual comeback were deserved, in the case of Spider-Man they felt compelled.

3 The Boys is a more offbeat and less clever riff on Marshal Law

The young is the most popular superhero satire of the moment, but it wasn’t the first satire of its kind. The comics’ premise was borrowed from an edgy group of super-powered law enforcers overseeing thinly veiled parodies of DC and Marvel heroes Marshal’s Lawonly The young took itself too seriously in a way Marshal’s Law Not.

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Marshal’s Law also critiqued conservative politics and hypocrisy through the lens of the superhero trends of its day, but it saved its most scathing attacks for its overly macho anti-hero of the same name. The young did the same, but it was written in such a way that its titular anti-heroes stood above criticism despite being just as monstrous or worse than the Supes.

2 Diesel was JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders’ One-Shot American Remake

In the ’90s, anime and manga were still niche interests, making it easier for certain creators to plagiarize ideas from Japanese pop culture and get away with it. Antarctic Press’ diesel was one of the most blatant offenders, but it only happened because the publishers couldn’t legally acquire the rights to localize the manga JoJo’s bizarre adventure.

Shortly, diesel was an Americanized summary of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders,specifically N’Doul’s ambush. Tom Diesel was the titular character, and he and his fellow Stand users teamed up to battle the evil, Dio-looking Mr. Botha. diesel was not renewed after one issue, and it is only remembered today that it was barely legal JoJo tee.

1 Incarnate was discontinued for plagiarizing Bleach & More

On the surface, Embody was harmlessly indistinguishable from the myriad of offbeat supernatural comics that dominated the ’90s and 2000s. Embody followed the night-immortal Mot, a revenant who wants to die but is forced to fight other revenants. Closer look, Embody was a shameless rip off bleaching and many other sources.

The Revenants were literally English-speaking versions of the Shinigami in name and origin, and their fights were tracked bleach Pages. Worse, incarnated Creator, Nick Simmons, lifted the character designs from anything that caught his eye, such as Hellsing and the art of some Deviantart users. Embody was stopped after three issues due to controversy.

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