When the ripoff is better than its source

Mason Turner
Mason Turner

When the ripoff is better than its source

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Gabriel Morris
Gabriel Morris

Thanos is a ripoff of Darkseid. You can't deny it.

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Mason Rivera
Mason Rivera

You mean like this?

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Jaxson Gutierrez
Jaxson Gutierrez

Did someone kick him in the dick or something?

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John Young
John Young

implying Thanos is better than Darkseid

Michael Cooper
Michael Cooper

DC tried to sue Fawcett Comics because their boy Billy Batson was kicking Superman's ass in the sales department, and rightfully so

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Liam Sullivan
Liam Sullivan

Thanos
not completely useless without his gauntlet
better than God

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Zachary Martin
Zachary Martin

Didn't he get more character development than Darkseid?

John Cook
John Cook

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Eli Moore
Eli Moore

<thanos
reeeeeee i need muh glove
loses glove
reeeeeee i need muh glove
*teleports behind you and executes 2 year crossover of every title finding a stone somehow and not working out thanos is up to something*

<darkseid
long and complex feud with the new gods
deep hatred of superman and constantly just wants to fuck with him instead of conquering the world
uses all kinds of fancy weapons to go about his plan, including but not limited to magical gauntlets

Adam Parker
Adam Parker

It's hard to equate Captain Marvel as a ripoff since the book came up most of the tropes associated with superhero comics.

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Henry Russell
Henry Russell

Darkseid, like most Jack Kirby characters, suffered when separated from his creator.

In THE NEW GODS, Darkseid was a paper-tiger. He was feared above all others, but without that fear he was nothing. His "honor" was merely a pretense and was routinely dropped for his underhanded and cowardly schemes. He avoided direct confrontation and preferred to work in the shadows. Darkseid was completely without scruples. A butcher that pretended to be a god.

This was in stark contrast to his son, Orion, a brave and noble warrior. Fearless and savage in battle, yet loyal to codes of honor and willing to lay down his life for his friends. Orion was in many ways the man Darkseid wished he was, so for Orion Darkseid had nothing but hatred, and fear.

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Liam Hill
Liam Hill

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Jaxson Scott
Jaxson Scott

Rorschach
better than DCAU Question

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Jayden Phillips
Jayden Phillips

DCAU Question isn't the source of Rorschach nor is spic dyke Question, urban shaman Question, or zen Question. Ditko's Question is the only incarnation of the Question that predates Rorschach, unless you want to go back further and point out that he was really recycling his earlier character, Mr. A, when he made the Question.

Nathan Jenkins
Nathan Jenkins

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Carson Bell
Carson Bell

and point out that he was really recycling his earlier character, Mr. A

Mr. A came after The Question.

You can tell because Mr. A is the "answer" to The Question.

Dominic Sanders
Dominic Sanders

Shit joke tbh.
Anyways, Mr A was first published in Jan '67 and The Question was first published in Jun 67, so 5 months apart.

Nathaniel Garcia
Nathaniel Garcia

Meme comic from a meme author. Kill yourself OP.

Alexander Long
Alexander Long

Nobody's noticed that Miracleman's direct "source" was not Superman, or Captain Marvel, but Marvelman, a very cheesy ripoff / unofficial "continuation" of Captain Marvel created by Mick Anglo after he lost the rights to reprint the actual Captain Marvel (due to complications over the lawsuit by DC).
Of course, the original Marvelman is good clean fun and not grim and gritty, and is therefore superior.
The original Marvelman was also set in America, not England. Great research there, Moore.

Julian Powell
Julian Powell

Maybe we should have a storytime of classic 70's Thanos, before he got the gauntlet.

Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller

He is Marvelman you idiot. They only changed it to Miracleman because Marvel were breathing down their necks threatening to sue
The original Marvelman was also set in America, not England. Great research there, Moore.
The whole point is that the original Marvelman adventures were simulations that didn't actually happen. You'd know that if you actually read it.

Christian Carter
Christian Carter

DCAU Question isn't the source of Rorschach
DCAU Question is nevertheless superior. Of course you could argue that it's an instance recursive adaptation. In other words DCAU Question ripped off Rorschach which ripped Ditko's Question (and Mr A)

Christian Bailey
Christian Bailey

Who are these rip-offs of?

Sebastian Taylor
Sebastian Taylor

Swamp Thing you could argue is a rip-off of Man-Thing or you could reach back earlier and say they're both rip-offs of the Heap.

Don't know who he might be referring to for Daredevil and Elektra.

Grayson Martinez
Grayson Martinez

Never knew about the Heap.

Oliver Turner
Oliver Turner

Swamp Thing was a rip-off of Man-Thing
Daredevil was a rip-off of Spider-Man, according to Frank Miller at least. He called him 'The poor man's Spider-Man'
Elektra is a blatant rip-off of Sand Saref, The Spirit's girlfriend turned villain

Lucas Wilson
Lucas Wilson

Daredevil a rip off of Spiderman
That's the first time I've ever heard of that.

Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown

Miller talked about it a bit here.

Evan Wood
Evan Wood

Wow that was really insightful.

Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson

I'd say Daredevil is more of a ripoff of Black Bat, a pulp character from the 30's. He was a D.A. that was blinded by acid then decided to go fight crime.

Zachary Mitchell
Zachary Mitchell

Though I guess as far as the way he fights crime, Daredevil is closer to Spider-Man.

Caleb King
Caleb King

Well of course. Starlin basically admitted to aping Jack Kirby.

Posting from phone so dont have image, but add The Authority to the list. They were so much better than the Justice League, DC used editorial interference to kill the book at its white hot peak.

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