Test Your Comic Book Knowledge: Which Strangely Similar DC/Marvel Character Came First?
Over the years, DC and Marvel have each brought an array of memorable characters to the pages of comic books. Whether you’re a fan of one property or another, the adventures readers experience when picking up one of the books from either publisher is second-to-none. With compelling storylines and a roster of heroes and villains you can really get behind, DC and Marvel have truly mastered the comic book realm.
That’s not to say that all of their ideas have been completely unique. In fact, there’s a startling amount of crossover when it comes to the characters involved in DC and Marvel stories. Now, we’d never accuse one company or the other of blatantly ripping off one character for their own gain, but there’s certainly been some inspiration going on. Do you think you have what it takes to separate the old from the new? The original from the inspired? Only the most hardcore comic book fans will be able to succeed in doing so, as we take a look at some of the strangely similar characters that exist within the DC and Marvel universes…