The first thing that comes to your mind when you think about comic books is probably Marvel or DC comics. There are many great comic book publishers, but these two are simply the best of the best. Both are insanely popular, especially in the last couple of years when many great comics were transformed into action blockbusters that earned a ton of cash around the world. Many fans around the globe love both publishers but usually people are leaning towards the one or the other. From the dawn of time, one question remains unanswered: which came first, the chicken or the egg? In this case, the chicken can be Marvel and the egg can be DC comics. If you consider that DC is several years older than Marvel, it is entirely possible that Marvel borrowed a few ideas for its characters. We love both of them, but you can't deny the facts. There are way more than ten characters that Marvel stole from DC, but I will list only the most important and famous ones. Don't get me wrong; there are some superheroes that DC copied from Marvel, but that is a subject for another comparison. I wrote this list randomly and tried to be as objective as possible because we are fans of both publishers equally.
Prepare for some serious mind-boggling facts!
10 Green Arrow / Hawkeye
9 Brainiac / Ultron
8 Deathstroke / Deadpool
7 Solomon Grundy / The Hulk
6 The Flash / Quicksilver
5 Darkseid / Thanos
They are both omnipotent alien demi-gods with large bodies and purple skin, but one of them was a clear inspiration to other. The artist Jim Starlin, who created Thanos, openly admitted that he was heavily influenced by DC's Darkseid character when creating his masterpiece. Both supervillains have nearly unlimited strength, speed, stamina, invulnerability, incredible intellect and are masters in the arts of war. They are of the strongest beings in their universes, and they are giving headaches to superheroes of both Marvel and DC. Darkseid was created in 1970, and Thanos arrived three years later in 1973.
4 The Atom / The Ant-man
You can't see them; you can't hear them, and BAM… you're knocked out! It is how you can describe these characters in a funny but accurate way. Both Atom and the Ant-man share the same abilities, like size-shifting while maintaining the level of strength or even increase it. Both are geniuses in their respective way and have to wear a particular suit built especially for size changing.
Who stole from whom?
3 Clayface / Sandman
2 Catwoman / Black Cat
1 Batman / Iron Man
You probably think that these characters are light years apart and have nothing in common. In one way you are right, and that is their physical appearance because they are total opposites in this regard.
On the other hand, they are incredibly similar in more ways than one.
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