20 Image Characters That Are Straight Up Marvel Rip-Offs

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We all love comic books and the superheroes. In fact, it won’t be wrong to say that superheroes are not just a mode of entertainment for us, but, role models and people that we wish to be. Superheroes have the capability to solve every problem whether it be getting your cat down from a tree or protecting the world from invading alien armies. Right from our early years, we have been faithfully following various animations, comic book stories based on our favorite superheroes. With the advent of Marvel Cinematic Universe on the big screen, a decade ago, the Marvel Comics-based characters have been dominating the superhero world on the big screen. In fact, most of us would have our favorite superheroes from either Marvel or DC. However, do you know that there are other labels which imitate the heroes from these two comic book giants?

One of the most sincere means of appreciation is ‘imitation.’ The comic artists and writers, just like the creative people in the other fields, get inspired by the iconic works which made them join the profession, to begin with. They pick up the best elements from popular heroes and villains and create their own characters with those attributes. Even imitation offers you the scope for some originality. To quote an example, Deadpool and Deathstroke are quite similar since they both are masked mercenaries who wield swords and can be hired to kill. Deadpool might have lifted some of the Deathstroke elements, but, it would be wrong to say that Deadpool is the same as Deathstroke.

When we talk of imitation, mention has to be made of Image Comics. It is a brand specializing in not just imitating, but, outrightly copying the Marvel characters. As stated above, imitation can be a way of expressing your appreciation or a compliment; it is simply lousy to copy the work done by other artists. It is really sickening to see your beloved comic book characters being copied with hardly any changes other than maybe some modification of the armor and color palette. It is always an endeavor by the publishers to benefit from the latest and the most powerful superhero, as was witnessed during the Golden Age of Comics when various Superman clones entered the strips. Once you are through this article and the images below, we are sure that you will agree to us about the fact that as far as comic books are concerned, nothing beats originality.

20. DEADLOCK / WOLVERINE

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19. WARWOLF / SABRETOOTH

18. SMASH / HULK

17. PITT / HULK + SABRETOOTH

16. ROMAN / NAMOR

15. BADROCK / THE THING

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14. CABBOT / DEADPOOL

13. BYRD / ANGEL

12. TROLL / BEAST

11. RIPCLAW / WOLVERINE + WARPATH

10. SENTINEL / IRON MAN

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9. WILDSTAR / VENOM

8. SARAH RAINMAKER / STORM

7. CYBLADE / PSYLOCKE

6. FIGHTING AMERICAN / CAPTAIN AMERICA

5. SHAFT / HAWKEYE

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4. DEATHBLOW / PUNISHER

3. BOOTLEG / MIMIC

2. DART / BULLSEYE

1. MAUL / HULK

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