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« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2005, 09:49:14 PM »

Quote from: "Super Monkey"
heck, even Spiderman!


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« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2005, 10:57:14 PM »

Superman and Spider-Man have a lot in common...alliteration, red and blue, newspapers...

But Spider-Man is more of a Jimmy Olsen clone, IMO, except with permanent powers.
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« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2005, 11:11:25 PM »

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Superman and Spider-Man have a lot in common...alliteration, red and blue, newspapers...

But Spider-Man is more of a Jimmy Olsen clone, IMO, except with permanent powers.


But, Jimmy's comics were better Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2005, 12:10:50 AM »

Arguably, any super-powered hero is a clone of Superman but finding extremely similar knock-offs and tributes is harder.  There were several Canadian supers during the 1940s that emulated all or part of the Superman idea (ie, super-strength, costume, secret identity) like Commander Steele, Nelvana, etc.  Has anyone mentioned Marvel Man/Miracleman from the UK yet?

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First Appearance: Super Shamou (Inuit Broadcasting Corporation, 1980s)

Powers/Abilities: Flight. Other powers unknown

History: Super Shamou is an Inuk (Eskimo) super hero. He protects the wilderness of Canada, looking out for unwary travellers who fall foul of the unforgiving conditions, and children in particular. As well as rescuing such individuals, he also makes sure to teach them some realities of life in the North.

Comments: Super Shamou is the world's first Inuk (Eskimo) super hero. He was created by Barney Pattunguyak and Peter Tapatai Inuit Broadcasting Corporation. This comic was drawn by Nick Burns and the translations were done by Micah Lightstone.

http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/s/supshamo.htm
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« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2005, 05:00:30 AM »

Time to list clones of Superman's cousin-Kara.

From Japan:
Iczer-1
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« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2005, 08:16:34 AM »

Since I don't closely follow Marvel Comics, it wasn't until recently that I learned Ms. Marvel's civilain identity was Carol DANVERS.  Gee, I wonder if she has any relationship to Linda Danver's adoptive parents?   :wink:

And in Brian Michael Bendis' "Powers" series, the late Retro Girl was symbolically a parallel Supergirl, especially in her (carefully-maintained)public image and the outpouring of grief after her murder.
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« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2005, 03:20:22 PM »

Quote from: "ShinDangaioh"
Time to list clones of Superman's cousin-Kara.

From Japan:
Iczer-1
Moldiver
Hyperdolls
Maris the Chojo


I think these are really stretching it. Maris is super-strong, and the similarities pretty much end there. Iczer-1, if I remember right, was artificial life (which makes her more similar to the post-Byrne Matrix Supergirl) and used a sword. She had maybe a couple of the same powers as Supergirl classic, but again, that's as far as the similarity goes.

I haven't read/seen Moldiver nor Hyperdolls, so I can't comment on those.
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