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USAgentfan

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Jack Watkins

Subj: Re: Is it OK that marvel now publish 2 DC titles? (JLA, SUPERMAN, BATMAN)
Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 at 08:09:37 pm EDT (Viewed 116 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Is it OK that marvel now publish 2 DC titles? (JLA, SUPERMAN, BATMAN)
Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 at 01:23:31 pm EDT (Viewed 13 times)

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I always thought the Shadow was the big inspiration for Batman, his first story is exactly the same as an old Shadow pulp.

I've personally always rejected the idea of Superman as Moses. Moses became the hero of the Jews not the Egyptians. So it would have to be Moses in reverse. I remember reading in Gerard Jones book about the Golden Age that Doc Samson was a big influence for Siegel and that the powers idea came from not Samson, but rather Hugo Danner from the book Gladiator.

Just an interesting tidbit of history and theory.

Pretty much every character at either of the big two publishers has been influenced by a character from the other, but that isn't a moral issue so long as those similarities remain superficial as is the case.

Alternatively we can look at it this way - If Rob Liefeld can admit that 'Wade Wilson' Deadpool was a straight rip-off of DC's 'Slade Wilson' Deathstrike and get away with it, then all bets are off for anyone else!