Poll Suggestion: Marvel vs. DC: Battle of Originality

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No doubt, Marvel and DC are two biggest biggest comics industry in this world. They've been in the business for almost 90 years, which is naturally lead to almost endless arguments about which one is better.

Classic battle of the two, which one is more original. The truth is, Marvel has ripped of DC and DC has copies marvel as well. In some cases, they're both copying from somewhere else. But, the interesting part is that some of the copied characters even more popular than the original one, that sometimes make the argument spin into confusing mix of originality.

So, which one do you think make the most obvious sinner aka copycat?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls026101075/

PS: I made this poll long time ago Marvel or DC? based on IMDb ratings https://www.imdb.com/poll/86fnf6CWAxE/?ref_=po_ho, now a sequel with different theme? LOL 

And also, I pick the image of the original character because the unavailability of the option image.
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But DC has No Iron Man charcter among its heroes.
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There is no picture of Rocket Red, that's why i use Iron Man instead.

Also happen to Hyperion (Marvel), Sentry (Marvel), Atomic Skull (DC), Red Lion (DC)
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I Think Batman and IronMan are way too similar.
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Only as business tycoons alone, otherwise Unique
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Well yes Both are business Men who inherited a big company. Also both of their parents died and both are incredibly smart.

And we can easily call them both: genius billionaire philanthropists.
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That's an interesting poll suggestion. Might use a few tweaks, but is already quite good. 

The situation with Swamp Thing and Man-Thing is rather mysterious: both appeared the same time with a very short time between the appearances May to July: as comics are planned months before they are published it's likely to be a bizarre coincidence. Still, many people think that Swamp Thing was the earlier one while Man-Thing debuted full two months before him. 
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Yes, I also read about that. We don't know exactly happen in the company. Its become more bizarre coincidence because they share same writer too. But, Man-Thing did printed earlier with time stamp, so we can only guess that Swamp Thing is a copycat based on that time stamp. 
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Another thing that is interesting is how a lot of movies not adapted from comics have been made after the comics were made and before the movie adaptations of those comics were made, yet seem to rip off the comics, thus having the effect of causing all these late adaptations to look like mimics of older movies.
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The list is comic based, that's why I put the comic release date on the list. That's the facts. If we looking only by the movie adaptation, Marvel seem to be up the air because most of their movie were released first than DC.
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Yes, and I've noticed that adapters of Marvel Comics managed to boot the Avengers initiative before the adapters of DC (not direct current) managed to boot the Justice League program, despite how the release of a Superman cartoon series, a live-action Superman television series, a Green Hornet television series, and several Batman television series predate the release of The Incredible Hulk television series (seemingly the first of Marvel Comics to transition to screen).

By the late 1980s, they had almost synced up, with the DC protagonists to be adapted being Superman (television and cinema), Batman (television and cinema), the Green Hornet (television), Wonder Woman (television) and Supergirl (cinema), whereas the Marvel Comics characters to be adapted were the Hulk (television), Spider-Man (television) and the Punisher (cinema): five to three, unless I've left something out. Then the world got the Flash (television), Dict Tracy (cinema) and more of Batman (cinema), whereas Captain America was intended to reach the cinema quietly only popped up on premium television, worse being the case with the Fantastic Four (the first adaptation of which was only ever unofficially released). By that time, DC was leading in quantity and quality, while the 1990s cartoons were matched, until the movies Blade and X-Men came out, having outstanding production values not seen for Marvel Comics adaptations since live-action Incredible Hulk show. Meanwhile, Marvel Studios' copyrights/licenses had been divided up among longstanding studio giants by that time.

I think, however, there was Justice League cartoon show before there were any Avengers or X-Men cartoon shows, as far as comic-borne superhero groups go. Again, there is no telling what obscure materials I've not mentioned because I either forgot about them or never knew about them.

One more thing; this "versus" thing has always been a battle of the brands. A lot of the characters in both brands were never originally intended to cross over or form into groups with characters from other comic book series or comic imprint series, creating new comic book series in the process. In some cases, way back in history, some characters were even perhaps stolen by one brand from the other. Along those lines, both brands share a Captain Marvel. Weird. It would be kind of neat to see the combined cinema content of the two enterprises (or more), say, thirty years from now. But what would it be called? There would be a big fuss as to whether the Avengers should "join" the Justice League or vice versa. Notice how the first movie to feature the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy coming together is branded an Avengers movie instead of a Guardians of the Galaxy movie, tough? Counter-intuitive, aye? So, that's a potential clue.
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And both have a female character with the last name Danvers.

Carol Danvers is Captain Marvel or miss Marvel and SuperGirl is Kara Danvers.
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Jeorj Euler, I couldn't agree more...