Marvel and DC are the only biggest comic book forces which have been keeping the comic books alive from decades. In this journey, both of them have ripped each other off in terms of stories and characters. Each of them has pre and post-dated equivalent characters like Deadpool and Deathstroke, Green Arrow and Hawkeye and the list goes on. Since both of them are New York-based companies, they have absorbed each other at various points. So, we bring you five times Marvel and DC ripped off each other in their stories.
1. DC’s Millenium(1998) and Marvel’s Secret Invasion (2008)
This 1998’s crossover story is a self-titled eight-issue series which focuses on an alien invasion, where they successfully plant imposters with the help of their technology. And the group is Manhunters, which was supposed to be dead, according to Justice League. And it turned out that several characters were imposters.
Marvel’s Secret Invasion released in 2008 by Marvel is a similar issue where Skulls, a shapeshifting alien force, which invades Earth. It then focuses on the aftermath of the war between Kree and Skrull. A group called Illuminati, consisting of Professor Charles Xavier, Mister Fantastic, Namor, Iron Man, Black Bolt, and Doctor Strange, faces the Skrulls.
2. Marvel’s Civil War(2006-07) and DC’s Kingdom Come(1996)
Written by Mark Millar and illustrated by Steve McNiven, Civil War is one of the famous comic book storylines by Marvel which follows the crossover of Avengers Disassembled, Decimation and House of M. Created by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, Kingdom Come is a four-book comic book series, which deals with a conflict between traditional superheroes.