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So, I'm more of a comic book movie fan, but I am no doubt a massive comic book fan. So the majority of the material will be reviews will be
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Green Arrow and Hawkeye.

So, we've got The Green Arrow on the left, real name Oliver Queen who was created by Morton Weisinger and designed by George Papp and first appeared in More Fun Comics #73 in November of 1941. Then on the right we have Hawkeye, real name Clint Barton who was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Don Heck and actually first appeared as a villain in Tales of Suspense #57 in September of 1964. (He later joined the Avengers in Avengers #16 in May of 1965). Green Arrow predates Hawkeye by about 23 years. They are both the archers of their individual respective universes.

Shout out to ismahawk for this video!

The Flash and Quicksilver

On the left we have The Flash whose real name is Barry Allen (there have been other Flash's and also different people who have possessed the Speed Force such as Wally West and Jay Garrick for example). The first Flash was created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert, the original Flash (being Barry Allen) first appeared in Flash Comics #1 in January of 1940. On the right we have Quicksilver whose real name is Pietro (/Peter) Maximoff who first appeared in X-Men #4 in March of 1964 by created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Once again, DC's Flash predates MARVEL's Quicksilver by an approximate 24 years.

Another shout out to ismahawk for this video!

Both Quicksilvers' were amazing!
Both Quicksilvers' were amazing!

Deadpool here on the left, whose real name is Wade (Winston) Wilson was first created in February of 1991, created by artist and writer Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza and first appearing in The New Mutants #98. On the right we have Deathstoke whose real Name is Slade (Joseph) Wilson and was first created in 1980, created by writer Marv Wolfman and George Perez , the character first appeared in The New Teen Titans (vol. 1) #2.

Now Deadpool is a literal rip off of Deathstroke, like everyone knows that. Slade Wilson, Wade Wilson, something to do with the writer, I can't actually remember, help me out in the comments if you know. For the sake of it, Deathstroke does predate Deadpool by 11 years, but I find Deadpool a lot funnier, and his film was fully epic!!

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Jarrett Trudeau!

Darkseid on the left here: was first created by writer/artist Jack Kirby and first appears in Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 which dates back to November of 1970. On the right, Thanos who first appeared in Iron Man #55 in Februrary of 1973 and was created by writer/artist Jim Starlin. So indeed, Darkseid predates Thanos by around 2½ to 3 years.

Darkseid is the ruler of Apokolips, not as if its people have much of a choice on the matter seeing as though Darkseid is a tyrant (cruel and oppressive ruler). He is also determined to conquer the universe and eliminating all sense of free will. Darkseid is up there as being of the most powerful beings in the DC Universe who also happens to be a major enemy of the Justice League.

Thanos has similar end goals as Darkseid in terms of conquering the universe, however his reason being to impress his true love, Death (that's a girl, if you didn't know). He is often referred to as The Mad Titan, as he is of the planet Titan. As it is, they have a similar power set, but with the aid of the infinity stones, it makes Thanos a very formidable opponent.

(Stones) = Space, Power, Reality and Mind.
(Stones) = Space, Power, Reality and Mind.

Four out of six have already appeared in the MCU as it is, but in terms of the comics:

these all fit into his nifty little glove called The Infinity Gauntlet.

I HAVE BUT ONE ISSUE! And it is this:

We know the first two by now, but the last three? Well;

Apocalypse, AKA En Sabah Nur (getting his own film soon, boom!). He's an immortal mutant and the first of them all and causes the X-Men a lot of hassle. Created by writer Louise Simonson and artist Jackson Guice, Apocalypse first appeared in X-Factor #5 in May of 1986. So yeah, Darkseid was celebrating his sweet 16th by the time Apocalypse was being introduced. but honestly, his trailer will tell you everything (else) you need to know:

And then the guy just before last, Tyrant, another powerful supervillain from the MarvelUniverse, and is an enemy of Galactus, (Big guy dressed in purple) It has been stated that if Galactus is a god then Tyrant would be his devil. In many ways, that is how the two characters related to one another. Tyrant is capable of absorbing and channeling tremendous amounts of cosmic energy for personal use, such as superhuman strength and energy projection. He can also control and manipulate technology and is highly durable and effectively immortal.

Just as a side note, isn't Kang the Conqueror, real name Nathaniel Richards and created by Stan Lee Jack Kirby also known for being, well, a conqueror? His character was created in September of 1964 in Avengers #8.

His fictional biography states that he is a scholar born in the 30th century, who becomes fascinated with history and discovers the time travel technology created by Victor von Doom (Doctor Doom). Richards then travels back in time to ancient Egypt c. 2950 B.C., aboard a Sphinx-shaped timeship, to become the Pharaoh Rama-Tut (his first appearance as Rama-Tut was in Fantastic Four #19 in October of 1963), with intentions of claiming En Sabah Nur—the mutant destined to become Apocalypse—as his heir.

So in simpler terms, he pretended to be the great great great... grandson of Apocalypse, and so i guess you could say that his first intention was to conquer time?

So... Who is Darkseid's counterpart exactly? Because I have no clue.

So this is for the MARVEL / DC counterparts that I feel closely resemble each other, or just remind me of each other.

So yeah, on the left we have Thor, real name Thor Odinson. He was created by editor-plotter Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, and penciller-plotter Jack Kirby and first appeared in Journey into Mystery #83 in August of 1962. Superman on the right whose real name is Kal-el or Clark Kent. He was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster and first appeared in Action Comics #1 in June of 1938. As much as Superman predates MARVEL comic's Thor by about 24 years, this isn't so much of a comparison anyway, plus the fact that Thor is a Norse God that goes all the way back through the ages.

Now the reason I compare these two is because they are both referred to as Gods, can each fly, possess supreme strength, stand for peace and justice while looking over the Earth, and both don the red capes.

Video by GSR - not sure I like it as much, but shout out to them nevertheless!

Who I'm rooting for this year!!
Who I'm rooting for this year!!

Their biggest super power is money. That's it. Done...

But this wasn't as easy to come to as the others... so Batman on the left, alter ego of Bruce Wayne was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. Had both parents killed when he was a boy and may his way up the ladder to becoming the World's Greatest Detective and the Dark Knight. He first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May of 1939. Iron man however, real name being Anthony (Tony) Stark and was created by Stan Lee, developed by scripter Larry Lieber, and designed by artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby and made his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #39 in March of 1963.

Now the difficulty in coming to this conclusion is this: Iron man also reminds me of Cyborg, the character created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez and first appearing in DC Comics Presents #26 in October of 1980. And why? Well, only because both had to literally build or be built into part man, part bot in order to survive and have since adapted their body armors to better suit their needs, better 'suit', get it?

And Also, Batman does kind of remind me of MARVEL's Moon Knight. I mean the Dark Knight and Moon Knight both crusade in the middle of the night, throw custom shurikens.

Crescent Darts and Batarangs.
Crescent Darts and Batarangs.

Moon Knight, real name - Marc Spector, was created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, and first appeared in Werewolf by Night #32 in August of 1975.

The similarities pretty much end there and I still believe that Iron Man and Batman hold the most similarities.

So here we have The Vision, real name Vision, and then also Martian Manhunter real name J'onn J'onzz. The first Vision was an alien (much like manhunter) and was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. He first appeared in Marvel Mystery Comics #13 in November of 1940. The second Vision is an android and a member of the Avengers that first appeared in The Avengers #57 in October of 1968 by Roy Thomas, Stan Lee and John Buscema and may I point out that that is the most popular of the two. Martian Manhunter however was created by writer Joseph Samachson and designed by artist Joe Certa, and first appeared in Detective Comics #225 "The Manhunter From Mars" in November of 1955.

Their similarities are limited apart from appearance and their ability to shift their density and become lighter than air, allowing them to shift through objects or allow objects shifts through them. I know for a fact that The Vision can increase his density to weigh literally tons, but i must admit, I don't know if the Martian Manhunter has displayed the ability to do so as well but what I do however know is that he has complete control over his own molecular structure, so it would seem perfectly possible. Martian Manhunter's control over his molecular structure even gives him the ability to shape shift, so technically even his clothes are a part of his skin; which we saw The Vision had the ability to do so in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, when he first grew his outfit, and then his cape.

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