The Most Shameless Marvel/DC Counterparts & Analogs

List Rules
Vote up the DC and Marvel characters who are most similar.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? So, it's not a surprise when there are two main titans in the comic book industry that there be some... similarities.

Be it a broad generalization (team of gifted misfits fighting for those that hate them... Doom Patrol/X-Men) or... really specific, like cat burglars who don black spandex suits and team-up and occasionally sleep with their sometimes rival while walking the line between right and wrong (Catwoman/Black Cat).

Marvel and DC have even acknowledged these... coincidences at times, like the Amalgam universe where they met their alternate universe counterpart. We've decided to highlight just how bad it can get at times, these are the most shameless Marvel and DC analogs. 


  • 1
    9,174 VOTES

    Catwoman and Black Cat

    Catwoman and Black Cat
    Photo: Terry Dodson/Marvel Comics/DC Comics / Pinterest / Fair Use

    Similarities: Black latex clad cat-thieves who commonly gets romantically involved with their sometimes enemy/sometimes ally.

    Catwoman first appearance: Batman #1 in Spring 1940
    Black Cat first appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #194 in July 1979

  • 2
    7,850 VOTES

    Aquaman and Namor

    Aquaman and Namor
    Photo: DC Comics/Marvel Comics / Pinterest / Fair Use

    Similarities: Arrogant, brash, not well liked, undersea titans who rule their own kingdom with smarm and charm.

    Aquaman first appearance: More Fun Comics #73 in November 1941
    Namor first appearance: Motion Picture Funnies Weekly in April 1939

  • 3
    6,739 VOTES

    Elongating Man and Mister Fantastic

    Elongating Man and Mister Fantastic
    Photo: DC Comics/Marvel Comics / Pinterest / Fair Use

    Similarities: Stretchy, elastic-y super geniuses.

    Elongating Man first appearance: The Flash #112 in May 1960
    Mr. Fantastic first appearance: The Fantastic Four #1 in November 1961

  • 4
    7,446 VOTES

    Darkseid and Thanos

    Darkseid and Thanos
    Photo: DC Comics/Marvel Comics / Pinterest / Fair use

    Similarities: Giant, all powerful, brutish destroyer of entire worlds and galaxies.

    Darkseid first appearance: Forever People #1 in February 1971
    Thanos first appearance: Iron Man #55 in February 1973