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Characters inspired by the Superman archetype: Omni-Man, Sentry, Superior, Samaritan, Majestic, Supreme, Icon, Captain Marvel, Hyperion, Gladiator, and Apollo.
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:iconaltlock:
AltLOCK Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
If you did*
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:iconaltlock:
AltLOCK Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
If your do Samaritan you def forgot The Blue Marvel
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:iconolybear:
olybear Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Thanks for the suggestions, guys! I was only able to fit a few, hence this lineup.
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:iconxemta1027:
Xemta1027 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And then there's blue marvel...
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:iconolybear:
olybear Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Yup!
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:iconpytko3:
pytko3 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
What about Miracle Man?:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconolybear:
olybear Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
He'll be included if I do a Captain Marvel-types group. :)
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:iconpytko3:
pytko3 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
And the Plutonian?:) (Smile) 
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:iconolybear:
olybear Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
I don't know who that is, but will check.
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:iconziggyman:
Ziggyman Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very complete. A nice effort, excellent. Sadly, is still incomplete. You left out the High [link] , from Stormwatch (1st vol) series. Don't worry, is understandable: there is so much Superman wannabes...
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:iconolybear:
olybear Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Thanks!
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darkangelomega Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done I like the fact you remembered Samaritan, Icon and Gladiator.
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:iconolybear:
olybear Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Thanks! Yup, they needed to be there.
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:icondarkangelomega:
darkangelomega Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it, I'm glad to see it. They get over looked far too often even by their parent companies.
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Kaitoraikan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Ehm, maybe I'm going to say something stupid, but, wasn't Captain Marvel created before Superman ?
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:iconolybear:
olybear Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Superman was created before him; Captain Marvel was a copy of Superman. :)
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:iconkaitoraikan:
Kaitoraikan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Mmmh... question : to you, from where does a character become a copy of another ?
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:iconolybear:
olybear Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
I think it depends on whether the character was created as an homage (or parody). If the creator/s acknowledge it, or if it's an obvious tribute, then I guess that's cool. And readers will easily know which is which, I suppose. :)
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:iconolybear:
olybear Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
...but I think the important thing is there has to be something unique about the "copy." So it won't be accused of just being a blatant rip-off.
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:iconkaitoraikan:
Kaitoraikan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Wise words, my friend :) I like it.
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty cool collection.
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:iconolybear:
olybear Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconjose-ramiro:
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YW
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altraferne Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
He's a little obscure, but you might also add The High: [link]
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:iconthorrsday:
ThorrsDay Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
That's the problem with something like this. As soon as you finish it and post it, you find and hear about all these others that would fit in great.
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:iconolybear:
olybear Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Oh, thanks, will check that out. :)
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:iconcomickook:
Comickook Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Awesome job on the artwork. :-D
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:iconolybear:
olybear Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Thanks! :)
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:iconcomickook:
Comickook Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
You're welcome.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Awesome work
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:iconolybear:
olybear Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Thanks, MightyMorphin!
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Scoundrel42 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
What? No Statesman?
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:iconolybear:
olybear Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Sorry, dunno who that is. But will check.
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:iconacenriquez:
acenriquez Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
where's Bathala? hehehe!
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:iconolybear:
olybear Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Oh, must read that. :)
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TEhopefulcomicartist Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
awesome! My only thought is that Capt. Marvel doesn't really go in there, hes more magic, and turns into a kid. but I see where your coming from!
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olybear Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Thanks! Capt. Marvel was originally owned by another publisher, Fawcett. He was created because Superman was really popular back in the 1940s. Btw, Superior (top right corner) is also a kid like CM, but his strength level and the origin of the original character in the series are Superman-esque. :)

(I rewrote this response for clarity.)
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TEhopefulcomicartist Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
yeah, i knew about Caps history,but i guess he does follow a similar template to superman like a lot of heroes back then.
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Diakron79 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
You also forgot to add Captain America to the roster. He counts as a Superman.
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:iconolybear:
olybear Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
In a way, he is, but I wanted a group that had "homage" characters, similar in power class or origins. Captain America and Supes similarly have the "boy scout" personality and patriotism, but Cap is his own archetype; he's a "peak" human a la Batman, but he has his own category. :)

Thanks for the comment!
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Diakron79 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
I see where you're coming from about the archetype except 2 things: 1) Cap isn't a darkish, pessimistic night watchman, and 2) he was blessed with superpowers from some experimental serum. Batman does not, for he was trained by some ninjas. Keep in mind that Cap was made in the 40s after Superman was made in the 30s so he kind of counts as a superman. He wasn't called a "Super Soldier" for nothing.

Just something to think about. :)
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olybear Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Cap isn't dark and brooding like Batman, yes, I meant that they're both the "ultimate" human heroes in comic books. The Super-Soldier Serum didn't give Steve superhuman powers; it boosted his weakened body to that of a near-perfect human male. Like Batman, he had to be trained to become an excellent combatant. Cap would suit a group with similar inclinations and physical similarities, such as DC's General Glory, Agent Liberty and maybe the Guardian.

Still, to each his own; I suppose we have our respective rules for categorizing. Thanks for commenting! :)
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olybear Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Edit: Cap would suit a group with CHARACTERS HAVING similar inclinations and physical similarities, such as DC's General Glory, Agent Liberty, and maybe the Guardian.

Sorry, needed to add those (capitalized) words. :)
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jactinglim Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
great assembly!
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:iconolybear:
olybear Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconbudjette:
Budjette Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Writer
maybe you can still add Captain Barbell! hahah
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:iconolybear:
olybear Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Interesting idea, maybe in the Captain Marvel archetype drawing. :)
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Budjette Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Writer
hahaha! nice!
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