Marvel and DC both are very big and esteemed superhero comic and movie producing entertainment companies. Both have their tons of superheroes and characters, out of which some of the characters or superheroes from both are pretty similar, hence it has to be someone who has copied from the other. So here are top 5 Superheroes that have been copied by DC comics from Marvel comics.
5) Bumblebee - The Wasp
We could easily just say the wasp came first and compared bees to wasps but there's a little more below the surface. Karen Beecher Duncan possesses the same kinds of powers as Janet Nadia Van Dyne like our favorite wasp, bubble bee can fly shrink herself and use electrical powers despite debuting in 1976 ,13 years after the wasp we put bumblebee solo on the list because of how her character has managed to be a more unique over the years yet she follows the same concept as wasp but that doesn't detract from her interesting story nor does it keep her from being labeled as a ripoff unfortunately.
4) Swamp Thing - Man Thing
In 1971 DC debuted a hero or maybe an anti-hero called Swamp Thing, a scientist is caught in a chemical blast whose body was dumped in a nearby swamp he awakens as a creature made of vegetation and that's also the backstory for Marvel's Man Thing which debuted just a month earlier than Swamp Thing. Some of Swamp things abilities are also found in his counterpart but at least Man Thing has the power to secrete acid oh but there's a plot twist here man thing was a ripoff of another comic book character the heap from Hillman periodicals.
3) Red lion - Black panther
This could not be any less subtle as the newest entry on our list red lion debuted in 2016 and he's black panther but red. He is the permanent leader of an African kingdom and he uses razor sharp claws in combat, yeah red lion doesn't try too hard to deviate from T'Challa in any meaningful way. Well DC we suppose it's better to make a clone 50 years later than to never make a clone at all.
2) Guardian, Commander steel and General glory - Captain America
Much like Marvel's numerous attempts at making their own Superman DC has tried many times to make their own Captain America. Commander steel premiered in 1978 with a patriotic color scheme to match Steve Rogers, his series only ran for five issues then there's general glory whose patriotic values are often used to parody the captain. Lastly we have guardian who premiered a year after cap and wields a gold shield.
1) Aquaman - Namor the sub-mariner
Namor the Submariner often referred to as Marvel's first mutant made his debut in 1939 as a half human and half Atlantean. he possesses numerous aquatic abilities including communicating telepathically with animals sounds like a certain king of Atlantis however Aquaman is the real copycat here, debuting in 1941 just two years after Namor. As most of us know he can communicate with underwater animals and wields many aquatic abilities but Aquaman ended up becoming the most famous.