Friday, July 23, 2004

Captain (whatever)

From another blog: So I decided to do a little research on country specific Captain America knockoffs, and as it turns out, ninety percent of them are from Canada.

Truly hilarious, definitely worth checking out.

2 comments:

Fritz said...

One should do a meta-human to population measurement: are Canadians more likely to be superheros?

Christian Johnson said...

To be fair, I don't think the Guardian counts as a Captain America rip off. He has Iron Man like powers and the mere fact that he is a patriotic hero doesn't count. If that did, then Cap himself is a knockoff. There are plethora, solely American, patriotic heroes. To name a few, Liberty Belle, Star Spangled Kid (and Stripesy), Uncle Sam. Each is unique enough that the only similarity is the patriotism.

Now, Union Jack is most definitely a Cap ref as is Cap Canuck. Captain Britain embodies the spirit of England and has no powers away from the isle.

I think the key think in a "copy" is that the theme and origin are similar. So...How many of these are the creation of a "super soldier serum" or program.