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Little Friends-Superman and Gladiator and Hyperion by darrenrawlings Little Friends-Superman and Gladiator and Hyperion by darrenrawlings
Originally, I was just going to have Supes and Gladiator, (Sentry was also an option, but I thought Gladiator had more in common), but then someone wonderfully pointed out this character named Hyperion! I had never heard of this character before, but I'm glad someone mentioned him! He's like that guy that shows up uninvited, but no one really knows who they are or why they're there.
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:icongunmaster64:
Gunmaster64 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sentry is a better option for me...
BTW,i still liked it,keep up withthe good job!
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darrenrawlings Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!
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LeonVIII Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
no sentry ?
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lionman0812 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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darrenrawlings Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!
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lionman0812 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yw :)
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Xemta1027 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Also apart from sentry there is one more Marvel hero that can fill this spot. His name is Blue Marvel, and I swear this dude is one the most powerful hero's you will ever see.
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darrenrawlings Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Never heard of him... but I have now!  Thanks!
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Xemta1027 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no prob :)
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daedstarr Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
The Sentry is way more Marvel's Superman.
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:icondarrenrawlings:
darrenrawlings Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Agreed.
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Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Cool
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darrenrawlings Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I really like this, but I'm saddened you're not familiar with the characters.

Back when Marvel & DC were still hotblooded rivals, Roy Thomas and J. M. DeMatteis wanted to have an Avengers / Justice League cross-over, but the Powers-That-Be at Marvel and DC both said "no!" So instead, they eningeered an unofficial cross-over by each creating an homage of the other team: The Avengers were attacked by the Squadron Sinister (including Superman homage Hyperion!), an expy JLA, and the Justice League were attacked by the Assemblers, an expy Avengers.

Not long after, the Squadron Sinister supervillains were retconned to be power duplicates of a parallel Earth group of superheroes, The Squadron Supreme, and the Squadron Supreme appeared in a number of Marvel stories. Eventually, the talented Mark Gruenwald wrote the 12 issue Squadron Supreme, a wonderful mini-series which investigated what would happen if a team of godlike superheroes took over the world for the best of intentions and failed -- foiled NOT by their own corruption so much as by a naive idealism so great it lacked the capacity to imagine how nasty some human beings can be and thus how much some human beings could twist into evil the good the superheroes had performed. When Mark Gruenwald died (at the young age of 43), as one of his last requests, his cremated ashes were mixed with the ink used for the first book reprinting the entire mini-series.

J. Michael Straczynski later revised the Squadron Supreme characters into far grittier, darker variants in the Supreme Powers series, a mixed success that never quite got its feet before it was cancelled.

As for Gladiator: in Omniverse #2, Peter Gillis argued that Superman's powers made the most sense if they were psionic. John Byrne fell in love with that idea, so he took Gladiator (a one-shot homage to Superboy in an encounter between the X-Men and the Shi'ar Imperial Guard as written by Chris Claremont, all of whom were homages to the Legion of Superheroes at the time) and gave him the psionics explanation of his superpowers as a test-run for later giving the same explanation to Superman when Byrne rebooted him right after the Crisis on Infinite Earths. (The psionics explanation has since disappeared). The character had been named Gladiator in recognition of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's statement that one of the inspirations for Superman had been the Philip Wylie SF novel Gladiator.

I apologize if my fanboy is showing too much -- your art brings that out in me!
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darrenrawlings Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wow! ha ha!
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doodler1978 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, never realized how similar Gladiator's costume is to Supes untill I saw em side by side.
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Lemurion287 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Actually, Gladiator's closer to Mon-El than Superman...
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darrenrawlings Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I know, right? I'm finding that's the case for a lot of these.
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Stark-liverbird Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hyperion is a fantastic Superman parody
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darrenrawlings Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't really know the character at all, but from what I read, you're right!
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NadrojBox Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think Apollo(Vertigo Comic) should be here... His powerset is similar to Superman...
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darrenrawlings Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That would be cool, but I'm trying to stick to Marvel & DC characters. You are right though, he is pretty similar.
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MariaMjolnir Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
He is similar because he and Midnighter were entirely made from Superman's and Batman's images but as husbands :) Powercouple :) Then Marvel created Sentry who has appearance of Apollo but powers of Superman (actually his powers are completely different). Even in alternate reality Sentry is hinted to be a parallel version of Superman :) Long story short both Marvel and DC has been serving as inspiration for each other since their creation :) Also Vertigo reality is related to DC so you can draw Apollo freely :)
There are actually sooooo many Superman-like characters and most of them are really good characters :)
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