10 Comic Book Legends That Were Actually Based On Real People

10 Comic Book Legends That Were Actually Based On Real People

Recently, action-packed movies from Marvel and DC Comics have been taking over theaters.

With recent box office hits like Deadpool and Captain America: Civil War, it seems like comic book characters are everywhere. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) But did you know that some of these iconic superheroes and villains weren’t just figments of imagination…but based on real people?

You may be surprised that some of these heroes were born as a result of fact, not fiction!

1. Ironman: Howard Hughes

10 Comic Book Legends That Were Actually Based On Real People

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2. Batman: Robert the Bruce & Mad Anthony Wayne

3. Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman’s creator William Moulton Marston’s wife, Elizabeth, and his research assistant Olive Byrne

4. Constantine: Sting

10 Comic Book Legends That Were Actually Based On Real People

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5. Bucky Barnes: Joe Simon, co-creator of Bucky, modeled the character after Bucky Pearson, a star player on his basketball team

10 Comic Book Legends That Were Actually Based On Real People

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6. The Flash (Barry Allen): Barry Gray and Steve Allen

10 Comic Book Legends That Were Actually Based On Real People

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7. J. Jonah Jameson: Stan Lee

10 Comic Book Legends That Were Actually Based On Real People

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8. Professor Xavier: Martin Luther King Jr. (but modeled physically after actor Yul Brynner)

10 Comic Book Legends That Were Actually Based On Real People

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9. Superman: Douglas Fairbanks Sr.

10 Comic Book Legends That Were Actually Based On Real People

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10. The Joker: Actor Conrad Veit’s character in The Man Who Laughs

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To get the full scoop on who inspired these characters, watch the full video below!

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When it comes to the fantastic, weird and wonderful world of comic book characters, it's easy to think that they're all entirely fictitious and created solely from the imaginations of talented writers. In some cases, that may well be true, but there are also some very real inspirations behind a lot of them.Obviously there's nobody in the real world who can lift a building, travel around the world in ten seconds or take a bullet to the eye without suffering a horrific injury, but the personalities, appearances and lifestyles of many comic book characters are very much based on people who have really existed.This notion applies to superheroes, super villains and indeed supporting characters and we’ll look at some examples of all those in this video. Here are 10 comic book characters you didn't know are based on real people.

Script by: Kevin Stewart

Voice Over by: Ryan George http://twitter.com/theryangeorge

Featuring:
Iron Man | 0:49
Batman | 1:27
Wonder Woman | 2:02
Constantine | 2:35
Bucky Barnes | 3:09
The Flash | 3:39
J. Jonah Jameson | 4:08
Professor X | 4:40
Superman | 5:09
The Joker | 5:42

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10 Comic Book Legends That Were Actually Based On Real People
10 Comic Book Legends That Were Actually Based On Real People
10 Comic Book Legends That Were Actually Based On Real People
10 Comic Book Legends That Were Actually Based On Real People
10 Comic Book Legends That Were Actually Based On Real People

10 Comic Book Legends That Were Actually Based On Real People

10 Comic Book Legends That Were Actually Based On Real People

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