Separated at Birth: Astonishing Ant-Man and Red Hood and the Outlaws

Yesterday saw the release of DC Comics' solicitations for March 2018 — including one for Red Hood and the Outlaws that seemed a little familiar to some…

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL • Art by DEXTER SOY • Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE • Variant cover by GUILLEM MARCH
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On sale MARCH 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

Well, familiar to those who read Astonishing Ant-Man a few years ago by Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas… with The Power Broker.

There seems to be a slight difference, the Marvel app Hench being used for people to find supervillains to deal with their problems, with the DC app Henched more about henchmen finding work from supervillains…

But at first glance it does pretty similar, don't you think?

Still, DC Comics has until March to make changes if they so wish…

Separated At Birth used to be called Swipe File, in which we presented two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages, parodies, ironic appropriations, coincidences, or works of the lightbox. We trusted you, the reader, to make that judgment yourself. If you were are unable to do so, we asked that you please return your eyes to their maker before any further damage is done.

The Swipe File didn't judge; it was interested more in the process of creation, how work influences other work, how new work comes from old, and sometimes how the same ideas emerge simultaneously, as if their time has just come. The Swipe File was named after the advertising industry habit where writers and artist collect images and lines they admire to inspire them in their work. It was swiped from the Comic Journal, who originally ran this column, as well as the now-defunct Swipe Of The Week website.


About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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