Separated At Birth: Fortnite Vs Warcorns: Combat Unicorns For Hire

Epic Games teased the new Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 with the new-look unicorn men skins in a bright rainbow (or rainbow brite) variety of kin hues, with humanoid unicorns wielding heavy-duty weaponry, including one named Fabio Sparklemane.

Oh, and there's unicorn men. That pink one is called Fabio Sparklemane. Courtesy of Epic Games.
Fortnite PR image

Which looked rather familiar to Garrett Gunn. the creator of the comic book Warcorns: Combat Unicorns For Hire #1 from Source Point Press, which has been featured on Bleeding Cool a number of times.

Separated At Birth: Fortnite Vs Warcorns

He kept his cards to his chest but liked a number of tweets. Such as from children's book writer J Hammond, "Hey @FortniteGame … ummm what gives? Can we credit the artist/books at least?" Or replying "Yep" to the tweet by Random Dude Josh, saying "I don't know about you… but that's too close of a resemblance to #WarcornsCombatUnicornsForHire created by @SomeWriterGuy and published by @SourcePtPress". With Source Point Press tweeting out "we tend to agree! and "Our fans have spoken and we hear 'em! We were just as surprised to find Warcorns stepping into the @FortniteGame
arena. We love Floater and Gunny!" Oh yes, and by tagging in @richjohnston. Separated At Birth: Fortnite Vs Warcorns

But they are clearly biased, and Separated At Birth never judges between Source Point or Fortnite. That's what you get to do. Coincidence? Swipe? Homage? We wouldn't like to say…

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 and the now-defunct Swipe Of The Week website.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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