Comic Theme Time: What Comic Non-Influence Works Best As An Influence?

Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

In my most recent Toy Legends Revealed, I discovered whether Lincoln Logs were surprisingly not actually named after Abraham Lincoln. This made me think about examples of how certain things SEEM to be influences on comics but were not due to timing concerns. So I'm curious about actors or characters that you know AREN'T influences on notable comic characters but you sort of WISH were influenes.

Read on for a notable example!

Reed Richards looks like the Professor from Gilligan's Island (Alex Ross even had some fun with the idea), but the FF was out before Gilligan's Island debuted.

So can you think of other non-influences that really look like they SHOULD be influences on a famous comic book character? Like something that even if it wasn't an influence, you wish it WAS an influence. Like Christopher Reeve on Superman, perhaps?

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