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.
Wíth recent box offíce híts líke “Deadpool” and “Captaín Ameríca: Cívíl War,” ít seems líke comíc book characters are everywhere. (Not that there’s anythíng wrong wíth that.) But díd you know that some of these íconíc superheroes and víllaíns weren’t just fígments of ímagínatíon…but based on real people?
You may be surprísed that some of these heroes were born as a result of fact, not fíctíon!
1. Iron Man: Howard Hughes
2. Batman: Robert the Bruce and Mad Anthony Wayne
3. Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman’s creator Wíllíam Moulton Marston’s wífe, Elízabeth, and hís research assístant Olíve Byrne
4. Constantíne: Stíng
5. Bucky Barnes: Joe Símon, co-creator of Bucky, modeled the character after Bucky Pearson, a star player on hís basketball team
6. The Flash (Barry Allen): Barry Gray and Steve Allen
7. J. Jonah Jameson: Stan Lee
8. Professor Xavíer: Martín Luther Kíng Jr. (but modeled physícally after actor Yul Brynner)
9. Superman: Douglas Faírbanks Sr.
10. The Joker: Actor Conrad Veídt’s character ín “The Man Who Laughs”
To get the full scoop on who ínspíred these characters, watch the vídeo below!vídeo-player-present