is it plagiarism the fact that tod macfarlene created a simbiot too, just like the ones marvel has?
I now they are not the same...but spawns suit is obviously based on venom.
- Robert JLv 72 years agoBest Answer
The first Symbiotic "suits" appeared at least back in 1977, in a SciFi novel by John Varley.
In that book they were just called "Symbs".
(There may be others older still, that's just one I remember).
His enhance human abilities and are friendly as long as humans work with them - but will destroy people if not...
So they do have both an ability-boosting and an aggressive side, just like the later characters you mention.
So no, Marvel is not being copied. If anyone it was Varley who deserved credit.
- BillLv 72 years ago
You can't copyright an idea. Almost every superhero has some similarities to others.