If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and if that's the case, Marvel seems determined to make DC and Batman blush, because the number of copycats, clones, and knockoffs of the Dark Knight that Marvel has created is bordering on the ridiculous.

But while there are a lot of homages (or ripoffs depending on your point of view), this week we're focusing on the best Marvel characters to share a suspicious amount in common with Batman. From origins to gadgets to crime fighting style to fashion, these are the best Batmen that Marvel has to offer.

Enjoy this week’s episode and be sure to let us know what we got wrong in the comments!


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