Do you watch Heroes? (Don't worry - not my main question!) In the first season, Peter Petrelli is trying to get a hold over his super powers and enlists the help of an unwilling invisible man. The invisible man's teaching methods include throwing Peter over a building and beating him up - all incredibly reminiscent of Grant Morrison's The Invisibles. Is Morrison somehow involved in the writing/story idea aspect of the show? Or does the show just borrow lots of different parts from the whole superhero/comic genre?
Who's zoomin who?
One of my old favorites is this argument:
The Matrix is The Invisibles
Of course, lacking a drag queen, they looked pretty damn similar too.
You usually don't see people noting that The Matrix is Overdrawn at the Memory Bank
see you on the dark side of Raul
That's a blow by blow account, but it's easier to just watch the MST3K episode
Someone did pick up on a Morrison similarity, though in a slightly different way.
Grant's very big on sigil magic, and the videos of him speaking about it are pretty interesting. As far as I can tell Grant's got no connection to the production of Heroes, but I'm sure it's safe to say that they're picking up things they like all over the place. Series creator Tim Kring is admittedly not a comics geek, but there's plenty of geekery in the writers. There seems to be a long-running charge of Heroes ripping off The 4400. I've not seen the show, but, pretty much, you're always gonna find some pilfering all through these things. I think Heroes is a stew, and doesn't mind being one. It's the primetime network version of lots of existing concepts.
But Overdrawn...yeah, THAT was outright theft, man!