The Inspiration Behind Iconic Villains and Hero’s From Comic Books

Writers and Artists get their inspiration for creations from various aspects around them. People, places and existing masterpieces have inspired some of the greatest artists throughout history to create some very memorable pieces. Comic book writers and artists are no exception.



It’s no surprise that many of the best characters in comic books have become, almost literally, iconic. Eras of stories were built around the following 40 comic book heroes and villains. Only some of us are aware that actual people inspired them! How many of these real-life comic book inspirations did you know about?

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