Comparison Pics From the Heroes Comic Plagiarism Lawsuit

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Comic creator Jazan Wild claims that many elements from the fourth season of Heroes were plagiarized directly from him comic Carnival of Souls, and is suing for $60 million. Robot 6 summarizes the evidence presented by the plaintiff in the lawsuit between Wild and NBC.

“The settings and the storylines are virtually the same,” the complaint states. “The main character in both stories leads a carnival of lost souls and outcasts. This dark character seeks to make his carnival more powerful by recruiting new members with special abilities. The appearance of some of the characters is also virtually identical to those in the plaintiff’s books. […] Even the dialogue is similar. Indeed, some of the scenes in Heroes appear as if plaintiff’s books were used as storyboards by the defendants.”

We didn’t see the similarities at first, but after a while, the coincidences did start to add up.  Ultimately the most damning evidence is in the plot similarities, not in the staging of shots, we think.  Check it out for yourself, right here.

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