A few years ago, when Iron Man 3 hit theaters, a court battle began to rage against Marvel. The movie poster starring Robert Downey Jr. made the hare jump in Horizon comics, the publisher founded by Ben and Raymond Lai, who denounced the House of Ideas for copying designs from their comics from Radix, specifically poses and aspects of the costume of the character known as Caliban on the pages of comics.
Although there are certainly consistent similarities between the Radix cover and the Iron Man 3 poster, in 2019 an American judge dismissed the complaint and shelved the case, although the Lai brothers have not intended to let it be.
As collected CTV News (where you can see more comparisons), Horizon has again filed a plagiarism lawsuit against Marvel, this time in the Canadian courts, expanding the repertoire of accusations beyond the character of Iron Man, although they have also drawn more coincidences from Avengers: Infinity War and the suit Tony Stark.
Another character that has joined the demand of Horizon Comics is Ant-Man, more specifically the design of the suit of Scott lang in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which shares many similarities with the design of some soldiers of Radix 2. The plaintiffs are demanding compensation for the unauthorized use of their designs, as well as coverage of the legal costs of this case and the one that was open in the United States for six years.
What do you think of this lawsuit against Marvel? Do you think the costume design has been deliberately copied?