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Thriller-Writer
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How close can 2 concepts be?

One of my more recent concepts, should someone read it, may have a resemblence to Stan Lee's "X-Men", in the fact that the main characters all have some kind of supernatural abilities and get shipped off to a special school because of it. 

 

I don't know if I'm really walking a thin line when it comes to copyright-any thoughts?

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Re: How close can 2 concepts be?


Thriller-Writer wrote:

One of my more recent concepts, should someone read it, may have a resemblence to Stan Lee's "X-Men", in the fact that the main characters all have some kind of supernatural abilities and get shipped off to a special school because of it. 

 

I don't know if I'm really walking a thin line when it comes to copyright-any thoughts?


You're probably fine.  After all, that's what happens in Harry Potter also, it's a common trope.  The challenge you'll have is making it unique in comparision to the other stories out there - how are your characters and your school different from what's been done before?  You'll want your work to feel fresh to readers.

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Re: How close can 2 concepts be?

Thanks; that's what I was thinking, but I wanted to throw the question out there just for reassurance. 

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Re: How close can 2 concepts be?

Another one that has a slightly similar concept that you should look at is Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

 

Jeff