Have I Got Epigones? (And Is It Catching?)

Fat Batman Doesn't Care What You Think - Comic Book School by Buddy Scalera

A Batman epigone

I learned a new word yesterday–epigone: a less-distinguished follower or imitator of someone famous. By “less-distinguished” I think they mean “a pathetic wannabe.”

Naturally the fifth thought that popped into my head was, “Hey! Have I got any epigones? Who are they? Where are they? How does anyone on earth wind up being called a poor man’s Lee Duigon?” I forget what the first four thoughts were.

Then I had a scarier thought. Does SloJo Biden have epigones? Crikey, I won’t be able to sleep tonight!