Having mentioned Cool French Comics earlier, I thought I’d highlight Photonik and friends, superheroes created to join French reprints of Marvel comics.
So are they part of the Marvel Universe? Apparently not.
Still, they’re a good example of borrowing characters from local fiction rather than creating them as needed. Although you’ll note that Photonik is set in New York...
See also International Hero.
And Superhero Girl Vs. Canadian-ness.