History Anvilicious / ComicBooks

16th Dec '17 9:44:39 PM matt_shade
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* "What's So Funny 'Bout Truth, Justice, and the American Way", an issue of ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' that satirized the comic team ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' and their violent approach to crime fighting. It's basically a long TakeThat at anti-heroes as a whole, but specifically those that kill (gotta make sure Batman isn't in the firing line). It also doesn't help that the villain is basically [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Devil Boner]] crossed with [[Music/TheSexPistols John Lydon]].

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* "What's So Funny 'Bout Truth, Justice, and the American Way", an issue of ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' that satirized the comic team ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' and their violent approach to crime fighting. It's basically a long TakeThat at anti-heroes as a whole, but specifically those that kill (gotta make sure Batman isn't in as if a natural (even fun) part of saving the firing line).day and making the world safe. It also doesn't help that the villain is basically [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Devil Boner]] crossed with [[Music/TheSexPistols John Lydon]].
6th Dec '17 10:52:25 AM PhantomDusclops92
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* An Italian {{ComicBook/DonaldDuck|ComicUniverse}} from 2013 featuring the Junior Woodchucks features an unsubtle GreenAesop: Huey, Dewey and Louie, exploring an underground, notice some gas pipes and mention how in Duckburg there are less and less of them since they started using more enviroment-friendly energy sources. Then they stop for a panel and [[BreakingTheFourthWall ask the readers themselves]] why aren't they doing the same in real life in the most guilt-inducing way possible.

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* An Italian {{ComicBook/DonaldDuck|ComicUniverse}} [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Donald Duck]] comic from 2013 featuring the Junior Woodchucks features an unsubtle GreenAesop: Huey, Dewey and Louie, exploring an underground, notice some gas pipes and mention how in Duckburg there are less and less of them since they started using more enviroment-friendly energy sources. Then they stop for a panel and [[BreakingTheFourthWall ask the readers themselves]] why aren't they doing the same in real life in the most guilt-inducing way possible.
6th Dec '17 10:50:40 AM PhantomDusclops92
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* An Italian {{ComicBook/DonaldDuck|ComicUniverse}} from 2013 featuring the Junior Woodchucks features an unsubtle GreenAesop: Huey, Dewey and Louie, exploring an underground, notice some gas pipes and mention how in Duckburg there are less and less of them since they started using more enviroment-friendly energy sources. Then they stop for a panel and [[BreakingTheFourthWall ask the readers themselves]] why aren't they doing the same in real life in the most guilt-inducing way possible.
23rd Jul '17 8:19:48 AM BigJaredMonkey
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* A common criticism of ''ComicBook/{{Thor 2014}}'' is how heavy handed the feminism is, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the fight between Thor and the Destroyer. Odinson (the original Thor) calls on all the women he suspected of being Thor (which apparently includes every woman he's ever met) to help in the fight when Frigga questions how they'll stop it. Frigga proceeds to shout what may as well be, "girl power!" Many readers also noted that there are ''no men'' among the group, even though it would've been pretty easy for Odinson to round some up while finding the Amazon Army, and felt the feminist series even ''more'' Anvilicous, at best, and sexist at worst.
* Likewise, ''[[ComicBook/NickSpencersCaptainAmerica Sam Wilson: Captain America]]'' might as well be named "Republicans am bad: The Comic", whose [[SarcasmMode subtle leanings]] can be summed up with [[http://static1.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11127/111279141/5232174-1026399205-XUymu.jpg Red Skull]] as a Donald Trump {{Expy}}.
** The ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'' event takes this one up a notch by having the first issue of ''Sam Wilson'' in the event have Sam encounter two white people who unironically use the "fake news" bit to describe ComicBook/{{HYDRA}}.

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* The post-Disney "New Marvel" titles have been heavily criticized for being driven primarily by the concept of "diversity for the sake of diversity" and a concentration on "stories" that were little more than feminist- and social-justice-driven propaganda pieces that, unfortunately, contained flat, uninspired, and sometimes offensive characterization, plots that were badly -- or thinly -- written, and often either eliminated, distorted, or marginalized long-standing fan-favorite characters (who just happened to all be white men) in favor of new "diverse" versions of the same characters. In response, Marvel's fanbase revolted and the company's sales plummeted through the floor. The situation was only made worse when Marvel's Editor-in-Chief, Axel Alonso, tweeted that the reason for the plummeting sales was that Marvel's "old" fanbase was primarily made up of racists and sexists who "couldn't handle the new reality," a charge that many Marvel fans -- especially fans who are people of color or female themselves -- objected to strenuously.
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A common criticism of ''ComicBook/{{Thor 2014}}'' is how heavy handed the feminism is, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the fight between Thor and the Destroyer. Odinson (the original Thor) calls on all the women he suspected of being Thor (which apparently includes every woman he's ever met) to help in the fight when Frigga questions how they'll stop it. Frigga proceeds to shout what may as well be, "girl power!" Many readers also noted that there are ''no men'' among the group, even though it would've been pretty easy for Odinson to round some up while finding the Amazon Army, and felt the feminist series even ''more'' Anvilicous, at best, and sexist at worst.
* ** Likewise, ''[[ComicBook/NickSpencersCaptainAmerica Sam Wilson: Captain America]]'' might as well be named "Republicans am bad: The Comic", whose [[SarcasmMode subtle leanings]] can be summed up with [[http://static1.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11127/111279141/5232174-1026399205-XUymu.jpg Red Skull]] as a Donald Trump {{Expy}}.
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{{Expy}}. The ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'' event takes this one up a notch by having the first issue of ''Sam Wilson'' in the event have Sam encounter two white people who unironically use the "fake news" bit to describe ComicBook/{{HYDRA}}.ComicBook/{{HYDRA}}.
** In ''[[ComicBook/AmericaChavez America]]'', writer Gaby Rivera makes sure that the reader is aware that America Chavez is a brown-skinned Hispanic lesbian just about every third sentence. In addition, dialogue and narration has outright stated that the romantic love between two women is purer than anything that can be felt between a man and a woman, that men are corrupt and violent by nature, especially ''white'' men, and that anything with a penis simply cannot be trusted. Ever.
4th Jun '17 7:33:10 PM MagiMecha
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** The ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'' event takes this one up a notch by having the first issue of ''Sam Wilson'' in the event have Sam encounter two white people who unironically use the "fake news" bit to describe ComicBook/{{HYDRA}}.
29th Jan '17 8:50:56 PM DarthWalrus
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* Likewise, ''[[ComicBook/NickSpencersCaptainAmerica Sam Wilson: Captain America]]'' might as well be named "Republicans am bad: The Comic", whose [[SarcasmMode subtle leanings]] can be summed up with [[http://static1.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11127/111279141/5232174-1026399205-XUymu.jpg] as a Donald Trump {{Expy}}.

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* Likewise, ''[[ComicBook/NickSpencersCaptainAmerica Sam Wilson: Captain America]]'' might as well be named "Republicans am bad: The Comic", whose [[SarcasmMode subtle leanings]] can be summed up with [[http://static1.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11127/111279141/5232174-1026399205-XUymu.jpg] jpg Red Skull]] as a Donald Trump {{Expy}}.
29th Jan '17 8:50:18 PM DarthWalrus
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* Likewise, ''[[ComicBook/NickSpencersCaptainAmerica Sam Wilson: Captain America]]'' might as well be named "Republicans am bad: The Comic", whose [[SarcasmMode subtle leanings]] can be summed up with [[http://static1.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11127/111279141/5232174-1026399205-XUymu.jpg] as a Donald Trump {{Expy}}.
26th Oct '16 8:08:14 PM PaulA
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* In ''ComicBook/YoungJustice'', when Arrowette's school psychologist is brutally killed by gun violence, she explodes at a pro-gun rights Congressman who tries to blame it on violent video games and comic books. Therefore, the gun control message also doubles as an attack against MoralGuardians. In the official DC forums at the time, the writer PeterDavid mentioned that few readers picked up on the ''third'' anvil he dropped, that the enraged Arrowette apparently had no problems at all hurting people with her own weapons of choice during this story. It didn't help that the psychologist was killed by an abusive ex-boyfriend, not school or gang violence which made the "Guns are bad" message seem very forced (What would Arrowette have done if the psychologist was murdered by being stabbed or strangled?). Not to mention that on occasion, David put in his own views on gun control into the book (this being one such instance) that he was protective of, which led to a flame war on his forums once which was started when David himself sarcastically dismissed a fan who had criticized one such use of the heavyhandedness of this message in a book which the fan had already stated was good otherwise.

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* In ''ComicBook/YoungJustice'', when Arrowette's school psychologist is brutally killed by gun violence, she explodes at a pro-gun rights Congressman who tries to blame it on violent video games and comic books. Therefore, the gun control message also doubles as an attack against MoralGuardians. In the official DC forums at the time, the writer PeterDavid Creator/PeterDavid mentioned that few readers picked up on the ''third'' anvil he dropped, that the enraged Arrowette apparently had no problems at all hurting people with her own weapons of choice during this story. It didn't help that the psychologist was killed by an abusive ex-boyfriend, not school or gang violence which made the "Guns are bad" message seem very forced (What would Arrowette have done if the psychologist was murdered by being stabbed or strangled?). Not to mention that on occasion, David put in his own views on gun control into the book (this being one such instance) that he was protective of, which led to a flame war on his forums once which was started when David himself sarcastically dismissed a fan who had criticized one such use of the heavyhandedness of this message in a book which the fan had already stated was good otherwise.
21st Aug '16 11:59:38 AM nombretomado
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* A fair amount of ECComics stories are spectacularly unsubtle; [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/54803.html Judgement Day]] in particular. A robot civilization with clear different castes for robots with orange casing and robots with blue casing being evaluated for whether or not it's worthy to join TheFederation falls short, the two castes mirror "Separate But Equal" very closely, and at the end we see that the evaluator is black.

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* A fair amount of ECComics Creator/ECComics stories are spectacularly unsubtle; [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/54803.html Judgement Day]] in particular. A robot civilization with clear different castes for robots with orange casing and robots with blue casing being evaluated for whether or not it's worthy to join TheFederation falls short, the two castes mirror "Separate But Equal" very closely, and at the end we see that the evaluator is black.
5th Nov '15 8:17:04 AM nombretomado
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* Marvel's [[SarcasmMode delightful]] Free Comic Book Day offering ''ComicBook/IronMan[=/=][[TheMightyThor Thor]]'' features {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s with [[CardCarryingVillain mustache twirling dialogue]] such as these gems, played 100% straight:

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* Marvel's [[SarcasmMode delightful]] Free Comic Book Day offering ''ComicBook/IronMan[=/=][[TheMightyThor ''ComicBook/IronMan[=/=][[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]'' features {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s with [[CardCarryingVillain mustache twirling dialogue]] such as these gems, played 100% straight:
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