History Anvilicious / ComicBooks

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:
29th Oct '15 11:48:41 PM Cuchulainn
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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).

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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]].
8th Oct '15 9:03:51 AM StFan
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* SteveDitko's ''MrA'' tales are this trope personified. Characters who think they're in the grey area of morality keep telling themselves they're not fully evil because they're doing a few bad things, Mr. A continuously delivers long-winded speeches about how [[BlackAndWhiteMorality there's only good and evil]] while reminding victims that he has no remorse for the fate of evildoers.

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* SteveDitko's ''MrA'' Creator/SteveDitko's ''ComicBook/MrA'' tales are this trope personified. Characters who think they're in the grey area of morality keep telling themselves they're not fully evil because they're doing a few bad things, Mr. A continuously delivers long-winded speeches about how [[BlackAndWhiteMorality there's only good and evil]] while reminding victims that he has no remorse for the fate of evildoers.
30th Jul '15 1:09:18 AM XSpectreGreyX
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* A common criticism of ''ComicBook/Thor2014'' 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.

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* A common criticism of ''ComicBook/Thor2014'' ''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.
30th Jul '15 1:08:40 AM XSpectreGreyX
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* A common criticism of ''ComicBook/Thor2014'' 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.
19th Jul '15 4:58:50 PM gophergiggles
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* ''Friends Forever Issue 14'' of ''[[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic]]'' was about as subtle as having someone roll the magazine up, smack you across the face with it, and yell "DON'T BE RACIST!".

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* ''Friends Forever Issue 14'' of ''[[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic]]'' was about as subtle as having someone roll the magazine up, smack you across the face with it, and yell "DON'T BE RACIST!". Making things worse was that the actual story came with a good dose of the same UnfortunateImplications the moral was ''[[BrokenAesop against]]'': it was written to address the moral of ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E21DragonQuest Dragon Quest]]'' which the author [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0RPUZyGYCeU/VPfQs_9P8OI/AAAAAAAACBs/4bvACWdejik/s1600/races.PNG felt had a toxic message regarding race]], but fans felt the comic unfortunately [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rI8uXFVjebE/VPfUczF1jGI/AAAAAAAACCQ/N1TO88EzxA4/s1600/1425523415920.png carried the exact same message]].
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