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24th Jan '16 9:08:27 AM nombretomado
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* The first and last issues of ''StrangersInParadise'' have nearly the same covers; the first showing Francine and Katchoo in an art gallery as young girls, and the last issue showing them in the same pose as mature women.

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* The first and last issues of ''StrangersInParadise'' ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'' have nearly the same covers; the first showing Francine and Katchoo in an art gallery as young girls, and the last issue showing them in the same pose as mature women.
12th Dec '15 4:20:49 PM nombretomado
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* A one-issue set of bookends happened in the first part of The Phantom Affair, in the XWingSeries comics. [[http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/8814/blz02ps6.jpg "When you are a child]], the world is full of wonders. [[http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/7556/blz03ws7.jpg When you grow up]], though, wonders tend to have more mundane explanations." [[http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/5400/blz25fd4.jpg "The world is]] full of wonders when you're a child. But sometimes, just sometimes, even a grown-up can meet with one."

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* A one-issue set of bookends happened in the first part of The Phantom Affair, in the XWingSeries ComicBook/XWingSeries comics. [[http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/8814/blz02ps6.jpg "When you are a child]], the world is full of wonders. [[http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/7556/blz03ws7.jpg When you grow up]], though, wonders tend to have more mundane explanations." [[http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/5400/blz25fd4.jpg "The world is]] full of wonders when you're a child. But sometimes, just sometimes, even a grown-up can meet with one."
6th Nov '15 3:47:55 PM nombretomado
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* YTheLastMan begins with Yorick in a straitjacket (practicing to be an escape artist) while on the phone to his girlfriend, asking her if she knew that Elvis had a stillborn twin brother. In the last issue, he poses the same question to [[spoiler: one of his clones, who doesn't even know who Elvis is]]. He's in a straitjacket again, this time because [[spoiler: he's been placed on suicide watch]].

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* YTheLastMan ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'' begins with Yorick in a straitjacket (practicing to be an escape artist) while on the phone to his girlfriend, asking her if she knew that Elvis had a stillborn twin brother. In the last issue, he poses the same question to [[spoiler: one of his clones, who doesn't even know who Elvis is]]. He's in a straitjacket again, this time because [[spoiler: he's been placed on suicide watch]].



** Issue one ends with TheQuestion removing the bat decal from the Bat-signal, and replacing it with a question mark. He then shines it on Renee Montoya's apartment (who has elected as his successor), and asks "Are you ready?". Issue 52 ends with Renee Montoya, now The Question, removing the question mark and putting the bat decal back on the signal. She then shines it on the apartment of Kate Kane's, who is both her girlfriend and Batwoman. "Are you ready?".

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** Issue one ends with TheQuestion ComicBook/TheQuestion removing the bat decal from the Bat-signal, and replacing it with a question mark. He then shines it on Renee Montoya's apartment (who has elected as his successor), and asks "Are you ready?". Issue 52 ends with Renee Montoya, now The Question, removing the question mark and putting the bat decal back on the signal. She then shines it on the apartment of Kate Kane's, who is both her girlfriend and Batwoman. "Are you ready?".
12th Sep '15 12:26:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' begins and ends with [[Comicbook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] and [[ComicBook/TheFlash Barry Allen]] talking in front of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s grave. Likewise, the [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090716030736/marvel_dc/images/1/18/Blackest_Night_Vol_1_1.jpg cover]] for ''Blackest Night'' #1 is the Batman clone's skull spewing Black Lantern Rings, while [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110428213736/marvel_dc/images/8/81/Brightest_Day_24_Variant.jpg one of the covers]] for ''BrightestDay'' #24 is a similar image of [[spoiler:Comicbook/SwampThing]] spewing White Lantern Rings.

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* ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' begins and ends with [[Comicbook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] and [[ComicBook/TheFlash Barry Allen]] talking in front of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s grave. Likewise, the [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090716030736/marvel_dc/images/1/18/Blackest_Night_Vol_1_1.jpg cover]] for ''Blackest Night'' #1 is the Batman clone's skull spewing Black Lantern Rings, while [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110428213736/marvel_dc/images/8/81/Brightest_Day_24_Variant.jpg one of the covers]] for ''BrightestDay'' ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'' #24 is a similar image of [[spoiler:Comicbook/SwampThing]] spewing White Lantern Rings.
11th Sep '15 11:01:31 PM nombretomado
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* Part of the opening scene of ''{{Bone}}'' has Smiley Bone unexpectedly charging Phoney Bone a dollar for a random tattered map he found on the ground. Phoney's angry reluctance to pay this impromptu fee causes Fone Bone to chide him that they're lost in the middle of the desert, so he should cough up the dollar. The very last scene repeats this occurrence, with the map replaced by one of their food rations.
* In the first set of ''ElfQuest'', there's a book end that occurs within the main storyline while Cutter and Leetah have been struck by "Recognition", a biological imperative that's trying to force them to mate and have kids. In one scene [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ03/DisplayOQ03.html?page=12 Cutter knocks on the window of Leetah's hut]] to demand why she's continuing to resist, and she angrily rebuffs him. It's probably not a spoiler-worthy surprise that she eventually gives in, and the scene is bookended by [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ05/DisplayOQ05.html?page=28 Cutter knocking at her window again]], only this time it's to invite her to make love under the stars. Aaaah.

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* Part of the opening scene of ''{{Bone}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' has Smiley Bone unexpectedly charging Phoney Bone a dollar for a random tattered map he found on the ground. Phoney's angry reluctance to pay this impromptu fee causes Fone Bone to chide him that they're lost in the middle of the desert, so he should cough up the dollar. The very last scene repeats this occurrence, with the map replaced by one of their food rations.
* In the first set of ''ElfQuest'', ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'', there's a book end that occurs within the main storyline while Cutter and Leetah have been struck by "Recognition", a biological imperative that's trying to force them to mate and have kids. In one scene [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ03/DisplayOQ03.html?page=12 Cutter knocks on the window of Leetah's hut]] to demand why she's continuing to resist, and she angrily rebuffs him. It's probably not a spoiler-worthy surprise that she eventually gives in, and the scene is bookended by [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ05/DisplayOQ05.html?page=28 Cutter knocking at her window again]], only this time it's to invite her to make love under the stars. Aaaah.
11th Sep '15 4:20:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''BlackestNight'' begins and ends with [[Comicbook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] and [[TheFlash Barry Allen]] talking in front of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s grave. Likewise, the [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090716030736/marvel_dc/images/1/18/Blackest_Night_Vol_1_1.jpg cover]] for ''Blackest Night'' #1 is the Batman clone's skull spewing Black Lantern Rings, while [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110428213736/marvel_dc/images/8/81/Brightest_Day_24_Variant.jpg one of the covers]] for ''BrightestDay'' #24 is a similar image of [[spoiler:Comicbook/SwampThing]] spewing White Lantern Rings.

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* ''BlackestNight'' ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' begins and ends with [[Comicbook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] and [[TheFlash [[ComicBook/TheFlash Barry Allen]] talking in front of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s grave. Likewise, the [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090716030736/marvel_dc/images/1/18/Blackest_Night_Vol_1_1.jpg cover]] for ''Blackest Night'' #1 is the Batman clone's skull spewing Black Lantern Rings, while [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110428213736/marvel_dc/images/8/81/Brightest_Day_24_Variant.jpg one of the covers]] for ''BrightestDay'' #24 is a similar image of [[spoiler:Comicbook/SwampThing]] spewing White Lantern Rings.
3rd Aug '15 8:13:55 PM chopshop
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* ''ComicBook/TheSuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'' begins and climaxes with Boomerang throwing a baseball game and being forced to become a criminal. Notably, the two events are similar but end up having completely different meanings; the first time was his StartOfDarkness, but the second time serves as his ultimate failure to escape the supervillain lifestyle.
19th Jul '15 9:05:38 AM nombretomado
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* MarvelZombies begins with the Zombie Sentry going into Earth-2149 from his dimension. Marvel Zombies Return ends with him [[StableTimeLoop leaving his dimension to Earth-2149.]]

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* MarvelZombies ''ComicBook/MarvelZombies'' begins with the Zombie Sentry going into Earth-2149 from his dimension. Marvel Zombies Return ends with him [[StableTimeLoop leaving his dimension to Earth-2149.]]
6th Dec '14 7:43:37 PM Anddrix
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* In ''ComicBook/KickAss'', Volume 3 ends the same way Volume 1 began; with some loon trying to fly from the roof of an NYC skyscraper, drawn almost identically to the panels in the original. [[spoiler:This time, instead of his plummeting to his death in a dark illustration of just how ridiculous the idea of super-heroes really is, he actually pulls it off and soars into the air]].
19th Oct '14 8:21:23 AM kilroy11235
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* The first and last issues of ''StrangersInParadise'' have nearly the same covers; the first showing Francine and Katchoo as younger, and the last issue showing them as more mature.

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* The first and last issues of ''StrangersInParadise'' have nearly the same covers; the first showing Francine and Katchoo in an art gallery as younger, young girls, and the last issue showing them them in the same pose as more mature.mature women.
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