History CelebrityParadox / ComicBooks

5th May '16 11:17:40 AM nightkiller
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** The ''Worlds Collide'' crossover, where the characters of DC Comics met the characters of MilestoneComics, had this since Marvel and DC were both fictional universes within the Milestone Universe. ComicBook/{{Icon}} expressed concern that he might not be strong enough to battle Superman, who he remembered from the original Christopher Reeves ''Film/{{Superman}}'' film.

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** The ''Worlds Collide'' crossover, where the characters of DC Comics met the characters of MilestoneComics, had this since Marvel and DC were both fictional universes within the Milestone Universe. ComicBook/{{Icon}} expressed concern that he might not be strong enough to battle Superman, who whom he remembered from the original Christopher Reeves Reeve ''Film/{{Superman}}'' film.
28th Apr '16 10:57:04 AM comicwriter
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*** An issue of ''TheFlash'' shows that Irey West has a poster from the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' cartoon in her room. Ya know, the cartoon that had ''her dad'' as a guest star.
*** Though interestingly enough, the cartoon rarely if ever used the heroes' real names. So in theory, ''Teen Titans'' could absolutely be a TV show in the DCUniverse without jeopardizing the identities of the actual Titans.

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*** An issue of ''TheFlash'' shows that Irey West has a poster from the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' cartoon in her room. Ya know, the cartoon that had ''her dad'' as a guest star.
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star. Though interestingly enough, the cartoon rarely if ever used the heroes' real names. So in theory, ''Teen Titans'' could absolutely be a TV show in the DCUniverse without jeopardizing the identities of the actual Titans.Titans.
*** In a few issues of the Silver Age ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' series, the kids actually hid their helicopter behind a billboard advertising the Creator/AdamWest ''Series/{{Batman}}'' show. One wonders how Comicbook/{{Robin}} would feel about Burt Ward's portrayal of him.
20th Apr '16 11:13:54 AM DynamiteXI
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* Howard Wolowitz and his friends from 'Series/TheBigBangTheory'' make a cameo appearance in a 2009 issue of ''ComicBook/PowerGirl''. One wonders if the gang own that particular comic book...

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* Howard Wolowitz and his friends from 'Series/TheBigBangTheory'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' make a cameo appearance in a 2009 issue of ''ComicBook/PowerGirl''. One wonders if the gang own that particular comic book...book...
* IDW's ''ComicBook/BackToTheFuture'' mentions that Marty's rival Needles is a big Music/RedHotChiliPeppers fan. Needles' actor in the movies was Michael "Flea" Balzary, who has been the Chili Peppers' bassist since 1983, leading one to wonder if Needles (or anyone else) ever noticed the resemblance.
18th Mar '16 1:51:59 PM Hossmeister
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17th Mar '16 3:26:15 PM Hossmeister
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* Howard Wolowitz and his friends from ''TheBigBangTheory'' make a cameo appearance in a 2009 issue of ''ComicBook/PowerGirl''. One wonders if the gang own that particular comic book...

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* Howard Wolowitz and his friends from ''TheBigBangTheory'' 'Series/TheBigBangTheory'' make a cameo appearance in a 2009 issue of ''ComicBook/PowerGirl''. One wonders if the gang own that particular comic book...
3rd Feb '16 11:09:26 AM Pinokio
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* ''ComicBook/XForce'': In a 90's issue, Shatterstar watches ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. If anyone decided to cross over into the DC universe, knowledge of the show could pose a huge security risk to Batman.
30th Dec '15 2:12:22 PM Anddrix
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** Prior to the incorporation of the DCU in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor was an avid collector of comic books, his favorite being a Superhero named Warrior Angel, which started out as vaguely Superman, and then evolved into the ''Smallville'' equivalent of [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]. It also plays with the above statement slightly: Clark might not be the first Superhero, but he has gotten the most attention.

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** Prior to the incorporation of the DCU in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor was an avid collector of comic books, his favorite being a Superhero named Warrior Angel, which started out as vaguely Superman, and then evolved into the ''Smallville'' equivalent of [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]. It also plays with the above statement slightly: Clark might not be the first Superhero, but he has gotten the most attention.
26th Dec '15 7:36:34 PM nombretomado
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*** Similarly, after his [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] revival, Comicbook/CaptainAmerica ended up drawing his own comic book in-universe. Which is even more mind-bending; the superhero was drawing a comic book about his own adventures? Hard to know what's really true. Note that at the time, Cap's true identity as Steve Rogers was not publicly known, so the publisher had no idea he had Captain America drawing Captain America.

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*** Similarly, after his [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] revival, Comicbook/CaptainAmerica ended up drawing his own comic book in-universe. Which is even more mind-bending; the superhero was drawing a comic book about his own adventures? Hard to know what's really true. Note that at the time, Cap's true identity as Steve Rogers was not publicly known, so the publisher had no idea he had Captain America drawing Captain America.



*** Superboy-Prime had a similar origin. His psychopathic behaviour in pursuit of [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] values can be at least partly explained by the fact he still thinks of these people as fictional characters.

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*** Superboy-Prime had a similar origin. His psychopathic behaviour in pursuit of [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] values can be at least partly explained by the fact he still thinks of these people as fictional characters.
6th Nov '15 3:47:23 PM nombretomado
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* While maybe not textbook, ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' played with this a little bit. Creator/DCComics, the company that published the book, did once exist, but they stopped publishing after ''real'' superheroes emerged. (Of course, since the Minutemen formed in 1940, this would necessarily mean that ''Batman'' was published for only one year, and ''Superman'' for only two years.) To fill the publication vacuum, comics starring pirates became popular--hence, nobody notices the similarities between characters like Nite Owl and the Blue Beetle or Rorschach and TheQuestion.
** The ''TopTen'' universe plays around with this. With so many superheroes, comics about mundane people, such as accountants, are popular.

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* While maybe not textbook, ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' played with this a little bit. Creator/DCComics, the company that published the book, did once exist, but they stopped publishing after ''real'' superheroes emerged. (Of course, since the Minutemen formed in 1940, this would necessarily mean that ''Batman'' was published for only one year, and ''Superman'' for only two years.) To fill the publication vacuum, comics starring pirates became popular--hence, nobody notices the similarities between characters like Nite Owl and the Blue Beetle or Rorschach and TheQuestion.
ComicBook/TheQuestion.
** The ''TopTen'' ''ComicBook/TopTen'' universe plays around with this. With so many superheroes, comics about mundane people, such as accountants, are popular.
9th Sep '15 5:28:24 PM nombretomado
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** Also subverted in the UltimateMarvel universe: when discussing which actors should play the various members of the Ultimates, NickFury nominates Creator/SamuelLJackson for himself. This being an obvious meta-reference, as Marvel had based Ultimate Nick Fury's likeness on Jackson, with the agreement that they'd cast him for the movie version when the time came.

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** Also subverted in the UltimateMarvel universe: when discussing which actors should play the various members of the Ultimates, NickFury ComicBook/NickFury nominates Creator/SamuelLJackson for himself. This being an obvious meta-reference, as Marvel had based Ultimate Nick Fury's likeness on Jackson, with the agreement that they'd cast him for the movie version when the time came.
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