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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.
9th Sep '15 4:14:25 PM nombretomado
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** In an issue of ''BatmanAndTheOutsiders'', Salah programs Re-Mac with several basic forms, one of them including Creator/GeorgeClooney, which amuses Grace Choi and irritates her girlfriend Anissa. This brings up the question if the George Clooney of that universe did indeed star in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', and what Batman himself would make of that.
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** In an issue of ''BatmanAndTheOutsiders'', ''ComicBook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders'', Salah programs Re-Mac with several basic forms, one of them including Creator/GeorgeClooney, which amuses Grace Choi and irritates her girlfriend Anissa. This brings up the question if the George Clooney of that universe did indeed star in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'', and what Batman himself would make of that.
23rd Aug '15 11:07:50 PM 10-13-2
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23rd Aug '15 11:05:49 PM 10-13-2
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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. 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.
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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.
18th Jul '15 6:33:47 PM nombretomado
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** This carries over to the video game MarvelVsCapcom3 which has both Deadpool and Ryu. Not only does he still use the Shoryuken, he explicitly recognizes the Capcom cast as originating from Video Games, stating he loves ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' whenever he fights a charater from those games, among other things (though they never seem to react). Either Deadpool is merely BreakingTheFourthWall again, or the Capcom characters actually do have video games in the Marvel universe, as the plot involves a scheme between villains of both worlds to merge them into one Earth. No word on whether Marvel comics exist in the Capcom world, however.
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** This carries over to the video game MarvelVsCapcom3 ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' which has both Deadpool and Ryu. Not only does he still use the Shoryuken, he explicitly recognizes the Capcom cast as originating from Video Games, stating he loves ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' whenever he fights a charater from those games, among other things (though they never seem to react). Either Deadpool is merely BreakingTheFourthWall again, or the Capcom characters actually do have video games in the Marvel universe, as the plot involves a scheme between villains of both worlds to merge them into one Earth. No word on whether Marvel comics exist in the Capcom world, however.
11th Jul '15 10:52:19 AM narm00
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*** In a "What the...!" short story The Thing (Ben Grimm) storms Marvel's office about the comics adaptation of a short encounter with a joke-villain. The match last all of a single second, where the comics depicts "[...] several pages of blows... all on my head!". When authors lament that not all of Fantastic Four's real adventure are epic enough, The Thing start using his own kind of diplomacy to discourage future humiliations.
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*** In a "What the...!" short story The Thing (Ben Grimm) storms Marvel's office about the comics adaptation of a short encounter with a joke-villain. The match last lasts all of a single second, where the comics comic depicts "[...] several pages of blows... all on my head!". When authors lament that not all of the Fantastic Four's real adventure are epic enough, The Thing start starts using his own kind of diplomacy to discourage future humiliations. humiliations.

* Averted (or arguably lampshaded) in the original ''Worlds Collide'' crossover between the DCU and the [[MilestoneComics Milestone Universe]]. The Milestone Universe has Superman comics, so when the Milestone heroes get cosmically shunted to the DCU, they know Superman's secret identity (and originally assume he's just some yutz dressed up like Superman). The more recent ''When Worlds Collide'' established that the two universes have since merged, presumably wiping out the Milestone heroes' inappropriate memories.
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* Averted (or arguably lampshaded) in the original ''Worlds Collide'' crossover between the DCU and the [[MilestoneComics [[Creator/MilestoneComics Milestone Universe]]. The Milestone Universe has had Superman comics, so when the Milestone heroes get got cosmically shunted to the DCU, they know knew Superman's secret identity (and originally assume he's assumed he was just some yutz dressed up like Superman). The more recent Later on, ''When Worlds Collide'' established that the two universes have had since merged, presumably wiping out the Milestone heroes' inappropriate memories.memories. Later still, the Milestone Universe became a separate universe in the DC multiverse, though whether they still have Superman comics is currently unknown. Given [[ComicBooksAreReal how the DC multiverse works]], it's not out of the question...

** This carries over to the video game MarvelVsCapcom3 which has both Deadpool and Ryu. Not only does he still use the Shoryuken, he explicitly recognizes the Capcom cast as originating from Video Games, stating he loves ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' whenever he fights a charater from those games, among other things (though they never seem to react). Either Deadpool is merely BreakingTheFourthWall again, or the capcom characters actually do have video games in the marvel universe, as the plot involves a scheme between villains of both worlds to merge them into one Earth. No word on whether Marvel comics exist in the Capcom world, however.
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** This carries over to the video game MarvelVsCapcom3 which has both Deadpool and Ryu. Not only does he still use the Shoryuken, he explicitly recognizes the Capcom cast as originating from Video Games, stating he loves ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' whenever he fights a charater from those games, among other things (though they never seem to react). Either Deadpool is merely BreakingTheFourthWall again, or the capcom Capcom characters actually do have video games in the marvel Marvel universe, as the plot involves a scheme between villains of both worlds to merge them into one Earth. No word on whether Marvel comics exist in the Capcom world, however.
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