History ComicBook / ElongatedMan

31st Aug '17 9:05:54 AM CosmicFerret
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A close friend of the (second) [[TheFlash Flash]] in whose series he appeared often. He got his own series in the backpages of ''Detective Comics'', lasting from issue #327 to #383 (May, 1964-January, 1969) with several new stories appearing in the same magazine during the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], though at irregular intervals. The series formula was to have Ralph and Sue traveling the globe, investigating crimes along the way. Don Markstein, a comic book historian, described them as a superhero version of [[Film/TheThinMan Nick and Nora Charles]].

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A close friend of the (second) [[TheFlash [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]] in whose series he appeared often. He got his own series in the backpages of ''Detective Comics'', lasting from issue #327 to #383 (May, 1964-January, 1969) with several new stories appearing in the same magazine during the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], though at irregular intervals. The series formula was to have Ralph and Sue traveling the globe, investigating crimes along the way. Don Markstein, a comic book historian, described them as a superhero version of [[Film/TheThinMan Nick and Nora Charles]].



* VitriolicBestBuds: With the third [[TheFlash Flash]], Wally West. While the two were definitely friends, Ralph loved to poke fun at Wally by comparing him to Barry Allen (the second [[TheFlash Flash]]).

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* VitriolicBestBuds: With the third [[TheFlash [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]], Wally West. While the two were definitely friends, Ralph loved to poke fun at Wally by comparing him to Barry Allen (the second [[TheFlash [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]]).
26th Aug '17 8:52:41 PM rwe1138
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Ralph also joined the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} in [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. Along with Sue he was an important part of the [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational League's more comedic period]]. Sadly, he's remembered today more for the fact that his wife was both raped AND murdered in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis''. He died shortly afterwards in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' while trying to find a way to resurrect her (at least he brought down an evil sorcerer and a major demon in the process). [[spoiler:Sadly, the demon escaped later, despite the trap seemingly being absolutely inescapable]]. They have both reappeared as ghosts since, with the ability to possess people for short periods of time, a la Deadman.

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Ralph also joined the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} in [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. Along with Sue he was an important part of the [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational League's more comedic period]]. Sadly, he's remembered today more for the fact that his wife was both raped AND murdered in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis''. He died shortly afterwards in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' while trying to find a way to resurrect her (at least he brought down an evil sorcerer and a major demon in the process). [[spoiler:Sadly, the demon escaped later, despite the trap seemingly being absolutely inescapable]]. They have both reappeared as ghosts since, with the ability to possess people for short periods of time, a à la Deadman.
26th Aug '17 8:51:57 PM rwe1138
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Ralph also joined the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} in [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. Along with Sue he was an important part of the [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational League's more comedic period]]. Sadly, he's remembered today more for the fact that his wife was both raped AND murdered in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis''. He died shortly afterwards in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' while trying to find a way to resurrect her (at least he brought down an evil sorcerer and a major demon in the process). [[spoiler:Sadly, the demon escaped later, despite the trap seemingly being absolutely inescapable]]. They have both reappeared as ghosts since, with the ability to possess people for short periods of time, ala Deadman.

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Ralph also joined the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} in [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. Along with Sue he was an important part of the [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational League's more comedic period]]. Sadly, he's remembered today more for the fact that his wife was both raped AND murdered in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis''. He died shortly afterwards in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' while trying to find a way to resurrect her (at least he brought down an evil sorcerer and a major demon in the process). [[spoiler:Sadly, the demon escaped later, despite the trap seemingly being absolutely inescapable]]. They have both reappeared as ghosts since, with the ability to possess people for short periods of time, ala a la Deadman.
20th Aug '17 9:50:21 AM SirSapphire
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* UglyGuyHotWife: According to Sue, he's a 7. Note that she was a DeadpanSnarker. However, according to Ralph in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'', Sue was only attracted to ''him'' and not the more conventionally attractive superheroes like Barry Allen at a party.

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* UglyGuyHotWife: According to Sue, he's a 7. Note that she was a DeadpanSnarker. However, according to Ralph in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'', Sue was only ever attracted to ''him'' and not the more conventionally attractive and powerful superheroes like Barry Allen at a party.
31st Jul '17 2:30:44 PM pepsimax
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The character is currently set to appear in the fourth season of Creator/TheCW's ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'', portrayed there by Hartley Sawyer. This iteration of Dibny will be a fast-talking private investigator who, upon gaining his stretching ability, assists Team Flash in their crimefighting..

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The character is currently set to appear in the fourth season of Creator/TheCW's ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'', portrayed there by Hartley Sawyer. This iteration of Dibny will be a fast-talking private investigator who, upon gaining his stretching ability, assists Team Flash in their crimefighting..crimefighting.
31st Jul '17 2:30:22 PM pepsimax
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The character is currently set to appear in the fourth season of Creator/TheCW's ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'', portrayed there by Hartley Sawyer. This iteration of Dibny will be a fast-talking private investigator who, upon gaining his stretching ability, assists Team Flash in their crimefighting..
25th Jan '17 8:45:56 PM themisterfree
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He appeared in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Batman: The Brave and the Bold]]'', where he spent his time lamenting ComicBook/PlasticMan's fame.

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He appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' as a member of the newly-expanded League, and in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Batman: The Brave and the Bold]]'', where he spent his time lamenting ComicBook/PlasticMan's fame.
9th Nov '16 2:41:38 PM KrspaceT
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* ShooOutTheClowns: Has not reappeared in the ComicBook/{{New 52}}.

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* ShooOutTheClowns: Has not reappeared in the ComicBook/{{New 52}}.52}} [[spoiler:until the later period of experimentation before Comicbook/DCRebirth. If he's back on the bus there remains to be seen]]
5th Oct '16 7:51:23 PM SirSapphire
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* GreenLanternRing: Ralph's shapeshifting can be surprisingly versatile.

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* GreenLanternRing: Ralph's shapeshifting can be surprisingly versatile. Especially considering that unlike Plastic Man Ralph cannot ''truly'' shapeshift, only elongate himself in various ways.
25th Aug '16 2:42:05 PM Exxolon
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