History ComicBook / FiftyTwo

19th Jul '17 1:02:38 PM SeptimusHeap
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** ''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis'' for ComicBook/BoosterGold, {{Steel}}, Black Adam, and the Space Heroes (Comicbook/AnimalMan, ComicBook/AdamStrange and [[Comicbook/TeenTitans Starfire]]), who all took part in either fighting the crisis itself or the set-up.

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** ''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis'' for ComicBook/BoosterGold, {{Steel}}, ComicBook/{{Steel}}, Black Adam, and the Space Heroes (Comicbook/AnimalMan, ComicBook/AdamStrange and [[Comicbook/TeenTitans Starfire]]), who all took part in either fighting the crisis itself or the set-up.



* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Natasha Irons, after a fallout with [[{{Steel}} her uncle]], enlists in the Lex Luthor Everyman Project and gains actual superpowers, going from a human in PoweredArmor to a human capable of ''crushing'' PoweredArmor. John Henry is infected with a metagene against his will and transforms into a being composed of stainless steel, capable of deflecting bullets and hurling blobs of molten metal.

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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Natasha Irons, after a fallout with [[{{Steel}} [[ComicBook/{{Steel}} her uncle]], enlists in the Lex Luthor Everyman Project and gains actual superpowers, going from a human in PoweredArmor to a human capable of ''crushing'' PoweredArmor. John Henry is infected with a metagene against his will and transforms into a being composed of stainless steel, capable of deflecting bullets and hurling blobs of molten metal.



* ThereAreNoTherapists: When all the heroes who went out into space in Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis are rescued and brought down to Australia they have all been mutated, transformed, merged or deformed in unique and disturbing ways. Original Franchise/GreenLantern Alan Scott got off lighter than almost anybody else - he only lost one eye, but even the eye he still has was not originally his and his daughter Jade died during the Crisis. {{Steel}} recognizes that, physical rehabilitation aside, all these returning heroes are going to need counseling to help them deal with what happened, but Alan is adamant that that is not even an option.

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: When all the heroes who went out into space in Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis are rescued and brought down to Australia they have all been mutated, transformed, merged or deformed in unique and disturbing ways. Original Franchise/GreenLantern Alan Scott got off lighter than almost anybody else - he only lost one eye, but even the eye he still has was not originally his and his daughter Jade died during the Crisis. {{Steel}} ComicBook/{{Steel}} recognizes that, physical rehabilitation aside, all these returning heroes are going to need counseling to help them deal with what happened, but Alan is adamant that that is not even an option.
11th Apr '17 9:50:28 AM DustSnitch
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The major consequences of the series on Franchise/TheDCU as a whole is proving that the [[spoiler: DC Multiverse still exists]] as well as setting up some of the future storylines of some of its major characters. It also set the standard for weekly yearlong series published by DC, which has yet to be equaled by any of the other series that have followed.

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The major consequences of the series on Franchise/TheDCU as a whole is proving that the [[spoiler: DC Multiverse still exists]] exists as well as setting up some of the future storylines of some of its major characters. It also set the standard for weekly yearlong series published by DC, which has yet to be equaled by any of the other series that have followed.
10th Apr '17 8:23:11 PM Temmere
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* SlouchOfVillainy: Black Adam on the cover of issue #45.
7th Apr '17 8:41:00 PM Temmere
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* SelfDeprecation: Mark Waid came up with the title for Week 35, "Rain of the Supermen." Not everyone thought the title was appropriate. Then in Week 38, an in-universe newspaper, The Daily Star, uses "Rain of the Supermen" as their headline about the event. A character comments, "What do you expect... The Daily Star's a rag that's been kissing Luthor's ass for years."
27th Feb '17 8:08:57 AM DLMaximum1
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* FridgeLogic: In-universe, Skeets is listing off the future-crimes of Metropolis while Booster Gold explains why each of them does not satisfy his needs of a big, showy crime to get himself back on top of the fame and money game. When Skeets eventually gets to a nuclear submarine crash in Midtown Booster explains that that one is particularly useless, since who will even ''notice'' him underwater at night--wait, how is a submarine going to crash in ''Midtown''?

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* FridgeLogic: In-universe, Skeets is listing off the future-crimes of Metropolis while Booster Gold explains why each of them does not satisfy his needs of a big, showy crime to get himself back on top of the fame and money game. When Skeets eventually gets to a nuclear submarine crash in Midtown Midtown, Booster explains that that one is particularly useless, since who will even ''notice'' him underwater at night--wait, how is a submarine going to crash in ''Midtown''?
27th Feb '17 8:07:44 AM DLMaximum1
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* FightingFingerprint: Renee Montoya realizes that Batwoman is her ex-girlfriend Kate Kane because she uses the exact same punching technique (in addition to the other clues.)

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* FightingFingerprint: Renee Montoya realizes that Batwoman is her ex-girlfriend Kate Kane because she uses the exact same punching technique (in addition to the other clues.)clues).
27th Feb '17 8:02:12 AM DLMaximum1
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** Rip Hunter lets slip that the Multiverse exists in front of [[MadScientist Doctor Sivanna]]. This was probably intended to lead in to ComicBook/TheMultiversity, where the bad doctor plays a key role, but given the long period of DevelopmentHell it languished in, that Sivanna's involvement had to be abandoned.
** [[spoiler: During the final clash against Mister Mind, Rip Hunter reveals that this will mark the beginning of Booster Gold's glory days, and "the dawn of something called the Megaverse." This was never brought up again. In fact, the follow up ''Booster Gold'' series centred around Booster actually having to retain his reputation as a "failed hero."]]

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** Rip Hunter lets slip that the Multiverse exists in front of [[MadScientist Doctor Sivanna]]. Sivana]]. This was probably intended to lead in to ComicBook/TheMultiversity, where the bad doctor plays a key role, but given the long period of DevelopmentHell it languished in, that Sivanna's Sivana's involvement had to be abandoned.
** [[spoiler: During the final clash against Mister Mind, Rip Hunter reveals that this will mark the beginning of Booster Gold's glory days, and "the dawn of something called the Megaverse." This was never brought up again. In fact, the follow up ''Booster Gold'' series centred centered around Booster actually having to retain his reputation as a "failed hero."]]



* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Sobek, who is actually Famine. Dr. Fate, who is actually Felix Faust, and Skeets, who is actually Mr. Mind.]]

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* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Sobek, who is actually Famine. Dr. Fate, who is actually Felix Faust, and Skeets, who is actually possessed by Mr. Mind.]]



** An early issue has Animal Man and Adam Strange stranded on a paradise-like planet with Starfire. In one scene, Starfire showers and talks with Animale Man while completely naked. Naturally there is SceneryCensor to cover her.

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** An early issue has Animal Man and Adam Strange stranded on a paradise-like planet with Starfire. In one scene, Starfire showers and talks with Animale Animal Man while completely naked. Naturally there is SceneryCensor to cover her.



** The original, Silver Age Supernova ''was'' Superman in disguise.

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** The original, original Silver Age Supernova ''was'' Superman in disguise.



* SmokingIsCool: [[SubvertedTrope No]]. [[{{Tearjerker}} No it is not]]. The Question explains to Renee in great detail all the problems with smoking, including what, exactly, is found within cigarettes. [[spoiler: Then you learn why The Question is so anti-smoking - he's dying from cancer due to a lifetime of puffing.]]

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* SmokingIsCool: [[SubvertedTrope No]]. [[{{Tearjerker}} No No... it is not]]. The Question explains to Renee in great detail all the problems with smoking, including what, exactly, is found within cigarettes. [[spoiler: Then you learn why The Question is so anti-smoking - he's dying from cancer due to a lifetime of puffing.]]



* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler:Black Adam]] during World War III

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* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler:Black Adam]] during World ''World War IIIIII''.



* WorldWarIII: The 50th week in the book, World War III is a week long war which boils down to [[spoiler: Black Adam vs. Everyone on Earth]]. Eventually a spinoff comic was written detailing it better (reviews were mixed, though).

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* WorldWarIII: The 50th week in the book, World ''World War III III'' is a week long war which boils down to [[spoiler: Black Adam vs. Everyone on Earth]]. Eventually Eventually, a spinoff comic was written detailing it better (reviews were mixed, though).



* WrongGenreSavvy: Renee Montoya. Her years on the Gotham City Police Department have taught her much about surveillance and the seedy underbelly of Gotham, and she is not even that surprised to fall down a hidden trap door after she enters the building...[[GenreShift and then she discovers the nightmarish alien monster and crates full of laser weaponry]].

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Renee Montoya. Her years on the Gotham City Police Department have taught her much about surveillance and the seedy underbelly of Gotham, and she is not even that surprised to fall down a hidden trap door after she enters the building... [[GenreShift and then she discovers the nightmarish alien monster and crates full of laser weaponry]].
6th Dec '16 8:39:13 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The trope is later played with by the GenreSavvy authors, who realised that past experiences would color the perspective of any readers. [[spoiler: ComicBook/BoosterGold]] was never meant to be KilledOffForReal, it was always planned to be [[FakingTheDead a deliberate trick to fool the villain]], but the writers wanted to conceal that fact from the audience and they knew that comic readers would ''automatically'' view any "death" with skepticism. So, they had to find a way to actually convince readers of his death while not actually killing him, and they eventually settled on the simple and effective plan of showing his corpse. The trade paperbacks feature several rough sketches of attempts to pull this off, with panels showing his bisected body falling to the ground in several places, but this was determined to come off as [[{{Narm}} hilarious instead of dramatic]]. The panel eventually decided upon was a half-success; fans did not actually believe [[spoiler: Booster Gold]] was dead, but they ''did'' believe that [[PutOnABus he was permanently out of the series.]]

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** The trope is later played with by the GenreSavvy authors, who realised that past experiences would color the perspective of any readers. [[spoiler: ComicBook/BoosterGold]] was never meant to be KilledOffForReal, it was always planned to be [[FakingTheDead a deliberate trick to fool the villain]], but the writers wanted to conceal that fact from the audience and they knew that comic readers would ''automatically'' view any "death" with skepticism. So, they had to find a way to actually convince readers of his death while not actually killing him, and they eventually settled on the simple and effective plan of showing his corpse. The trade paperbacks feature several rough sketches of attempts to pull this off, with panels showing his bisected body falling to the ground in several places, but this was determined to come off as [[{{Narm}} hilarious instead of dramatic]]. The panel eventually decided upon was a half-success; fans did not actually believe [[spoiler: Booster Gold]] was dead, but they ''did'' believe that [[PutOnABus he was permanently out of the series.]]



* GenreSavvy: The authors (See DeathIsCheap above). They have spent enough time in the comics industry to realize how the fans would react before they had even written the scene.



** Supernova's identity, even up to the very moment of his identity reveal. [[spoiler: The writers ''were'' going to have Booster shout, "Look at me! I'm Supernova!" just before getting killed trying to save the day, but decided GenreSavvy readers would pick that up as Supernova's identity.]]

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** Supernova's identity, even up to the very moment of his identity reveal. [[spoiler: The writers ''were'' going to have Booster shout, "Look at me! I'm Supernova!" just before getting killed trying to save the day, but decided GenreSavvy readers would pick that up as Supernova's identity.]]
5th Nov '16 2:22:00 PM DustSnitch
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-> '''PANEL 2''': "''I'm ComicBook/BoosterGold. I protect the past to ensure your future. And I am'' '''awesome.'''"

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-> '''PANEL 2''': "''I'm ComicBook/BoosterGold.Booster Gold. I protect the past to ensure your future. And I am'' '''awesome.'''"
5th Nov '16 2:21:49 PM DustSnitch
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-> '''PANEL 1''': "''I'm {{Steel}}, second-stringer from the Superman books. And I am'' '''awesome.'''"

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-> '''PANEL 1''': "''I'm {{Steel}}, Steel, second-stringer from the Superman books. And I am'' '''awesome.'''"



-> '''PANEL 3''': "''I'm [[ComicBook/ElongatedMan Ralph Dibny]]. I stretch and am a second-stringer on the Justice League. And I am'' '''awesome.'''"
-> '''PANEL 4''': "''We're Starfire, ComicBook/AnimalMan, and ComicBook/AdamStrange. And we're second-stringers from the DC universe. And we are'' '''awesome.'''"
-> '''PANEL 5''': "''I'm [[ComicBook/TheQuestion Renee Montoya]], second-stringer from the Batman books and [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries the Batman animated series.]] And I am'' '''a lesbian.''' ''And also very, very'' '''awesome.'''"

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-> '''PANEL 3''': "''I'm [[ComicBook/ElongatedMan Ralph Dibny]].Dibny. I stretch and am a second-stringer on the Justice League. And I am'' '''awesome.'''"
-> '''PANEL 4''': "''We're Starfire, ComicBook/AnimalMan, Animal Man, and ComicBook/AdamStrange.Adam Strange. And we're second-stringers from the DC universe. And we are'' '''awesome.'''"
-> '''PANEL 5''': "''I'm [[ComicBook/TheQuestion Renee Montoya]], Montoya, second-stringer from the Batman books and [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries the Batman animated series.]] series. And I am'' '''a lesbian.''' ''And also very, very'' '''awesome.'''"
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