History ComicBook / FiftyTwo

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.'''"
31st Oct '16 8:09:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Everyone. No, seriously, ''everyone''. This series manages to make [[CListFodder second stringers]] from the back pages of [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks decades-old stories]] into '''concentrated awesome'''.
24th Sep '16 1:03:19 PM morenohijazo
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* RuleOfEscalatingThreat: The entire population of Biyala (one of Franchise/TheDCU's {{Qurac}}s) is killed in a single issue. Despite the horrified reactions of characters at the time, this had never been mentioned before (since ''52'' was a prequel), and the few times it was brought up again, it was "Dangit! Some people died!" rather than being a horrible, culture-breaking genocide.
16th Aug '16 3:35:41 PM AnotherGuy
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* WhamShot: [[spoiler: Osiris being chowed down on by what the Black Adam Family thought was a Talky Tawny {{Expy}}, but actually one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.]]
16th Aug '16 3:30:30 PM AnotherGuy
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---> '''Ralph:''' [[spoiler: The flash? Full of Gingold.]]

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---> '''Ralph:''' [[spoiler: The flash? flask? Full of Gingold.]]
16th Aug '16 3:30:12 PM AnotherGuy
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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Ralph has been pretending to be TheAlcoholic. The drink in his flask? Gingold.]]



* WhamLine: When Renee discovers the truth about The Question's aversion to her smoking:
--> '''Renee:''' "When'd you quit?"
--> '''Question:''' "Not soon enough."

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* WhamLine: WhamLine:
**
When Renee discovers the truth about The Question's aversion to her smoking:
--> ---> '''Renee:''' "When'd When'd you quit?"
-->
quit?
--->
'''Question:''' "Not Not soon enough."enough.
** Ralph Dibney at the climax of his story.
---> '''Ralph:''' [[spoiler: The flash? Full of Gingold.]]
12th Aug '16 9:08:10 AM drac0blade
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** An issue has, Animal Man and Adam Strange stranded on a paradise-like planet with Starfire shower and talk with Animale Man while she is completly naked. Naturally there is SceneryCensor to cover her.

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** An early issue has, has Animal Man and Adam Strange stranded on a paradise-like planet with Starfire. In one scene, Starfire shower showers and talk talks with Animale Man while she is completly completely naked. Naturally there is SceneryCensor to cover her.
12th Aug '16 9:02:03 AM drac0blade
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* DependingOnTheArtist: The series retained a single breakdown artists (Keith Giffen) for all fifty-two issues to deliberately avert this trope and maintain consistent portrayals of characters throughout the series. There were minor variances over the year (the design of Natasha Irons when she first appears with ComicBook/InfinityInc does not match either her previous or later appearances, and the changing bust size of Renee Montoya and Kate Kane [[AccentuateTheNegative got a lot of criticism from internet reviewers]]), but these were few and far between.

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* DependingOnTheArtist: The series retained a single breakdown artists artist (Keith Giffen) for all fifty-two issues to deliberately avert this trope and maintain consistent portrayals of characters throughout the series. There were minor variances over the year (the design of Natasha Irons when she first appears with ComicBook/InfinityInc does not match either her previous or later appearances, and the changing bust size of Renee Montoya and Kate Kane [[AccentuateTheNegative got a lot of criticism from internet reviewers]]), but these were few and far between.
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