History ComicBook / InspectorSpacetime

14th Nov '15 3:56:41 PM nombretomado
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* ArtShift: Due to strict deadlines, about a third of the comics consist of immobile stick figures with transcripts taken from various episodes pasted over their heads. And the less said about the issue drawn (and, alas, written) by RobLiefeld, the better.

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* ArtShift: Due to strict deadlines, about a third of the comics consist of immobile stick figures with transcripts taken from various episodes pasted over their heads. And the less said about the issue drawn (and, alas, written) by RobLiefeld, Creator/RobLiefeld, the better.
14th Jan '14 6:02:32 PM nombretomado
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In 1967, English publishing house Creation and Concept Comics Publications' first issue of ''Inspector Spacetime'' hit the newsstands. While the series has earned its share of accolades -- AlanMoore and WarrenEllis, both longtime fans of the ''Inspector'''s adventures, have written a few award-winning issues -- it's also drawn its share of criticism for cutting corners, and is regarded as one of the most wildly uneven comics series of all time. Nevertheless, this is the only comic adaptation true enough to the source material to even qualify as part of the ExpandedUniverse.

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In 1967, English publishing house Creation and Concept Comics Publications' first issue of ''Inspector Spacetime'' hit the newsstands. While the series has earned its share of accolades -- AlanMoore Creator/AlanMoore and WarrenEllis, both longtime fans of the ''Inspector'''s adventures, have written a few award-winning issues -- it's also drawn its share of criticism for cutting corners, and is regarded as one of the most wildly uneven comics series of all time. Nevertheless, this is the only comic adaptation true enough to the source material to even qualify as part of the ExpandedUniverse.
16th Jun '12 8:48:22 AM FELH2
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* CerebusSyndrome: Over the course of its run, the series became more and more burdened with its authors' half-baked political, religious, and philosophical views. The book was canceled in the middle of an arc about the 22nd Inspector riding a colossal robotic AynRand into battle against God while wielding a marijuana leaf made out of flaming swords.

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* CerebusSyndrome: Over the course of its run, the series became more and more burdened with its authors' half-baked political, religious, and philosophical views. The book was canceled in the middle of an arc about the 22nd Inspector riding a colossal robotic AynRand Creator/AynRand into battle against God while wielding a marijuana leaf made out of flaming swords.



* ShoutOut: When the Inspector is asked his age, he responds that he is "[[DragonBallZ Over 9000.]]" This might jokingly refer to AkiraToriyama's brief involvement with the manga.

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* ShoutOut: When the Inspector is asked his age, he responds that he is "[[DragonBallZ Over 9000.]]" This might jokingly refer to AkiraToriyama's brief involvement with the manga.
24th May '12 12:28:26 PM MarkLungo
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* CrossOver: The issue drawn by Robert Crumb introduced FritzTheCat to the ''IS'' universe.

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* CrossOver: The issue drawn by Robert Crumb introduced FritzTheCat ComicBook/FritzTheCat to the ''IS'' universe.
1st May '12 1:19:47 PM btravern
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The ''Inspector Spacetime'' manga spinoff (大胆な現実の調査官4, or ''Bold Reality Investigator Four'') was released in Japan between 1989 and 1992. It focuses on Reality Investigator (loosely based on Marius Goring's Fourth Inspector), a moody but stunningly beautiful alien prince who rights wrongs throughout all spacetime with the help of a pagoda-shaped time traveling phonebooth, a perky high-school girl named Ayano, and a cute robot cat named Nyuichi.

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The ''Inspector Spacetime'' manga spinoff (大胆な現実の調査官4, or ''Bold Reality Investigator Four'') was released in Japan between 1989 and 1992. It focuses on Reality Investigator (loosely based on Marius Goring's Fourth Inspector), a moody but stunningly beautiful alien prince who rights wrongs throughout all spacetime with the help of a pagoda-shaped time traveling phonebooth, travelling phonebox, a perky high-school girl named Ayano, and a cute robot cat named Nyuichi.
5th Apr '12 2:12:35 AM Malitia
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25th Mar '12 8:09:35 PM btravern
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* ShoutOut: When the Inspector is asked his age, he responds that he is "[[DragonBallZ Over 9000.]]" This might jokingly refer to AkiraToriyama's brief involvement with the manga.
14th Feb '12 7:23:33 AM MagFlare
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[[folder:American Comic]]

In the early '70s, ArchieComics, on the lookout for hot new properties and aware that American teens were still gripped by the anglophilia that followed in the wake of Beatlemania, purchased the rights to produce a comics series (under its Red Circle imprint) about the burgeoning British phenomenon that was ''Inspector Spacetime.'' They then immediately forgot what they were doing and handed the writing duties over to Henry "Bud" Wickerman and L. W. Grievely, two interns whose lack of writing experience or knowledge of ''Inspector Spacetime'' was balanced by their enthusiasm and love of illegal drugs. Starting in 1973, the team produced over 400 (increasingly convoluted and surreal) ''IS'' comics which fans now call "ISRC" (for "''Inspector Spacetime'' Red Circle") or "UMC" (for "unadulterated madness comics").

ISRC was finally canceled in 1979 when a new bill closed the obscure tax loophole that had allowed the comic to remain profitable despite its readership of approximately thirty people. The comics are now valuable collector's items.

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[[folder:American [[folder:British Comic]]

In the early '70s, ArchieComics, on the lookout for hot new properties 1967, English publishing house Creation and aware that American teens were still gripped by the anglophilia that followed in the wake of Beatlemania, purchased the rights to produce a comics series (under its Red Circle imprint) about the burgeoning British phenomenon that was ''Inspector Spacetime.'' They then immediately forgot what they were doing and handed the writing duties over to Henry "Bud" Wickerman and L. W. Grievely, two interns whose lack of writing experience or knowledge Concept Comics Publications' first issue of ''Inspector Spacetime'' was balanced by their enthusiasm hit the newsstands. While the series has earned its share of accolades -- AlanMoore and love WarrenEllis, both longtime fans of illegal drugs. Starting in 1973, the team produced over 400 (increasingly convoluted ''Inspector'''s adventures, have written a few award-winning issues -- it's also drawn its share of criticism for cutting corners, and surreal) ''IS'' is regarded as one of the most wildly uneven comics which fans now call "ISRC" (for "''Inspector Spacetime'' Red Circle") or "UMC" (for "unadulterated madness comics").

ISRC was finally canceled in 1979 when a new bill closed
series of all time. Nevertheless, this is the obscure tax loophole that had allowed the only comic adaptation true enough to remain profitable despite its readership the source material to even qualify as part of approximately thirty people. The comics are now valuable collector's items.the ExpandedUniverse.



* CerebusSyndrome: Over the course of its run, the series became more and more burdened with its authors' half-baked political, religious, and philosophical views. The book was canceled in the middle of an arc about the 22nd Inspector riding a colossal robotic AynRand into battle against God while wielding a marijuana leaf made out of flaming swords.
* ContinuitySnarl: Over the course of four hundred issues, the comic develops a rich, textured, and completely self-contradictory continuity. The Inspector is variously said to be a.) an ascended human, b.) the last member of an alien race, c.) the son of God, d.) the son of two differently-gendered versions of himself from the future, and e.) a peyote-induced hallucination.
* CrossOver: The issue drawn by Robert Crumb introduced FritzTheCat to the ''IS'' universe.
* DisownedAdaptation: Needless to say.

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* CerebusSyndrome: Over ArtShift: Due to strict deadlines, about a third of the course comics consist of its run, the series became more and more burdened immobile stick figures with its authors' half-baked political, religious, and philosophical views. The book was canceled in transcripts taken from various episodes pasted over their heads. And the middle of an arc less said about the 22nd Inspector riding a colossal robotic AynRand into battle against God while wielding a marijuana leaf made out of flaming swords.
* ContinuitySnarl: Over the course of four hundred issues, the comic develops a rich, textured, and completely self-contradictory continuity. The Inspector is variously said to be a.) an ascended human, b.) the last member of an alien race, c.) the son of God, d.) the son of two differently-gendered versions of himself from the future, and e.) a peyote-induced hallucination.
* CrossOver: The
issue drawn (and, alas, written) by Robert Crumb introduced FritzTheCat to RobLiefeld, the ''IS'' universe.
better.
* DisownedAdaptation: Needless to say.
RaceLift: The first few issues in the Tenth Inspector's run depict him as white. In a later issue the Inspector claims he was [[LampshadeHanging "feeling a bit peaked from Venusian flu"]] at the time.



[[folder:Japanese Comic]]

The ''Inspector Spacetime'' manga spinoff (大胆な現実の調査官4, or ''Bold Reality Investigator Four'') was released in Japan between 1989 and 1992. It focuses on Reality Investigator (loosely based on Marius Goring's Fourth Inspector), a moody but stunningly beautiful alien prince who rights wrongs throughout all spacetime with the help of a pagoda-shaped time traveling phonebooth, a perky high-school girl named Ayano, and a cute robot cat named Nyuichi.

to:

[[folder:Japanese
[[folder:American
Comic]]

The In the early '70s, ArchieComics, on the lookout for hot new properties and aware that American teens were still gripped by the anglophilia that followed in the wake of Beatlemania, purchased the rights to produce a comics series (under its Red Circle imprint) about the burgeoning British phenomenon that was ''Inspector Spacetime.'' They then immediately forgot what they were doing and handed the writing duties over to Henry "Bud" Wickerman and L. W. Grievely, two interns whose lack of writing experience or knowledge of ''Inspector Spacetime'' manga spinoff (大胆な現実の調査官4, or ''Bold Reality Investigator Four'') was released in Japan between 1989 balanced by their enthusiasm and 1992. It focuses on Reality Investigator (loosely based on Marius Goring's Fourth Inspector), a moody but stunningly beautiful alien prince who rights wrongs throughout all spacetime with love of illegal drugs. Starting in 1973, the help of a pagoda-shaped time traveling phonebooth, a perky high-school girl named Ayano, team produced over 400 (increasingly convoluted and surreal) ''IS'' comics which fans now call "ISRC" (for "''Inspector Spacetime'' Red Circle") or "UMC" (for "unadulterated madness comics").

ISRC was finally canceled in 1979 when
a cute robot cat named Nyuichi.new bill closed the obscure tax loophole that had allowed the comic to remain profitable despite its readership of approximately thirty people. The comics are now valuable collector's items.



* {{Bishounen}}: Reality Investigator, so much.
* CallingYourAttacks: "Visual Satchel Blade, GO!"
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Nyuichi, the manga's version of FE-Line.
* TournamentArc: For reasons that aren't fully explained, Reality Investigator spends six issues engaging a series of opponents, including his previous three metamorphoses, in superpowered martial arts battles. These issues bear AkiraToriyama's signature art style, although the work is credited to a mysterious manga-ka named "[[SignificantAnagram Mayor Ita]]."

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* {{Bishounen}}: Reality Investigator, so much.
* CallingYourAttacks: "Visual Satchel Blade, GO!"
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Nyuichi,
CerebusSyndrome: Over the manga's version course of FE-Line.
* TournamentArc: For reasons that aren't fully explained, Reality Investigator spends six issues engaging a
its run, the series of opponents, including his previous three metamorphoses, became more and more burdened with its authors' half-baked political, religious, and philosophical views. The book was canceled in superpowered martial arts battles. These issues bear AkiraToriyama's signature art style, although the work middle of an arc about the 22nd Inspector riding a colossal robotic AynRand into battle against God while wielding a marijuana leaf made out of flaming swords.
* ContinuitySnarl: Over the course of four hundred issues, the comic develops a rich, textured, and completely self-contradictory continuity. The Inspector
is credited variously said to be a.) an ascended human, b.) the last member of an alien race, c.) the son of God, d.) the son of two differently-gendered versions of himself from the future, and e.) a mysterious manga-ka named "[[SignificantAnagram Mayor Ita]]."
peyote-induced hallucination.
* CrossOver: The issue drawn by Robert Crumb introduced FritzTheCat to the ''IS'' universe.
* DisownedAdaptation: Needless to say.



[[folder:British Comic]]

In 1967, English publishing house Creation and Concept Comics Publications' first issue of ''Inspector Spacetime'' hit the newsstands. While the series has earned its share of accolades -- AlanMoore and WarrenEllis, both longtime fans of the ''Inspector'''s adventures, have written a few award-winning issues -- it's also drawn its share of criticism for cutting corners, and is regarded as one of the most wildly uneven comics series of all time. Nevertheless, this is the only comic adaptation true enough to the source material to even qualify as part of the ExpandedUniverse.

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[[folder:British [[folder:Japanese Comic]]

In 1967, English publishing house Creation and Concept Comics Publications' first issue of The ''Inspector Spacetime'' hit manga spinoff (大胆な現実の調査官4, or ''Bold Reality Investigator Four'') was released in Japan between 1989 and 1992. It focuses on Reality Investigator (loosely based on Marius Goring's Fourth Inspector), a moody but stunningly beautiful alien prince who rights wrongs throughout all spacetime with the newsstands. While the series has earned its share help of accolades -- AlanMoore a pagoda-shaped time traveling phonebooth, a perky high-school girl named Ayano, and WarrenEllis, both longtime fans of the ''Inspector'''s adventures, have written a few award-winning issues -- it's also drawn its share of criticism for cutting corners, and is regarded as one of the most wildly uneven comics series of all time. Nevertheless, this is the only comic adaptation true enough to the source material to even qualify as part of the ExpandedUniverse.cute robot cat named Nyuichi.



* ArtShift: Due to strict deadlines, about a third of the comics consist of immobile stick figures with transcripts taken from various episodes pasted over their heads. And the less said about the issue drawn (and, alas, written) by RobLiefeld, the better.
* RaceLift: The first few issues in the Tenth Inspector's run depict him as white. In a later issue the Inspector claims he was [[LampshadeHanging "feeling a bit peaked from Venusian flu"]] at the time.

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* ArtShift: Due to strict deadlines, about a third of {{Bishounen}}: Reality Investigator, so much.
* CallingYourAttacks: "Visual Satchel Blade, GO!"
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Nyuichi,
the comics consist manga's version of immobile stick figures with transcripts taken from various episodes pasted over their heads. And the less said about the issue drawn (and, alas, written) by RobLiefeld, the better.
FE-Line.
* RaceLift: The first few TournamentArc: For reasons that aren't fully explained, Reality Investigator spends six issues engaging a series of opponents, including his previous three metamorphoses, in superpowered martial arts battles. These issues bear AkiraToriyama's signature art style, although the Tenth Inspector's run depict him as white. In work is credited to a later issue the Inspector claims he was [[LampshadeHanging "feeling a bit peaked from Venusian flu"]] at the time.
mysterious manga-ka named "[[SignificantAnagram Mayor Ita]]."
14th Feb '12 7:21:11 AM MagFlare
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In 2007, English publishing house Creation and Concept Comics Publications' first issue of ''Inspector Spacetime'' hit comic shops and newsstands. While the series has earned its share of accolades -- AlanMoore and WarrenEllis, both longtime fans of the ''Inspector'''s adventures, have written a few award-winning issues -- it's also drawn its share of criticism for cutting corners, and is regarded as one of the most wildly uneven comics series of all time. Nevertheless, this is the only comic adaptation true enough to the source material to even qualify as part of the ExpandedUniverse.

to:

In 2007, 1967, English publishing house Creation and Concept Comics Publications' first issue of ''Inspector Spacetime'' hit comic shops and the newsstands. While the series has earned its share of accolades -- AlanMoore and WarrenEllis, both longtime fans of the ''Inspector'''s adventures, have written a few award-winning issues -- it's also drawn its share of criticism for cutting corners, and is regarded as one of the most wildly uneven comics series of all time. Nevertheless, this is the only comic adaptation true enough to the source material to even qualify as part of the ExpandedUniverse.



* RaceLift: The first few issues depict the Tenth Inspector as white. In a later issue the Inspector claims he was [[LampshadeHanging "feeling a bit peaked from Venusian flu"]] at the time.

to:

* RaceLift: The first few issues depict in the Tenth Inspector Inspector's run depict him as white. In a later issue the Inspector claims he was [[LampshadeHanging "feeling a bit peaked from Venusian flu"]] at the time.
5th Jan '12 6:39:31 PM MagFlare
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In the early '70s, ArchieComics, on the lookout for hot new properties and aware that American teens were still gripped by the anglophilia that followed in the wake of Beatlemania, purchased the rights to produce a comics series about the burgeoning British phenomenon that was ''Inspector Spacetime.'' They then immediately forgot what they were doing and handed the writing duties over to Henry "Bud" Wickerman and L. W. Grievely, two interns whose lack of writing experience or knowledge of ''Inspector Spacetime'' was balanced by their enthusiasm and love of illegal drugs. Starting in 1973, the team produced over 400 (increasingly convoluted and surreal) ''IS'' comics which fans now call "ISAC" (for "''Inspector Spacetime'' Archie Comics") or "UMC" (for "unadulterated madness comics").

ISAC was finally canceled in 1979 when a new bill closed the obscure tax loophole that had allowed the comic to remain profitable despite its readership of approximately thirty people. The comics are now valuable collector's items.

to:

In the early '70s, ArchieComics, on the lookout for hot new properties and aware that American teens were still gripped by the anglophilia that followed in the wake of Beatlemania, purchased the rights to produce a comics series (under its Red Circle imprint) about the burgeoning British phenomenon that was ''Inspector Spacetime.'' They then immediately forgot what they were doing and handed the writing duties over to Henry "Bud" Wickerman and L. W. Grievely, two interns whose lack of writing experience or knowledge of ''Inspector Spacetime'' was balanced by their enthusiasm and love of illegal drugs. Starting in 1973, the team produced over 400 (increasingly convoluted and surreal) ''IS'' comics which fans now call "ISAC" "ISRC" (for "''Inspector Spacetime'' Archie Comics") Red Circle") or "UMC" (for "unadulterated madness comics").

ISAC ISRC was finally canceled in 1979 when a new bill closed the obscure tax loophole that had allowed the comic to remain profitable despite its readership of approximately thirty people. The comics are now valuable collector's items.
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