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21st Apr '18 9:40:31 AM CaptainTedium
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* BittersweetEnding: [[ItWasHisSled Gwen Stacy dies]]. Phil can't believe people would simply forget about her and go on, eventually realizing that he's inside the story now instead of outside and he can't be objective. So he retires with his wife and daughters.

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* BittersweetEnding: BittersweetEnding:
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[[ItWasHisSled Gwen Stacy dies]]. Phil can't believe people would simply forget about her and go on, eventually realizing that he's inside the story now instead of outside and he can't be objective. So he retires with his wife and daughters.daughters.
** The follow-up miniseries ''Marvels: Eye of the Camera'' has Phil die of lung cancer before he can finish his new book. On the bright side, he is at peace with his final hours, he got to see Maggie again and be assured that she's alright, and his daughters and Maggie decide to finish his book after he passes away.
7th Apr '18 7:05:57 AM DoctorNemesis
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* RealityEnsues: The epic duel between Jim Hammond/the Android Torch and Namor is beautiful to look at, but it also causes insane amounts of property damage and injures thousands of people, as well as scaring the public, and Phil as well, who fears that his kids could be in danger if Namor goes on another rampage.

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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
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The epic duel between Jim Hammond/the Android Torch and Namor is beautiful to look at, but it also causes insane amounts of property damage and injures thousands of people, as well as scaring the public, and Phil as well, who fears that his kids could be in danger if Namor goes on another rampage.rampage.
** Phil's reaction to losing an eye in the above counts as well. When his friends and loved ones come to visit him, he cracks a joke about planning to enact vengeance on all superheroes for his loss, before laughing it off and proposing to his girlfriend instead. Because outside of comic books, people tend not to react to personal injuries and setbacks by swearing creative revenge on people who were tangentially involved at best and becoming supervillains.
21st Jan '18 12:57:36 AM SilentStranger
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* AiIsACrapshoot: The original Sentinels turn on Bolivar Trask basically the second they're activated, telling their creator that they have no intention of following anyones orders and will wipe out all mutants. That is, ''all mutants''. Like, you know, humans?


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* EvolutionaryLevels: Being a homage to the original Marvel series, ''Marvels'' presents the X-Men like they were originally introduced. In other words, through a complete misunderstanding how evolution works. Not only does it get evolution wrong, it gets ''radiation'' wrong, since the original X-Men were in part the result of atomic pollution. As any modern day reader with basic education knows, not only does radiation not work like that, neither does evolution. Mutants are not the "next stage in evolution" any more than having red hair or a sixth finger is.
8th Jan '18 5:24:36 AM CaptainTedium
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* DeconReconSwitch: It's a deconstruction in showing how scary it would really be if a bunch of masked men with godlike powers started showing up, but then reconstructs it to show how awesome and heroic it would be too, especially when they save the day.



* {{Reconstruction}} / {{Deconstruction}}: It's a deconstruction in showing how scary it would really be if a bunch of masked men with godlike powers started showing up, but then reconstructs it to show how awesome and heroic it would be too, especially when they save the day.
6th Jan '18 5:57:45 AM erforce
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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Alex Ross used models for certain characters, such as [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]] for Namor, TimothyDalton for Tony Stark, [[Series/GilligansIsland Russel Johnson]] for Reed Richards, and, most notably, Creator/PatrickStewart for Professor Xavier, years before the actor [[Film/XMen would be cast for that same character]]. Don Knotts also appears as Frederick Foswell, a reporter for the Daily Bugle.

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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Alex Ross used models for certain characters, such as [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]] for Namor, TimothyDalton Creator/TimothyDalton for Tony Stark, [[Series/GilligansIsland Russel Johnson]] for Reed Richards, and, most notably, Creator/PatrickStewart for Professor Xavier, years before the actor [[Film/XMen [[Film/XMen1 would be cast for that same character]]. Don Knotts also appears as Frederick Foswell, a reporter for the Daily Bugle.
7th Dec '17 9:25:32 PM SilentStranger
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* OneHundredPercentAdorationRating: Everyone ''loves'' Captain America, to the point that he never gets slandered the way other heroes do.



** The Thing deals with this too, despite him being part of the beloved Fantastic Four.



* BewareTheSuperman: When the Human Torch and Namor first appeared on the scene, this was most peoples reaction, even after the Torch began to operate as a hero. It mostly fell by the wayside with the introduction of Captain America, but flares up again during the anti-mutant hysteria in the 60's, which bleeds over onto other heroes as well.



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%%* InnocentBystanderSeries* InnocentBystanderSeries: The entire point of the series, showcasing just how it would feel to suddenly be surrounded by metahumans.


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* RageBreakingPoint: The anti-mutant riots in the 60's are kicked off by the original Sentinels going rogue during the television debate between Xavier and Bolivar Trask. Phil notes that they're not really specifically anti-mutant so much as the straw that broke the camels back on a population who's been living in mortal fear almost constantly for 20 years and are now just lashing out with mutants as a convenient excuse.


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* TheEndIsNigh: Phil and his family encounter a street preacher loudly announcing the end of the world when they visit a zoo, and claims that superbeings are heralds of the Apocalypse. Phil tells him off for scaring his daughters. Ironically, he's not entirerly wrong, as this is the day Galactus arrives on Earth.
7th Oct '17 10:16:46 PM DoctorNemesis
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* {{Irony}}: Phil has nothing but disdain for Peter Parker, viewing him as a snot-nosed creep profiting from J. Jonah Jameson's obsessive vendetta against Spider-Man... whom Phil admires.
16th Jul '17 10:47:12 AM nombretomado
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* ImproperlyPlacedFirearms: In the newsreel and the ending WW2 scene, the Japanese and German soldiers are somehow almost all equipped with classic gangster [[CoolGuns/SubmachineGuns Tommy Guns]] instead of the MP-40 or Arikara rifle. Justified, though, as the Golden Age comics often depicted Mooks using the Thompson M1921/M1928, due to it being the typical "[[GoodGunsBadGuns bad guy gun]]" at the time.

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* ImproperlyPlacedFirearms: In the newsreel and the ending WW2 [=WW2=] scene, the Japanese and German soldiers are somehow almost all equipped with classic gangster [[CoolGuns/SubmachineGuns Tommy Guns]] instead of the MP-40 or Arikara rifle. Justified, though, as the Golden Age comics often depicted Mooks using the Thompson M1921/M1928, due to it being the typical "[[GoodGunsBadGuns bad guy gun]]" at the time.
18th Jun '17 10:23:50 AM Overfiend
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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Alex Ross used models for certain characters, such as [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]] for Namor, TimothyDalton for Tony Stark, [[Series/GilligansIsland Russel Johnson]] for Reed Richards, and, most notably, Creator/PatrickStewart for Professor Xavier, years before the actor [[Film/XMen would be cast for that same character]]. Don Knotts also appears as an extra.

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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Alex Ross used models for certain characters, such as [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]] for Namor, TimothyDalton for Tony Stark, [[Series/GilligansIsland Russel Johnson]] for Reed Richards, and, most notably, Creator/PatrickStewart for Professor Xavier, years before the actor [[Film/XMen would be cast for that same character]]. Don Knotts also appears as an extra.Frederick Foswell, a reporter for the Daily Bugle.
28th May '17 4:32:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/{{Ruins}}'' (Aug-Sep 1995), a CrapsackWorld version by WarrenEllis

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* ''ComicBook/{{Ruins}}'' (Aug-Sep 1995), a CrapsackWorld version by WarrenEllisCreator/WarrenEllis
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