History ComicBook / Marville

4th Apr '18 1:39:10 PM rjd1922
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** Ted Turner trying to convince bystanders to save the world from a meteor shower by Tomahawk Chopping the meteorites (as mentioned in the ColonyDrop example above). One man calls him out on his, but only because it'd be offensive to Native Americans.

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** Ted Turner trying to convince bystanders to save the world from a meteor shower by Tomahawk Chopping the meteorites (as mentioned in the ColonyDrop example above). One man calls him out on his, but only because [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad it'd be offensive to Native Americans.Americans]].



* RecapEpisode[=/=]PostModernism: Issue #6 is Kal pitching the events of the earlier issues to an unnamed person.

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* RecapEpisode[=/=]PostModernism: Issue #6 is Kal pitching the events of the earlier issues to an unnamed person.comic editor.



** There's a jab aimed at Jemas' competitor Creator/PeterDavid in Issue #2, when says David has ''no fans'' (while Radio/RushLimbaugh has ''tons'' of fans).

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** There's a jab aimed at Jemas' competitor Creator/PeterDavid in Issue #2, when the comic says David has ''no fans'' (while Radio/RushLimbaugh has ''tons'' of fans).fans) and portrays him as a homeless bum.



** As shown in the {{Irony}} entry, Bill Jemas is not very respectful to his competitor Peter David.
2nd Mar '18 3:37:31 PM DrakeClawfang
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* CerebusSyndrome: It went from a "parody" comic to a philosophical comic about life, the universe, and everything after the first two issues. Amusingly, it results in the comic becoming even weirder than it already was in contrast to most examples of the trope. Also doubles as GoingCosmic.
** If Bill Jemas will have you believe, he seems to think if you buy this comic and understand the "depths" of the story, it will bring about World Peace.

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* CerebusSyndrome: It went from a "parody" comic of superhero comics with social satire, to a philosophical comic about life, the universe, and everything after the first two issues. Amusingly, in contrast to most examples of the trope, it results in the comic becoming even weirder and unintentionally funnier than when it already was in contrast actually trying to most examples of the trope. Also doubles as GoingCosmic.
** If Bill Jemas will have you believe, he seems to think if you buy this comic and understand the "depths" of the story, it will bring about World Peace.
be funny.


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* DontExplainTheJoke: Oh so horribly averted. The first two issues open with an "Insider's Guide" page explaining who various celebrities and superheroes are, so as to ensure when those characters appear in the comic, the reader "gets" the jokes behind their antics. As you might expect, it doesn't work; even if the jokes ''were'' funny in the first place, the comic had explained them to you before the jokes even happened.
2nd Mar '18 11:41:14 AM DrakeClawfang
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* RandomEventsPlot: A summary of the six issues goes as follows: Superman parody, political satire starring superheroes, the cast meets God at the dawn of creation, the cast runs from dinosaurs in the Jurassic Age, the cast meets Wolverine as the first human being leading cave people, Al recaps the series in the framing device of pitching the story to a comic editor. Along the way the reasons for characters doing things change constantly, even in the same issue, and the writer seems to forgot plot points he made in previous issues.

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* RandomEventsPlot: A summary of the six issues goes as follows: Superman parody, parody starring random pop cultural figures; political satire starring superheroes, superheroes and pop cultural figures; the cast meets God at travels back to the dawn of creation, creation to meet God and learn the meaning of life; the cast runs from dinosaurs in travels to the Jurassic Age, age and meets talking, sapient dinosaurs; the cast meets discovers Wolverine as is the first human being leading cave people, people in pre-historic times and is immortal because of his status as the first human; Al recaps the series in the framing device of pitching the story to a comic editor. Along the way the reasons for characters doing things change constantly, even in the same issue, and the writer seems to forgot plot points he made in previous issues.
27th Feb '18 8:56:23 PM DrakeClawfang
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* PlotHole: You can't go more than three steps without falling into one. Around issues #3-#5, the Time Machine's mechanics become a little confusing and inconsistent. The characters decide to use a bag, some water, and a pre-historic life form to check what year they're arriving at, but it's never explained how ''they're'' not aging along with it, either, and a panel ago, there's a window on the time machine, rendering their "biological clock" a little pointless. Also, they claim that the time machine does not move from the location they started from, but Al was sent into the middle of the street when he first arrived in the past. And let's not forget the Time Machine's presence is confusing, since the first issue has Ted Turner directly state that the time machine is in the future and he has no way to send it back to Al.

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* PlotHole: You can't go more than three steps without falling into one. Around issues #3-#5, the Time Machine's mechanics become a little confusing and inconsistent. The characters decide to use a bag, some water, and a pre-historic life form to check what year they're arriving at, but it's never explained how ''they're'' not aging along with it, either, and a panel ago, there's a window on the time machine, rendering their "biological clock" a little pointless. Also, they claim that the time machine does not move from the location they started from, but Al was sent into the middle of the street when he first arrived in the past. And let's not forget the Time Machine's presence is confusing, since the first issue has Ted Turner directly state that the time machine is in the future and he has no way to send it back to Al. Also, they mention they can't set the time machine to go to a specific date, just set it fast forward, which doesn't gel with Ted Turner's uses of it where he ''did'' send Al back to a specific date.
11th Jan '18 9:19:19 AM WillyFourEyes
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* ApeShallNeverKillApe: The comics states that only humans kill their own species. A theory that has been debunked[[note]]for as long as humans have been able to observe animals[[/note]].

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* ApeShallNeverKillApe: The comics states Issue #4 makes the nonsensical claim that only humans kill their own species. A theory that has been debunked[[note]]for as long as humans have been able to observe animals[[/note]].species.



* BlackIsBiggerInBed: Once Jack strips down to skinny dip, the women react that is "like an African fertility God".
* BilingualBonus: ''Mishbucha'' is a Hebrew noun that means "family." [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Which means the dinosaurs are Jewish]].

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* BlackIsBiggerInBed: Once Jack strips down to skinny dip, the women react that is he's "like an African fertility God".
* BilingualBonus: ''Mishbucha'' is a Hebrew noun that means "family." [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Which "family", [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext which means the dinosaurs are Jewish]].



* CerebusSyndrome: It went from a "parody" comic to a philosophical comic about life, the universe, and everything. Amusingly, it results in the comic becoming even weirder than it already was in contrast to most examples of the trope. Also doubles as GoingCosmic.

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* CerebusSyndrome: It went from a "parody" comic to a philosophical comic about life, the universe, and everything.everything after the first two issues. Amusingly, it results in the comic becoming even weirder than it already was in contrast to most examples of the trope. Also doubles as GoingCosmic.



* ChairReveal: The Kingpin does this at the end of his crime speech.

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* ChairReveal: The Kingpin does this at the end of his crime speech.speech...who is then revealed to be Creator/SpikeLee.



* GoingCosmic: The first two issues are a ShallowParody of DC and Marvel comics and their creators. Issues three through five are a bizarre philosophical journey through the history of life on Earth, with God as tour guide.

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* GoingCosmic: The first two issues are a ShallowParody of DC and Marvel comics and their creators. Issues three through five #3-#5 are a bizarre philosophical journey through the history of life on Earth, with God as tour guide.



* PlotHole: You can't go more than three steps without falling into one. Around issues 3 to 5, the Time Machine's mechanics become a little confusing and inconsistent. The characters decide to use a bag, some water, and a pre-historic life form to check what year they're arriving at, but it's never explained how ''they're'' not aging along with it, either, and a panel ago, there's a window on the time machine, rendering their "biological clock" a little pointless. Also, they claim that the time machine does not move from the location they started from, but Al was sent into the middle of the street when he first arrived in the past. And let's not forget the Time Machine's presence is confusing, since the first issue has Ted Turner directly state that the time machine is in the future and he has no way to send it back to Al.
* PoliceAreUseless: To an insulting degree. In Issue #2, when Mickey says to a couple of officers that their work can't involve just eating donuts, one of them says it pretty much does. He adds that all they do is take homeless people to shelters and show up at crime scenes after the criminals have gone.

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* PlotHole: You can't go more than three steps without falling into one. Around issues 3 to 5, #3-#5, the Time Machine's mechanics become a little confusing and inconsistent. The characters decide to use a bag, some water, and a pre-historic life form to check what year they're arriving at, but it's never explained how ''they're'' not aging along with it, either, and a panel ago, there's a window on the time machine, rendering their "biological clock" a little pointless. Also, they claim that the time machine does not move from the location they started from, but Al was sent into the middle of the street when he first arrived in the past. And let's not forget the Time Machine's presence is confusing, since the first issue has Ted Turner directly state that the time machine is in the future and he has no way to send it back to Al.
* PoliceAreUseless: To an insulting degree. In Issue #2, when Mickey says to a couple of officers that their work can't involve just [[DonutMessWithACop eating donuts, donuts]], one of them says it pretty much does. He adds that all they do is take homeless people to shelters and show up at crime scenes after the criminals have gone.



* SexyPackaging: As mentioned in CoversAlwaysLie, there were several covers featuring a very scantily clad woman who ''never showed up'' in the comics, with the covers being attributed to the fact Bill Jemas was losing a bet with Peter David and SexSells. The desperation ramps up til you get bare ass, almost bare breasts, and Wolverine's claw in #5.

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* SexyPackaging: As mentioned in CoversAlwaysLie, there were several covers featuring a very scantily clad woman who ''never showed up'' in the comics, with the covers being attributed to the fact Bill Jemas was losing a bet with Peter David and SexSells. The desperation ramps up til 'til you get bare ass, almost bare breasts, and Wolverine's claw in #5.



** Scientists never do anything on purpose, anthropologists [[ADegreeInUseless can't find jobs]]--and besides, their knowledge only extends a few hundred years, and everything before that is made up for the purpose of making scientists look smart.

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** Scientists never do anything on purpose, anthropologists [[ADegreeInUseless can't find real jobs]]--and besides, their knowledge only extends a few hundred years, and everything before that is made up for the purpose of making scientists look smart.



* TimeTravel: Al does this in Issue #1. Then in the ones in #3 through #5 it is used for Jemas to drop weird philosophy.

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* TimeTravel: Al does this in Issue #1. Then in the ones in #3 through #5 #3-#5 it is used for Jemas to drop weird philosophy.



* ToonPhysics: Attempted, but done badly. The comic primarily uses a semi-realistic art style with realistic physics, which makes moments such as a man karate-chopping flaming meteorites or bashing someone's head in until their head sticks out of their chest look really, ''really'' awkward. Furthermore, the mediocrity of the art itself sometimes makes the "cartoony" moments difficult to decipher.

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* ToonPhysics: Attempted, but done badly. The comic primarily uses a semi-realistic art style with realistic physics, which makes moments such as a man karate-chopping flaming meteorites or Batman bashing someone's head in until their head sticks out of their chest look really, ''really'' awkward. Furthermore, the mediocrity of the art itself sometimes makes the "cartoony" moments difficult to decipher.



** [[spoiler:This becomes FridgeLogic almost immediately; Despite Jack claiming the world is headed towards World War III, Al never mentions any war in the 3000 years between his time and the present, and very little suggests that there was any threat of war in the future either.]]

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** [[spoiler:This becomes FridgeLogic almost immediately; Despite despite Jack claiming the world is headed towards World War III, Al never mentions any war in the 3000 years between his time and the present, and very little suggests that there was any threat of war in the future either.]]
18th Dec '17 9:36:15 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* StrawmanPolitical: Let's see: Ted Turner is a doofus, Spike Lee is the Kingpin of Crime, Radio/RushLimbaugh is a fit superhero with tons of fans, intelligent design is real with the theory of evolution decried as short-sighted and stupid (not to mention Jack directly insults paleontologists), the original humans were white, there's lots of batshit insane pseudoscience to support the comic's ideas on evolution and intelligent design, and charity, racial sensitivity, vegetarianism, and political correctness, are mocked. Yeah, there's a certain political ideology being pushed here.

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* StrawmanPolitical: Let's see: Ted Turner is a doofus, Spike Lee is the Kingpin of Crime, Radio/RushLimbaugh is a fit superhero with tons of fans, intelligent design is real with the theory of evolution decried as short-sighted and stupid (not to mention Jack directly insults paleontologists), the original humans were white, there's lots of batshit insane pseudoscience to support the comic's ideas on evolution and intelligent design, and charity, racial sensitivity, vegetarianism, and political correctness, correctness are all mocked. Yeah, there's a certain political ideology being pushed here.
16th Oct '17 7:54:51 PM Twentington
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* DeathByOriginStory: {{Zig Zagg|ingTrope}}ed with Al's dog, [=AOLstro=]. At first, Al's failure to stop a bank robber appeared to have lead to [=AOLstro=]'s death, but it turns out the robber slipped on [=AOLstro=]'s drool. Later, when Al and Mickey go to the movies, a mugger apparently shot [=AOLstro=] in an alley, but it turned out [=AOLstro=] knocked him out by farting.

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* DeathByOriginStory: {{Zig Zagg|ingTrope}}ed with Al's dog, [=AOLstro=]. At first, Al's failure to stop a bank robber appeared to have lead led to [=AOLstro=]'s death, but it turns out the robber slipped on [=AOLstro=]'s drool. Later, when Al and Mickey go to the movies, a mugger apparently shot [=AOLstro=] in an alley, but it turned out [=AOLstro=] knocked him out by farting.
10th Oct '17 5:25:00 PM Riguor
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** [[spoiler:This becomes FridgeLogic almost immediately; Despite Jack claiming the world is headed towards World War III, Al never mentions any war in the 3000 years between his time and the present, and very little suggests that there was any threat of war in the future either.]]
10th Oct '17 5:10:14 PM BeastC
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* OnlySixFaces: Mark D. Bright's artwork results in various jokes being lost on the reader. Anytime Al and Mickey meet some type-casted actor, their resemblance to ''everyone else'' makes it difficult to determine who the hell they're referencing. Even Wolverine, who has one of the most recognizable mugs in comics, simply looks like Al with long black hair.
28th Sep '17 8:20:36 PM DrakeClawfang
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* RandomEventsPlot: A summary of the six issues goes as follows: Superman parody, political satire starring superheroes, the cast meets God at the dawn of creation, the cast runs from dinosaurs in the Jurassic Age, the cast meets Wolverine as the first human being leading cave people, Al recaps the series in the framing device of pitching the story to a comic editor. Along the way the reasons for characters doing things change constantly, even in the same issue, and the writer seems to forgot plot points he made in previous issues.
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