History ComicBook / Marville

23rd May '17 1:29:58 PM MCanter89
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Kal-AOL Turner, son of Ted Turner from the year 5002, is transported into the present day. Believing himself to be a superhero, Kal-AOL meets up with Mickey (who nicknames him "Al") and Lucy. And crosses paths with Creator/SpikeLee and Radio/RushLimbaugh. The first books are also filled with attempts at parody and [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical topical humor.]]

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Kal-AOL Turner, son of Ted Turner from the year 5002, is transported into the present day. Believing himself to be a superhero, Kal-AOL meets up with Mickey (who nicknames him "Al") and Lucy. And crosses paths with Creator/SpikeLee and Radio/RushLimbaugh. The first books are also filled with attempts at parody and [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical topical humor.]]
humor]].






* CoversAlwaysLie: Most of the covers feature [[SexyPackaging cheesecake shots of a redhead]] [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame who never actually appears in the comic.]] Issue #1 also had an alternate cover with mechas.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: Most of the covers feature [[SexyPackaging cheesecake shots of a redhead]] [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame who never actually appears in the comic.]] comic]]. Issue #1 also had an alternate cover with mechas.



* {{Dominatrix}}: Lucy suddenly becomes one during one criminal's [[MindScrew rather-confusing]] trip through the justice system in Issue #2.

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* {{Dominatrix}}: Lucy suddenly becomes one during one criminal's [[MindScrew rather-confusing]] rather confusing]] trip through the justice system in Issue #2.



* [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame Lady Not-Appearing-In-This-Comic]]: The scantily-clad redhead who appears on the covers (aside from the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' parody alternate covers for issue 1, and the ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} alternate cover for issue 5). Though it's possible she's supposed to be Mickey, due to one of the covers featuring her in a taxi cab.

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* [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame Lady Not-Appearing-In-This-Comic]]: The scantily-clad scantily clad redhead who appears on the covers (aside from the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' parody alternate covers for issue 1, and the ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} alternate cover for issue 5). Though it's possible she's supposed to be Mickey, due to one of the covers featuring her in a taxi cab.



* 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.

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* 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 it, either, and a panel ago, there's a window on the time machine, rendering their "biological clock" a little pointless. Also Also, they claim that the Time Machine 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 time machine is in the future and he has no way to send it back to Al.



* ScienceIsWrong: The comic does this to an insulting degree, to the point that it pretty much states that if you believe in science [[YouFool you are a moron.]]

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* ScienceIsWrong: The comic does this to an insulting degree, to the point that it pretty much states that if you believe in science science, [[YouFool you are a moron.]]moron]].



** 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 says David has ''no fans'' (while Radio/RushLimbaugh has ''tons'' of fans.)fans).



* TakeThatAudience: Kicks in as late as--get this--Issue #6. Worse, it's not as much as making fun of the audience, rather it's a savage indictment of American culture: the reasoning is that Al's pitch for "world peace" is rejected by the editor [[ArtistDisillusionment because audiences don't care about substance and just want more superhero comics.]] Eat your heart out, Creator/GrantMorrison.

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* TakeThatAudience: Kicks in as late as--get this--Issue #6. Worse, it's not as much as making fun of the audience, rather it's a savage indictment of American culture: the reasoning is that Al's pitch for "world peace" is rejected by the editor [[ArtistDisillusionment because audiences don't care about substance and just want more superhero comics.]] comics]]. Eat your heart out, Creator/GrantMorrison.



* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse]]: [=AOLstro=], Al's dog, disappears after Issue #2 - he doesn't even pop back up in Issue #6, which recaps the first five issues.
* WholePlotReference: Issue #3-#6 is essentially a Marvel ''ComicBook/ChickTracts''.

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* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse]]: [=AOLstro=], Al's dog, disappears after Issue #2 - -- he doesn't even pop back up in Issue #6, which recaps the first five issues.
* WholePlotReference: Issue #3-#6 #3#6 is essentially a Marvel ''ComicBook/ChickTracts''.



* WorldWarIII: [[spoiler:It is revealed in #5 that the reason that they are traveling through time is because Jack wants to show them how war works and due to their popularity and wealth from "fighting" crime they will prevent the upcoming World War. However, we never actually see them do this - make of that what you will.]]

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* WorldWarIII: [[spoiler:It is revealed in #5 that the reason that they are traveling through time is because Jack wants to show them how war works and due to their popularity and wealth from "fighting" crime they will prevent the upcoming World War. However, we never actually see them do this - -- make of that what you will.]]
22nd May '17 8:39:03 PM ThePantherMan
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* [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame Lady Not-Appearing-In-This-Comic]]: The scantily-clad redhead who appears on the covers (aside from the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' parody alternate covers for issue 1, and the ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} alternate cover for issue 5).

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* [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame Lady Not-Appearing-In-This-Comic]]: The scantily-clad redhead who appears on the covers (aside from the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' parody alternate covers for issue 1, and the ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} alternate cover for issue 5). Though it's possible she's supposed to be Mickey, due to one of the covers featuring her in a taxi cab.
22nd May '17 8:35:43 PM ThePantherMan
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Batman, Iron Man, and Black Panther are considerably more dickish than their main counterparts.



* TakeThat: Most of the digs at Creator/DCComics are rather mean-spirited.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat
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Most of the digs at Creator/DCComics are rather mean-spirited.



** As shown in the {{Irony}} entry, Bill Jemas is not very respectful to his competitor Peter David.



* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Dog]]: [=AOLstro=], Al's dog, disappears after Issue #2.

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* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Dog]]: [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse]]: [=AOLstro=], Al's dog, disappears after Issue #2.#2 - he doesn't even pop back up in Issue #6, which recaps the first five issues.



* WorldWarIII: [[spoiler:It is revealed in #5 that the reason that they are traveling through time is because Jack wants to show them how war works and due to their popularity and wealth from "fighting" crime they will prevent the upcoming World War.]]

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* WorldWarIII: [[spoiler:It is revealed in #5 that the reason that they are traveling through time is because Jack wants to show them how war works and due to their popularity and wealth from "fighting" crime they will prevent the upcoming World War. However, we never actually see them do this - make of that what you will.]]
5th Mar '17 1:34:12 PM Twentington
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* DearNegativeReader: The series concludes with Jemas wildly insulting his readers for "not getting it," leading to the failure of his book, along with [[TakeThat his competition for their business practices]].[[note]] The business practices presumably being writing better, sensical, more entertaining stories. [[/note]]
7th Jan '17 6:26:12 PM DrakeClawfang
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* StrawmanPolitical: Let's see: Ted Turner is a doofus, Spike Lee is the Kingpin of Crime, Radio/RushLimbaugh is a godlike hero (and slender, to boot), 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, political correctness, and more, 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 godlike hero (and slender, to boot), 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'', 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, and more, are mocked. Yeah, there's a certain political ideology being pushed here.
7th Jan '17 4:55:31 AM DrakeClawfang
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* 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.

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* 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.
17th Nov '16 5:38:41 PM rjd1922
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* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: Marville #7 is... a submission guide for the then-upcoming Epic line of Marvel Comics. How anyone is supported to know this is unclear, since the cover is graced by the same Marville logo, the same Marville cover chick, and "EPIC" showing on the Series/WheelOfFortune board.

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* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: Marville #7 is... a submission guide for the then-upcoming Epic line of Marvel Comics. How anyone is supported to know this is unclear, since the cover is graced by the same Marville logo, the same Marville cover chick, and "EPIC" showing on the Series/WheelOfFortune ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' board.
26th Oct '16 8:54:38 PM PaulA
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A notorious [[ShallowParody "parody"]] comic created by Creator/MarvelComics editor [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Bill Jemas]], as a bet between him, Ron Zimmerman and PeterDavid on who could make a better-selling comic. Known as the "U-Decide" event, Zimmerman's six-issue ''ComicBook/UltimateAdventures'' took a year and a half to come out. David's ''[[Comicbook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]]'' title went on for twenty-five issues and was well-regarded. As for ''Marville'', well...

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A notorious [[ShallowParody "parody"]] comic created by Creator/MarvelComics editor [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Bill Jemas]], as a bet between him, Ron Zimmerman and PeterDavid Creator/PeterDavid on who could make a better-selling comic. Known as the "U-Decide" event, Zimmerman's six-issue ''ComicBook/UltimateAdventures'' took a year and a half to come out. David's ''[[Comicbook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]]'' title went on for twenty-five issues and was well-regarded. As for ''Marville'', well...



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4th Sep '16 1:13:30 PM rjd1922
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* InsaneTrollLogic: Al, for some reason, believed he gained superpowers from being sent back in time. Mickey repeatedly has to remind him that he does not have any powers.
** ''Many'' of the religious debates.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: Al, for some reason, believed he gained superpowers from being sent back in time. Mickey repeatedly has to remind him that he does not have any powers.
** ''Many'' of the religious debates.
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** Al, for some reason, believed he gained superpowers from being sent back in time. Mickey repeatedly has to remind him that he does not have any powers.
** ''Many'' of the religious debates.
4th Jun '16 12:47:18 PM Hailfire25
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* ArtShift: Issue #3, that ditches thought balloons in lieu of text running in the borders of the comic. Then #5 eschews art of any kind and has ''text on a blue background for two pages.''

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* ArtShift: Issue #3, that ditches thought balloons in lieu of text running in the borders of the comic. Then #5 eschews art of any kind and has ''text on a blue background for two pages.'''' It is suggested this comic had NoBudget.
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