History ComicBook / MortadeloYFilemon

17th Jul '16 12:19:54 PM nombretomado
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** There are many other frames in which the Súper threatens Mortadelo and Filemón with something if they don't comply with his orders. Usually involves watching something so horrible that they will go with obeying. One example is ChuckNorris' [[TakeThat films]].

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** There are many other frames in which the Súper threatens Mortadelo and Filemón with something if they don't comply with his orders. Usually involves watching something so horrible that they will go with obeying. One example is ChuckNorris' Creator/ChuckNorris' [[TakeThat films]].
12th Jul '16 10:07:40 AM morenohijazo
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* AndCallHimGeorge: In "En Alemania", they meet an extremely strong drunkard who mistakes them for some friends of him and constantly wants to hug them. He was so strong that his hugs were quite painful for them.
10th Jul '16 3:29:38 PM Milarqui
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* EpicFail: How at least half the missions end.
5th Jul '16 3:24:48 AM Brynhild.Svanhvit
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** In a short story, the duo ask about the Súper's whereabouts, and another agent tells them he's at the bar. The duo start mocking the Súper, saying: "What could you expect from such a drunkard? Always at the bar!". Suddenly, a very sober Súper appears and explain: "Exactly: I was at the B.A.R offices", B.A.R standing for "Búsqueda de Agentes Raptados" ("Search for abducted agents").
3rd Jul '16 12:32:32 AM 59Efra
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The comics follow the adventures of Mortadelo and Filemón, two agents of the fictional Spanish secret service T.I.A. (In Spanish 'tía' means 'aunt', making this a ShoutOut to ''Series/TheManFromUncle'' and a pun on CIA.) The two are totally incompetent and especially Mortadelo is prone to major goofs. The basic setup is that Mortadelo has some wacky idea on how to complete their mission, it backfires, and Filemón gets hurt as a result, angering him and applying some kind of punishment to Mortadelo. However, this basic setup is twisted, subverted and inverted enough for it to never get boring. The action is very fast-paced much like a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon, with StuffBlowingUp and AmusingInjuries all over the pages. Also, Ibáñez usually mixes his wacky stories with [[RippedFromTheHeadlines real world current events]] and fill the dialogues with [[{{Pun}} every single style of pun imaginable]]... which they usually work ([[LostInTranslation at least in the original Spanish]]).

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The comics follow the adventures of Mortadelo and Filemón, two agents of the fictional Spanish secret service T.I.A. (In Spanish 'tía' means 'aunt', making this a ShoutOut to ''Series/TheManFromUncle'' ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' and a pun on CIA.) The two are totally incompetent and especially Mortadelo is prone to major goofs. The basic setup is that Mortadelo has some wacky idea on how to complete their mission, it backfires, and Filemón gets hurt as a result, angering him and applying some kind of punishment to Mortadelo. However, this basic setup is twisted, subverted and inverted enough for it to never get boring. The action is very fast-paced much like a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon, with StuffBlowingUp and AmusingInjuries all over the pages. Also, Ibáñez usually mixes his wacky stories with [[RippedFromTheHeadlines real world current events]] and fill the dialogues with [[{{Pun}} every single style of pun imaginable]]... which they usually work ([[LostInTranslation at least in the original Spanish]]).


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* LandslideElection: In the story ''El candidato'', the Superintendent decides to run for president of Spain, and the result is a spectacular failure: his main rival, Marcelino Cascajo, gets 38 million votes, while the Superintendent only scores one vote -- his own.
29th Jun '16 12:45:45 PM 59Efra
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* AdaptationExpansion: In the movies, Filemón is given a mother in the first and Mortadelo a sister in the second and an aunt in the most recent CGI-animated film. The comic books are inconsistential (almost with no continuity) about theyr families, and only recently they were standarized.

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* AdaptationExpansion: In the movies, Filemón is given a mother in the first and Mortadelo a sister in the second and an aunt in the most recent CGI-animated film. The comic books are inconsistential (almost with no continuity) about theyr their families, and only recently they were standarized.
15th Jun '16 9:12:36 AM Cieloazul
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* AdaptationExpansion: In the movies, Filemón is given a mother in the first and Mortadelo a sister in the second and an aunt in the most recent CGI-animated film.

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* AdaptationExpansion: In the movies, Filemón is given a mother in the first and Mortadelo a sister in the second and an aunt in the most recent CGI-animated film. The comic books are inconsistential (almost with no continuity) about theyr families, and only recently they were standarized.



* ArtEvolution: Ibáñez art style evolved during the first 15 years of the series. At first, the strip was black and white, reselbling the art style from the American cartoons of the 1930s and 1940s with some traits of French comic books. The character design was also different, with a Filemón that resembled Sherlock Holmes and a Mortadelo that had an umbrella and a hat from which he got his disguises. During this time, Ibáñez started to get more and more influenced by French and Belgium comic artists of the time, specially Creator/AndreFranquin. These influences got reflected in the series until the mid 1960's, when his own style got more or less defined.
** It's worth mentioning "''El sulfato atómico''", the series first 44-pages story released in 1969. The art style in this volume is the most detailed and elaborated Ibáñez has ever drawn, which is one of the main reasons why it is considered his best master piece. However, putting that much effort in that art style turned out to be too time consuming, so Ibáñez decided to go back to his less-detailed style so he could focus on the humour gags and be able to release more volumes a year.
* TheArtifact: Mortadelo calls Filemón "Boss", even though they have the same rank in the T.I.A. This is due to the fact that during the first 11 years of the series, both characters weren't T.I.A. agents, but had a private eye agency in which Filemón was, indeed, the boss of the office and Mortadelo his sidekick and only employee. Ibáñez kept Mortadelo's habit after he changed the series basic plot in "''El sulfato atómico''" in 1969. See ReTool below.

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* ArtEvolution: Ibáñez art style evolved during the first 15 years of the series. At first, the strip was black and white, reselbling resembling the art style from the American cartoons of the 1930s and 1940s with some traits of French comic books. The character design was also different, with a Filemón that resembled Sherlock Holmes and a Mortadelo that had an umbrella and a hat from which he got his disguises. During this time, Ibáñez started to get more and more influenced by French and Belgium comic artists of the time, specially Creator/AndreFranquin. These influences got reflected in the series until the mid 1960's, when his own style got more or less defined.
** It's worth mentioning "''El sulfato atómico''", the series first 44-pages story released in 1969. The art style in this volume is the most detailed and elaborated Ibáñez has ever drawn, which is one of the main reasons why it is considered his best master piece.masterpiece. However, putting that much effort in that art style turned out to be too time consuming, so Ibáñez decided to go back to his less-detailed style so he could focus on the humour gags and be able to release more volumes a year.
* TheArtifact: Mortadelo calls Filemón "Boss", even though they have the same rank in the T.I.A. This is due to the fact that during the first 11 years of the series, both characters weren't T.I.A. agents, but had owned a private eye agency in which Filemón was, indeed, was the boss of the office and Mortadelo his sidekick and only employee. Ibáñez kept Mortadelo's habit after he changed the series basic plot in "''El sulfato atómico''" in 1969. See ReTool below.



* BadassBeard: Subverted with Dr. Bacterio, who is not precisely badass despite sporting a quite impressively thick beard.



--->'''Gedeón''': "Cats don't smoke. If they don't smoke is because they don't have money to buy cigarettes. If someone doesn't have enough to buy cigarettes [[PerpetualPoverty is because he is a T.I.A. agent]]. T.I.A. agents eat bread with mortadella. Mortadella sounds similar to Mortadelo. Therefore...This cat is Mortadelo!"

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--->'''Gedeón''': "Cats don't smoke. If they don't smoke is because they don't have money to buy cigarettes. If someone doesn't have enough to buy cigarettes [[PerpetualPoverty is because he is a T.I.A. agent]]. T.I.A. agents eat bread with mortadella. Mortadella sounds similar to Mortadelo. Therefore... This cat is Mortadelo!"


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* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Played with. In his first apparition ever, Dr. Bacterio is introduced as a biologist and just a biologist, only specialized in {{SuperSerum}}s. However, he is later stripped of the trait and given instead the role of T.I.A.'s chief scientist, extending his field not only to biology, but also physics, technology and pretty much everything which is needed. The best sign of this evolution is his very title: the series and its adaptations are wildly inconsistent about whether Bacterio is a doctor or a professor, with both titles being pretty much interchangeable for him.
15th Jun '16 8:42:54 AM Brynhild.Svanhvit
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**Actually, priests and clergymen fall often under this trope. They are almost always showed as very obese people that eat and drink copiously, then donate a small coin to feed the poor "because gluttony is a sin".
14th Jun '16 10:11:37 AM Brynhild.Svanhvit
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* '''Supervisor Vicente:''' ''Superintendente Vicente'' in Spanish, [[DontExplainTheJoke written like that because it rhymes]], although he's usually called the "''Súper''" for short. He's Mortadelo and Filemón's direct boss. He is usually the person who assigns them their new missions, and the one who punishes them when they inevitably fail in just about every way imaginable. (Although sometimes they strike back at him, if it turns out that their "vital mission" was not that important after all.) Short-tempered, inconsiderate of his employee's needs and incredibly cheap, he is the ur-example of the BadBoss. In "De los ochenta p'arriba...", it's revealed his full name is '''Vicente Ruínez'''.

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* '''Supervisor Vicente:''' ''Superintendente Vicente'' in Spanish, [[DontExplainTheJoke written like that because it rhymes]], although he's usually called the "''Súper''" for short. He's Mortadelo and Filemón's direct boss. He is usually the person who assigns them their new missions, and the one who punishes them when they inevitably fail in just about every way imaginable. (Although sometimes they strike back at him, if it turns out that their "vital mission" was not that important after all.) Short-tempered, inconsiderate of his employee's needs and incredibly cheap, he is the ur-example of the BadBoss. In "De los ochenta p'arriba...", it's revealed his full name is '''Vicente Ruínez'''.Ruínez''', ''Ruínez'' being a pun in both ''ruina'' (ruin) and ''ruin'' (vile).
28th May '16 7:46:08 AM 59Efra
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** A 2008 sequel: "Mortadelo y Filemón. Misión: Salvar la Tierra" (Mortadelo & Filemón. Mission: Save Earth) with the popular Spaniard comedian Eduard Soto replacing Benito Pocino in the role of Mortadelo.
** Then, in 2014, a new film, this time an animated film, "Mortadelo y Filemón contra Jimmy el Cachondo" (Mortadelo & Filemon vs Jimmy the Joker).

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** A 2008 sequel: "Mortadelo y Filemón. Misión: Salvar la Tierra" (Mortadelo & Filemón. Mission: Save Earth) with the popular Spaniard Spanish comedian Eduard Soto replacing Benito Pocino in the role of Mortadelo.
** Then, in 2014, a new film, this time an animated film, "Mortadelo y Filemón contra Jimmy el Cachondo" (Mortadelo & Filemon vs Jimmy the Joker).Joker, marketed internationally as "Mortadelo and Filemon: Mission Implausible").
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