History ComicBook / PowerAndGlory

5th Jul '14 6:19:41 PM rjung
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The title is about A-Pex, "the American Powerhouse", the nation's RealLife all-start super hero complete with blonde hair, boyish good looks, and HeroicBuild. In reality, A-Pex is Allen Powell, an amoral, narcissistic government agent with [[TerrifiedOfGerms a pathological fear of being touched,]] leaving him incapable of fighting villains. To prevent Powell from becoming an embarrassment, his handlers bring in Michael Gorsky, a dedicated if cynical agent to covertly do the real heroic work. Powell takes all the credit, but Gorsky gets the results. Complicating matters is the fact that Gorsky is going through a divorce from his boss's assistant, Powell is chasing after vapid pop star Belladonna, a drug-dealing third-world head of state wants both of them eliminated -- and Powell and Gorsky hate each other...

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The title is about A-Pex, "the American Powerhouse", the nation's RealLife all-start all-star super hero complete with blonde hair, boyish good looks, and HeroicBuild. In reality, A-Pex is Allen Powell, an amoral, narcissistic government agent with [[TerrifiedOfGerms a pathological fear of being touched,]] leaving him incapable of fighting villains. To prevent Powell from becoming an embarrassment, his handlers bring in Michael Gorsky, a dedicated if cynical agent to covertly do the real heroic work. Powell takes all the credit, but Gorsky gets the results. Complicating matters is the fact that Gorsky is going through a divorce from his boss's assistant, Powell is chasing after vapid pop star Belladonna, a drug-dealing third-world head of state wants both of them eliminated -- and Powell and Gorsky hate each other...
5th Jul '14 2:38:27 PM rjung
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The title is about A-Pex, "the American Powerhouse", the [=USA's=] RealLife all-start super hero, complete with blonde hair, boyish good looks, and HeroicBuild. In reality, A-Pex is Allen Powell, an amoral, narcissistic government agent with [[TerrifiedOfGerms a pathological fear of being touched,]] leaving him incapable of fighting villains. To prevent Powell from becoming an embarrassment, his handlers bring in Michael Gorsky, a dedicated if cynical agent to covertly do the real heroic work. Powell takes all the credit, but Gorsky gets the results. Complicating matters is the fact that Gorsky is going through a divorce from his boss's assistant, Powell is chasing after vapid pop star Belladonna, a drug-dealing third-world head of state wants both of them eliminated -- and Powell and Gorsky hate each other...

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The title is about A-Pex, "the American Powerhouse", the [=USA's=] nation's RealLife all-start super hero, hero complete with blonde hair, boyish good looks, and HeroicBuild. In reality, A-Pex is Allen Powell, an amoral, narcissistic government agent with [[TerrifiedOfGerms a pathological fear of being touched,]] leaving him incapable of fighting villains. To prevent Powell from becoming an embarrassment, his handlers bring in Michael Gorsky, a dedicated if cynical agent to covertly do the real heroic work. Powell takes all the credit, but Gorsky gets the results. Complicating matters is the fact that Gorsky is going through a divorce from his boss's assistant, Powell is chasing after vapid pop star Belladonna, a drug-dealing third-world head of state wants both of them eliminated -- and Powell and Gorsky hate each other...
5th Jul '14 2:02:02 PM rjung
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* BadBoss: Malcolm [=LeStrange=], leader of the NIA

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* BadBoss: Malcolm [=LeStrange=], leader of the NIANIA, who pals with drug dealers, carelessly kills nuns, and bamboozles money from the United Nations' Childrens' Milk Fund.
5th Jul '14 1:57:38 PM rjung
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The title is about A-Pex, America's RealLife all-start super hero, complete with blonde hair, boyish good looks, and HeroicBuild. In reality, A-Pex is Allen Powell, an amoral, narcissistic government agent with [[TerrifiedOfGerms a pathological fear of being touched,]] leaving him incapable of fighting villains. To prevent Powell from becoming an embarrassment, his handlers bring in Michael Gorsky, a dedicated if cynical agent to covertly do the real heroic work. Powell takes all the credit, but Gorsky gets the results. Complicating matters is the fact that Gorsky is going through a divorce from his boss's assistant, Powell is chasing after vapid pop star Belladonna, a drug-dealing third-world head of state wants both of them eliminated -- and Powell and Gorsky hate each other...

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The title is about A-Pex, America's "the American Powerhouse", the [=USA's=] RealLife all-start super hero, complete with blonde hair, boyish good looks, and HeroicBuild. In reality, A-Pex is Allen Powell, an amoral, narcissistic government agent with [[TerrifiedOfGerms a pathological fear of being touched,]] leaving him incapable of fighting villains. To prevent Powell from becoming an embarrassment, his handlers bring in Michael Gorsky, a dedicated if cynical agent to covertly do the real heroic work. Powell takes all the credit, but Gorsky gets the results. Complicating matters is the fact that Gorsky is going through a divorce from his boss's assistant, Powell is chasing after vapid pop star Belladonna, a drug-dealing third-world head of state wants both of them eliminated -- and Powell and Gorsky hate each other...


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* SuperpowerLottery: Done literally in the holiday special, where the organization responsible for giving A-Pex his powers raffles off an opportunity for a regular person to become a similar superhero for a week.
5th Jul '14 1:37:30 PM rjung
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The title is about A-Pex, America's RealLife all-start super hero, complete with blonde hair, boyish good looks, and HeroicBuild. In reality, A-Pex is Allen Powell, a amoral, narcissistic government agent with [[TerrifiedOfGerms a pathological fear of being touched,]] leaving him incapable of fighting villains. To prevent Powell from becoming an embarrassment, his handlers bring in Michael Gorsky, a dedicated if cynical agent to covertly do the real heroic work. Powell takes all the credit, but Gorsky gets the results. Complicating matters is the fact that Gorsky is going through a divorce from his boss's assistant, Powell is chasing after vapid pop star Belladonna, a drug-dealing third-world head of state wants both of them eliminated -- and Powell and Gorsky hate each other...

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The title is about A-Pex, America's RealLife all-start super hero, complete with blonde hair, boyish good looks, and HeroicBuild. In reality, A-Pex is Allen Powell, a an amoral, narcissistic government agent with [[TerrifiedOfGerms a pathological fear of being touched,]] leaving him incapable of fighting villains. To prevent Powell from becoming an embarrassment, his handlers bring in Michael Gorsky, a dedicated if cynical agent to covertly do the real heroic work. Powell takes all the credit, but Gorsky gets the results. Complicating matters is the fact that Gorsky is going through a divorce from his boss's assistant, Powell is chasing after vapid pop star Belladonna, a drug-dealing third-world head of state wants both of them eliminated -- and Powell and Gorsky hate each other...
5th Jul '14 1:36:40 PM rjung
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[[caption-width-right:300:What's a nice Jewish boy like you doing with a ''mensch'' like him?]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:What's a nice Jewish boy like you doing with a ''mensch'' ''metumtam'' like him?]]
5th Jul '14 1:21:21 PM rjung
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* PatrioticFervor: A-Pex has this as part of his manufactured public persona.
5th Jul '14 1:19:00 PM rjung
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* {{Narcissist}}: Powell, who only gets worse after he becomes A-Pex.

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* {{Narcissist}}: Powell, who only gets worse after he becomes A-Pex. He cheerfully brags about his “invulnerable body of throbbing pink steel” without the slightest touch of irony or sarcasm.
5th Jul '14 12:54:50 PM rjung
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* BadassNormal: Michael Gorsky, who does all of A-Pex's hero work without any of the powers.


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* CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: A-Pex, of course.
5th Jul '14 12:48:54 PM rjung
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Averted by Gorsky, whose Judiasm is neither ambiguous or [[InformedJudiasm informed.]] At one point, a villainess prepares to take over his body and [[TooMuchInformation comments on his circumcision...]]

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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Averted by Gorsky, whose Judiasm is neither ambiguous or [[InformedJudiasm [[InformedJudaism informed.]] At one point, a villainess prepares to take over his body and [[TooMuchInformation comments on his circumcision...]]
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