History ComicBook / TheNewUniverse

21st Jan '16 1:14:20 PM MarkLungo
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* GenreSavvy: Demonstrated by a [[JohnByrne comic book writer]] [[SelfInsertFic attending a convention]] along with Star Brand (who was at the time attempting to be a masked hero in the traditional mold). The writer methodically dismantled all the comic book tropes that Connell was depending on to demonstrate why comic book-style heroes were unrealistic and unworkable. In particular, he showed just how much identifying information he could get from physically seeing the cowled Star Brand (height, build, eye color, skin color, and the approximate size and shape of Connell's nose, among other details), which he pointed out could then be used to significantly narrow down a search of, say, driver's license records.
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* GenreSavvy: Demonstrated by a [[JohnByrne [[Creator/JohnByrne comic book writer]] [[SelfInsertFic attending a convention]] along with Star Brand (who was at the time attempting to be a masked hero in the traditional mold). The writer methodically dismantled all the comic book tropes that Connell was depending on to demonstrate why comic book-style heroes were unrealistic and unworkable. In particular, he showed just how much identifying information he could get from physically seeing the cowled Star Brand (height, build, eye color, skin color, and the approximate size and shape of Connell's nose, among other details), which he pointed out could then be used to significantly narrow down a search of, say, driver's license records.

** Said comic book writer was JohnByrne, [[CreatorCameo who wrote that story]] and the title's final story-arc.
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** Said comic book writer was JohnByrne, Creator/JohnByrne, [[CreatorCameo who wrote that story]] and the title's final story-arc.

** Even after the title's finale it continued in a comic book of ''another company'': In the DCComics mini [[ComicBook/LegendsDC Legends]], drawn by Byrne, Guy Gardner beats a villain named Sunspot, who is a transparent {{Expy}} of Star Brand. Guy doesn't even break a sweat, and Sunspot ends the fight by shooting himself in the foot while ranting about why the New Universes he tries to create keep exploding. * TeleportersAndTransporters[=/=]ThinkingUpPortals: Sedara Bakut, a character from later issues of ''Psi-Force'', can create door-like portals in space.
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** Even after the title's finale it continued in a comic book of ''another company'': In the DCComics Creator/DCComics mini [[ComicBook/LegendsDC Legends]], drawn by Byrne, Guy Gardner beats a villain named Sunspot, who is a transparent {{Expy}} of Star Brand. Guy doesn't even break a sweat, and Sunspot ends the fight by shooting himself in the foot while ranting about why the New Universes he tries to create keep exploding. * TeleportersAndTransporters[=/=]ThinkingUpPortals: TeleportersAndTransporters[=/=]ThinkingUpPortals: ** Sedara Bakut, a character from later issues of ''Psi-Force'', can create door-like portals in space.
21st Jan '16 11:11:17 AM silverbolt1
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** John Byrne inserted himself in an issue, when Starbrand attended a comic-con Byrne was in.
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** John Byrne inserted himself in an issue, when Starbrand attended a comic-con Byrne was in. Check GenreSavvy and TakeThat entries below for details.

* GenreSavvy: Demonstrated by a comic book writer attending a convention along with Star Brand (who was at the time attempting to be a masked hero in the traditional mold). The writer methodically dismantled all the comic book tropes that Connell was depending on to demonstrate why comic book-style heroes were unrealistic and unworkable. In particular, he showed just how much identifying information he could get from physically seeing the cowled Star Brand (height, build, eye color, skin color, and the approximate size and shape of Connell's nose, among other details), which he pointed out could then be used to significantly narrow down a search of, say, driver's license records.
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* GenreSavvy: Demonstrated by a [[JohnByrne comic book writer writer]] [[SelfInsertFic attending a convention convention]] along with Star Brand (who was at the time attempting to be a masked hero in the traditional mold). The writer methodically dismantled all the comic book tropes that Connell was depending on to demonstrate why comic book-style heroes were unrealistic and unworkable. In particular, he showed just how much identifying information he could get from physically seeing the cowled Star Brand (height, build, eye color, skin color, and the approximate size and shape of Connell's nose, among other details), which he pointed out could then be used to significantly narrow down a search of, say, driver's license records.

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* GenreSavvy: Demonstrated by ** Even after the title's finale it continued in a comic book writer attending of ''another company'': In the DCComics mini [[ComicBook/LegendsDC Legends]], drawn by Byrne, Guy Gardner beats a convention along with villain named Sunspot, who is a transparent {{Expy}} of Star Brand (who was at Brand. Guy doesn't even break a sweat, and Sunspot ends the time attempting to be a masked hero fight by shooting himself in the traditional mold). The writer methodically dismantled all foot while ranting about why the comic book tropes that Connell was depending on New Universes he tries to demonstrate why comic book-style heroes were unrealistic and unworkable. In particular, he showed just how much identifying information he could get from physically seeing the cowled Star Brand (height, build, eye color, skin color, and the approximate size and shape of Connell's nose, among other details), which he pointed out could then be used to significantly narrow down a search of, say, driver's license records.create keep exploding.
3rd Dec '15 9:25:24 AM Scorntex
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** The ''Newuniversal'' version as well. In that version, the ''Star Brand'' is a planetary defense system, meaning if Ken got upset he could do a tremendous amount of damage.

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** Applies to all the superpowers in ''Newuniversal'', with each character (Star Brand, Justice, Nightmask and Cipher) getting a unique glyph.

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** In ''Newuniversal'', the Nightmask can use the superflow to travel across vast distances easily.

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* TranshumanTreachery: A major topic of ''Newuniversal'', where that universes' version of Phil Voight thinks this applies instantly, and will take any method necessary to avert it, either not noticing or not caring that the people he's hunting are all too human. For added irony, the person he outlining this to is one of those post-humans.
24th Nov '15 5:50:20 AM silverbolt1
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** John Byrne inserted himself in an issue, when Starbrand attended a comic-con Byrne was in.

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** Then, ''Byrne's'' AuthorAvatar (as himself) in the comic-con criticized Starbrand face-to-face.
5th Nov '15 4:02:33 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Star Brand'' - Kenneth Connell, a mechanic from Pittsburgh, is given vast cosmic powers by the titular ArtifactOfDoom. He initially attempts to use them as a genuine superhero, but that doesn't work in this kind of world. He eventually decides to [[IJustWantToBeNormal get rid of his powers]] and lead a normal life. However, his attempt to do so results in the aforementioned destruction of Pittsburgh. It's later revealed that due to a StableTimeLoop, the White Event was caused by Connell's older self making an earlier attempt to get rid of the Star Brand. Storylines eventually explored other wielders of the Star Brand. the series lasted for 19 issues, from October, 1986 to May, 1989.
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* ''Star Brand'' - Kenneth Connell, a mechanic from Pittsburgh, is given vast cosmic powers by the titular ArtifactOfDoom. He initially attempts to use them as a genuine superhero, but that doesn't work in this kind of world. He eventually decides to [[IJustWantToBeNormal get rid of his powers]] and lead a normal life. However, his attempt to do so results in the aforementioned destruction of Pittsburgh. It's later revealed that due to a StableTimeLoop, the White Event was caused by Connell's older self making an earlier attempt to get rid of the Star Brand. Storylines eventually explored other wielders of the Star Brand. the The series lasted for 19 issues, from October, 1986 to May, 1989.
5th Nov '15 3:59:27 PM MarkLungo
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* ComicBookTime: Intended to be averted but it ended up ZigZagged. Each issue was supposed to occur in "real time" in that a month passes between issues. However, Mark Gruenwald ignored the memo. He decided that the chase story of ''D.P. 7'' was important, so all 12 issues of the first year took place over the course of a few weeks, followed by a jump to the next year as of issue 13.
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* ComicBookTime: Intended to be averted but it ended up ZigZagged. Each issue was supposed to occur in "real time" in that a month passes between issues. However, Mark Gruenwald ignored the memo. He decided that the chase story of ''D.P. 7'' was important, so all 12 issues of the first year took place over the course of a few weeks, followed by a jump TimeSkip to the next year as of issue 13.
5th Nov '15 3:57:29 PM MarkLungo
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* IntrepidReporter: Andrew Chaser, who befriends Tyrone Jessup of Psi-Force and eventually writes a book about the team, ''Power for the Preying''. He also has a memorable run-in with PresidentEvil Philip Nolan Voigt.
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* IntrepidReporter: IntrepidReporter: ** Andrew Chaser, who befriends Tyrone Jessup of Psi-Force and eventually writes a book about the team, ''Power for the Preying''. He also has a memorable run-in with PresidentEvil Philip Nolan Voigt.
25th Jul '15 12:25:06 PM MarkLungo
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** In the series ''Legends,'' GreenLantern Guy Gardner battles a character called Sun Spot, who looks suspiciously similar to Ken Connell. Sunspot exclaims, "I wield the ultimate power...the power to create a New Universe!" and ends up shooting himself in the foot. This is a jab by JohnBryne at Creator/JimShooter (see AuthorAvatar, below). Byrne ended up writing the end of the ''Star Brand'' comic.
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** In the series ''Legends,'' GreenLantern Guy Gardner battles a character called Sun Spot, who looks suspiciously similar to Ken Connell. Sunspot exclaims, "I wield the ultimate power...the power to create a New Universe!" and ends up shooting himself in the foot. This is a jab by JohnBryne Creator/JohnByrne at Creator/JimShooter (see AuthorAvatar, below). Byrne ended up writing the end of the ''Star Brand'' comic.
1st Jul '15 4:41:02 PM MarkLungo
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Thus, The New Universe was launched. It was a new imprint with new heroes operating in a new world. It aimed to be more realistic, with [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness harder science]] and lower power levels than the regular MarvelUniverse. The premise was that The New Universe was just like the real world until the PointOfDivergence, a MassEmpoweringEvent called "The White Event", gave extraordinary powers to ordinary people all over the planet, which is why the line's [[{{Slogans}} slogan]] was "The World Outside Your Window".
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Thus, The New Universe was launched. It was a new imprint with new heroes operating in a new world. It aimed to be more realistic, with [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness harder science]] and lower power levels than the regular MarvelUniverse.Franchise/MarvelUniverse. The premise was that The New Universe was just like the real world until the PointOfDivergence, a MassEmpoweringEvent called "The White Event", gave extraordinary powers to ordinary people all over the planet, which is why the line's [[{{Slogans}} slogan]] was "The World Outside Your Window".
1st Jul '15 4:40:29 PM MarkLungo
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1986 was the 25th anniversary of Creator/MarvelComics. That is, the company itself had existed since 1939, but it started ''calling'' itself Marvel in 1961; similarly, the comic that launched the MarvelUniverse, ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'', had started publishing in November of that year. [[ThePowersThatBe The Powers That Were]] decided that it was time for something new.
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1986 was the 25th anniversary of Creator/MarvelComics. That [[labelnote:More or less...]]That is, the company itself had existed since 1939, but it started ''calling'' itself Marvel in 1961; similarly, the comic that launched the MarvelUniverse, Franchise/MarvelUniverse, ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'', had started publishing in November of that year. year.[[/labelnote]] [[ThePowersThatBe The Powers That Were]] decided that it was time for something new.
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