History ComicBook / TomStrong

29th Jul '16 2:00:46 PM morenohijazo
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* PrisonersDilemma: This is discussed. Tom, attempting to prevent his world from being taken over by super-advanced Aztecs, is captured by them and released by their cyber-god, who asks to be released from his virtual prison in return. Though Tom is wary that the god will continue to take over parallel worlds, he keeps the bargain. The god chooses to quit the Aztec conquest, ruling the worlds that have already been conquered, and explains to Tom why he chose to trust him based on this dilemma.
21st Jun '16 5:13:10 PM DVB
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* BadassNormal: Tom's clearly superhuman, being able to snap steel chains as a twelve year old. Dhalua and Tesla meanwhile, extended lifespan aside, seem to posses nothing more than the abilities of two extremely athletic and intelligent women. This is emphasised when it is noted that during a year-long period in the 60's where Tom was journeying through space, Dhalua was the sole protector of Millenium City and more than managed to hold the fort down.

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* BadassNormal: Tom's clearly superhuman, being able to snap steel chains as a twelve year old.old (though since he was raised in the gravity chamber, this could be the result of his Heavyworlder physiology and possibly any human who was raised since infancy in such an environment would show similar properties). Dhalua and Tesla meanwhile, extended lifespan aside, seem to posses nothing more than the abilities of two extremely athletic and intelligent women. This is emphasised when it is noted that during a year-long period in the 60's where Tom was journeying through space, Dhalua was the sole protector of Millenium City and more than managed to hold the fort down.
16th Apr '16 2:37:28 PM erforce
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In general, the TwoFistedTales featuring the characters are pastiches of various genres of comic books and pulp heroes, though very much so with a modern sensibility and new takes on tropes used. The tone ranges from the wacky to the deadly serious, though Tom himself rarely strays far from stoicism. It also serves as a fun counterpoint to the severe deconstruction of pulp sensibilities that was the foundation of Moore's ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. It also saw the revival of some of the obscure Nedor Comics stable, who are PublicDomain.

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In general, the TwoFistedTales featuring the characters are pastiches of various genres of comic books and pulp heroes, though very much so with a modern sensibility and new takes on tropes used. The tone ranges from the wacky to the deadly serious, though Tom himself rarely strays far from stoicism. It also serves as a fun counterpoint to the severe deconstruction of pulp sensibilities that was the foundation of Moore's ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. It also saw the revival of some of the obscure Nedor Comics stable, who are PublicDomain.



!!''ComicBook/TomStrong'' provides examples of:
* AWizardDidIt: Invoked almost at gunpoint in issue 9, with Kid Tilt's ability to, well, tilt the world. "They are ''magic'' boots." [[spoiler: Although since this turned out to be a tall tale Tesla was spinning to try and fob her parents off about the messy aftermath of a party she threw in their absence...]]
* ActionGirl: Tesla Strong
* ActionMom: Dhalua Strong.
* Creator/AlanMoore

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!!''ComicBook/TomStrong'' !!''Tom Strong'' provides examples of:
* AWizardDidIt: Invoked almost at gunpoint in issue 9, with Kid Tilt's ability to, well, tilt the world. "They are ''magic'' boots." [[spoiler: Although since this turned out to be a tall tale Tesla was spinning to try and fob her parents off about the messy aftermath of a party she threw in their absence...]]
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ActionGirl: Tesla Strong
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* Creator/AlanMoore
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* AlienGeometries
* AlternateHistory

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* ArtShift

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* [[BadassBoast Badass]] [[strike:Boast]] [[BadassBoast Statement]]
---> Ingrid Weiss: [[spoiler:My blood is stronger, purer! It's the ''sang-real''! It is the true blood... ]]
---> Dhalua Strong: [[spoiler:Yes. And it is on your clothes. And on my fists. And on the floor.]]

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* [[BadassBoast Badass]] [[strike:Boast]] [[BadassBoast Statement]]
---> Ingrid Weiss:
BadassBoast
-->'''Ingrid Weiss:'''
[[spoiler:My blood is stronger, purer! It's the ''sang-real''! It is the true blood... ]]
---> Dhalua Strong: -->'''Dhalua Strong:''' [[spoiler:Yes. And it is on your clothes. And on my fists. And on the floor.]]



* FantasticVoyagePlot

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* GeniusBruiser

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* GodsHandsAreTied: Quetzalcoatl-9 again.

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* MamaBear: Dhalua Strong.

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* PostModernism
* PowerUpFood: The goloka root.

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* RaisedByNatives

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* TakenForGranite

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* AWizardDidIt: Invoked almost at gunpoint in issue 9, with Kid Tilt's ability to, well, tilt the world. "They are ''magic'' boots." [[spoiler: Although since this turned out to be a tall tale Tesla was spinning to try and fob her parents off about the messy aftermath of a party she threw in their absence...]]



* YouNoTakeCandle: Val Var Garm.

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14th Apr '16 3:10:44 PM LondonKdS
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* LukeYouAreMyFather: The appearance of Tom's evil neo-Nazi son Albrecht, created when Ingrid Weiss stole Tom's sperm and impregnated herself in 1945.
28th Mar '16 9:47:31 AM moloch
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In general, the TwoFistedTales featuring the characters are pastiches of various genres of comic books and pulp heroes, though very much so with a modern sensibility and new takes on tropes used. The tone ranges from the wacky to the deadly serious, though Tom himself rarely strays far from stoicism. It also serves as a fun counterpoint to the severe deconstruction of pulp sensibilities that was the foundation of Moore's ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.

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In general, the TwoFistedTales featuring the characters are pastiches of various genres of comic books and pulp heroes, though very much so with a modern sensibility and new takes on tropes used. The tone ranges from the wacky to the deadly serious, though Tom himself rarely strays far from stoicism. It also serves as a fun counterpoint to the severe deconstruction of pulp sensibilities that was the foundation of Moore's ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. It also saw the revival of some of the obscure Nedor Comics stable, who are PublicDomain.
13th Oct '15 1:21:51 PM StFan
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* MythologyGag: In "The Many Worlds of Tesla Strong", one of Solomon's counterparts is the Weeping Gorilla, of Weeping Gorilla Comix from ''{{Promethea}}''.

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* MythologyGag: In "The Many Worlds of Tesla Strong", one of Solomon's counterparts is the Weeping Gorilla, of Weeping Gorilla Comix from ''{{Promethea}}''.''ComicBook/{{Promethea}}''.
30th Mar '15 10:51:57 AM nombretomado
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** [[spoiler: Tom managed to defeat an {{Expy}} of [[TheElricSaga Elric]] using only his wits and the power of SCIENCE!.]]

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** [[spoiler: Tom managed to defeat an {{Expy}} of [[TheElricSaga [[Literature/TheElricSaga Elric]] using only his wits and the power of SCIENCE!.]]
29th Nov '14 4:06:06 PM LondonKdS
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* BitingTheHandHumour: Ed Brubaker's two-issue story is a parody of Moore's ''ComicBook/{{Miracleman}}'', which generally attacks the DarkerAndEdgier deconstructed superhero genre it initiated as pointlessly bleak for the sake of it.
13th Nov '14 11:36:39 AM DuckDuckNoose
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* ScienceMarchesOn: Invoked in-series. Tom notes that Saveen created phlogiston (liquid heat) a few years before scientists proved that it could not exist, a deliberate nod to the often-dodgy science of the GoldenAgeOfComics.

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* ScienceMarchesOn: Invoked in-series. Tom notes that Saveen created phlogiston (liquid heat) a few years before scientists proved that it could not exist, a deliberate nod to the often-dodgy science of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, and is somewhat confused as to how he was able to in the GoldenAgeOfComics.first place.
13th Nov '14 11:35:14 AM DuckDuckNoose
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* ScienceMarchesOn: Invoked in-series. Tom notes that Saveen created phlogiston (liquid heat) a few years before scientists proved that it could not exist, a deliberate nod to the often-dodgy science of TheGoldenAgeOfComics.

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* ScienceMarchesOn: Invoked in-series. Tom notes that Saveen created phlogiston (liquid heat) a few years before scientists proved that it could not exist, a deliberate nod to the often-dodgy science of TheGoldenAgeOfComics.the GoldenAgeOfComics.
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