History Comicbook / Grendel

12th Jan '16 1:10:54 PM avon
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** Also, during Brian's tenure as Grendel, someone was discussing going home and watching DavidLetterman although they felt that the "old fart just aint funny anymore". Letterman retired from Late Night host in 2015; that would be about ten years before the events in the comic.
12th Jan '16 1:06:24 PM avon
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: In Issue #1 of "Devils Legacy" Christine was on the PhilDonahue show where she discussed the legacy of Grendel in her family. She mused that Donahue must be about 70 by now. According to recent estimate (based on when the idea of the original Hunter Rose stories being set in the early-mid 80s), Christine's story arc would have to take place somewhere in the mid 2020's. That would make Donahue more likely to be in his 90s by then. Donahue's long running show ended in 1996 and he had a short lived show between 2002-2003. The fact that the second show didn't last a year might reflect how relevant Donahue was in the 2000s (not very). Even if he's still alive, the "serious" talk show format is DeaderThanDisco. So no one is really holding their breath thinking that he'll try again anytime soon.
21st Nov '15 8:02:00 PM TVRulezAgain
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* CanonWelding: Played with. Both of the crossovers with {{Batman}} are Grendel continuity, but not Batman's.

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* CanonWelding: Played with. Both of the crossovers with {{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} are Grendel continuity, but not Batman's.
26th Oct '15 2:58:15 PM ThallianGold
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* CanonWelding: Played with. Both of the crossovers with {{Batman}} are Grendel continuity, but not Batman's.



** [[spoiler: Hunter Rose in Batman/Grendel]] is revealed to wear the Grendel mask as makeup under the actual Grendel mask.



** Both Hunter and Christine [[TemptingFate swear to protect their children.]]



** Anyone with a SkunkStripe is probably a major Grendel figure.



** Grendel Prime was created to embody the purest ideals of the Grendel philosophy, including refusing "Name, or status, or rank of any kind." Unfortunately for him, this also means he's a OneManArmy who refuses to be TheLeader, and is [[DespairEventHorizon doomed to watch his ideals crumble into antiquity when lesser souls cannot live up to his example]].



** also, "Grendel vs Radio/TheShadow", where Grendel is sent back in time to the 1930s, where he stages a coup d'etat to take over the era's mafia and does battle with the famous vigilante.

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** also, Also, "Grendel vs Radio/TheShadow", where Grendel is sent back in time to the 1930s, where he stages a coup d'etat to take over the era's mafia and does battle with the famous vigilante.



** Grendel Prime is specifically called out on this, repeatedly referred to as [[InSeriesNickname "paladin"]].



** Orion attempts to seize control of the world peaceably whenever possible. [[BewareTheNiceOnes It rarely is, but that doesn't stop him.]]



** The corruption of the Catholic Church is a common theme in Orion Assante's stories.



* VillainProtagonist

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* VillainProtagonist VillainProtagonist: Most stories take place from the Grendels' perspectives, and are rarely sympathetic.
30th Sep '15 3:03:33 PM ThallianGold
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* FrequentlyBrokenUnbreakableVow: Expect most promises to end in bloodshed. Expect those who break the Grendel Oath to suffer for it. Expect most showcased Grendels to break the oath.
23rd Oct '14 11:24:49 PM KevinKlawitter
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** also, "Grendel vs Radio/TheShadow", where Grendel is sent back in time to the 1930s, where he stages a coup d'etat to take over the era's mafia and does battle with the famous vigilante.
10th Apr '14 2:48:11 PM LondonKdS
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* {{Omnibus}}: The early 2010s saw the publication of the complete series (minus the ''Batman'' crossovers for legal reasons, and the Argent origin story because it was impossible to obtain high-enough-quality artwork) in four omnibus volumes, in order of internal chronology.
8th Apr '14 5:44:04 PM MarkLungo
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* ShoutOut: When Laurel Kennedy is declining into insanity, she plays with a group of dolls that include action figures of ComicBook/TankGirl and Milk of ''FunWithMilkAndCheese''.

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* ShoutOut: When Laurel Kennedy is declining into insanity, she plays with a group of dolls that include action figures of ComicBook/TankGirl and Milk of ''FunWithMilkAndCheese''.''ComicBook/FunWithMilkAndCheese''.



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1st Apr '14 11:27:54 AM KingClark
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Along the the way, Grendel comes across two other important characters: Stacy Palumbo, a young girl whom Hunter adopts after he kills her father, and Argent the Wolf, a cursed werewolf who works with the police to stop Grendel. At the end of the first Grendel story, ''Devil by the Deed'', Stacy, who has found out Hunter is Grendel, manipulates both Grendel and Argent to fight on a rooftop, [[spoiler:where Grendel dies]].

However, this is not the end of the story; the series proper is set in the future after the conclusion of ''Devil by the Deed'', initially featuring Stacy's daughter Christine Spar. The story then continues in the far future, where the concept of Grendel eventually becomes [[spoiler:the basis of world civilisation]].

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Along the the way, Grendel comes across two other important characters: Stacy Palumbo, a young girl whom Hunter adopts after he kills her father, and Argent the Wolf, a cursed werewolf who works with the police to stop Grendel. At the end of the first Grendel story, ''Devil by the Deed'', Stacy, who has found out Hunter is Grendel, manipulates both Grendel and Argent to fight on a rooftop, [[spoiler:where where Grendel dies]].

dies.

However, this is not the end of the story; the series proper is set in the future after the conclusion of ''Devil by the Deed'', initially featuring Stacy's daughter Christine Spar. The story then continues in the far future, where the concept of Grendel eventually becomes [[spoiler:the the basis of world civilisation]].
civilisation.
1st Apr '14 11:23:51 AM KingClark
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* DistantFinale: By the end of this far future we see [[spoiler: Grendal has in his very basic essence and concept, '''taken over the world'''.]]

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* DistantFinale: By the end of this far future we see [[spoiler: Grendal has that Grendel has, in his very basic essence and concept, '''taken over the world'''.]]



* OldShame: The Comico black-and-white miniseries, as well as the character's ''introduction in Comico Primer #2.''
** To an extent, Wagner feels this of his original concept of even Devil By the Deed, what with the line about [[TrueArtIsAngsty Grendel being the spirit of society's mediocrity.]]



* PathOfInspiration: In the far future, [[spoiler:the Catholic Church]]

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* PathOfInspiration: In the far future, [[spoiler:the Catholic Church]]Church]].



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Devil Child, featuring Stacy and bridging between Devil By the Deed and Devil's Legacy. Spoilers for real life trauma: [[spoiler: Stacy was raped by a man she trusted. The second issue's letter column reveals that the writer based Stacy's reaction to this event on personal experience.]]

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Devil Child, featuring Stacy and bridging between Devil By the Deed and Devil's Legacy. Spoilers for real life trauma: [[spoiler: Stacy [[spoiler:Stacy was raped by a man she trusted. The second issue's letter column reveals that the writer based Stacy's reaction to this event on personal experience.]]



* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The title saw a delay of several years due to the bankruptcy of its original publisher (Comico). During the interim, Comico's owners tried to claim Grendel as a company asset and prevent Wagner from taking the character elsewhere. This also held up Dark Horse reprints of the Comico issues, which eventually went through without further complications.
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