History Comicbook / Marville

16th Oct '17 7:54:51 PM Twentington
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* DeathByOriginStory: {{Zig Zagg|ingTrope}}ed with Al's dog, [=AOLstro=]. At first, Al's failure to stop a bank robber appeared to have lead to [=AOLstro=]'s death, but it turns out the robber slipped on [=AOLstro=]'s drool. Later, when Al and Mickey go to the movies, a mugger apparently shot [=AOLstro=] in an alley, but it turned out [=AOLstro=] knocked him out by farting.

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* DeathByOriginStory: {{Zig Zagg|ingTrope}}ed with Al's dog, [=AOLstro=]. At first, Al's failure to stop a bank robber appeared to have lead led to [=AOLstro=]'s death, but it turns out the robber slipped on [=AOLstro=]'s drool. Later, when Al and Mickey go to the movies, a mugger apparently shot [=AOLstro=] in an alley, but it turned out [=AOLstro=] knocked him out by farting.
10th Oct '17 5:25:00 PM Riguor
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** [[spoiler:This becomes FridgeLogic almost immediately; Despite Jack claiming the world is headed towards World War III, Al never mentions any war in the 3000 years between his time and the present, and very little suggests that there was any threat of war in the future either.]]
10th Oct '17 5:10:14 PM BeastC
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* OnlySixFaces: Mark D. Bright's artwork results in various jokes being lost on the reader. Anytime Al and Mickey meet some type-casted actor, their resemblance to ''everyone else'' makes it difficult to determine who the hell they're referencing. Even Wolverine, who has one of the most recognizable mugs in comics, simply looks like Al with long black hair.
28th Sep '17 8:20:36 PM DrakeClawfang
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* RandomEventsPlot: A summary of the six issues goes as follows: Superman parody, political satire starring superheroes, the cast meets God at the dawn of creation, the cast runs from dinosaurs in the Jurassic Age, the cast meets Wolverine as the first human being leading cave people, Al recaps the series in the framing device of pitching the story to a comic editor. Along the way the reasons for characters doing things change constantly, even in the same issue, and the writer seems to forgot plot points he made in previous issues.
4th Aug '17 8:39:35 PM CountDorku
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* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: Used verbatim, as, impressively, not even the most wrong thing ''in the sentence it was in''.
26th Jun '17 3:49:59 PM Sakubara
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* DirtyHarriet: Lucy does this in her introductory issue.
8th Jun '17 5:25:25 PM rjd1922
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* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse]]: [=AOLstro=], Al's dog, disappears after Issue #2 -- he doesn't even pop back up in Issue #6, which recaps the first five issues.

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* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse]]: WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [=AOLstro=], Al's dog, disappears after Issue #2 -- he doesn't even pop back up in Issue #6, which recaps the first five issues.
23rd May '17 1:29:58 PM MCanter89
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Kal-AOL Turner, son of Ted Turner from the year 5002, is transported into the present day. Believing himself to be a superhero, Kal-AOL meets up with Mickey (who nicknames him "Al") and Lucy. And crosses paths with Creator/SpikeLee and Radio/RushLimbaugh. The first books are also filled with attempts at parody and [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical topical humor.]]

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Kal-AOL Turner, son of Ted Turner from the year 5002, is transported into the present day. Believing himself to be a superhero, Kal-AOL meets up with Mickey (who nicknames him "Al") and Lucy. And crosses paths with Creator/SpikeLee and Radio/RushLimbaugh. The first books are also filled with attempts at parody and [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical topical humor.]]
humor]].






* CoversAlwaysLie: Most of the covers feature [[SexyPackaging cheesecake shots of a redhead]] [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame who never actually appears in the comic.]] Issue #1 also had an alternate cover with mechas.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: Most of the covers feature [[SexyPackaging cheesecake shots of a redhead]] [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame who never actually appears in the comic.]] comic]]. Issue #1 also had an alternate cover with mechas.



* {{Dominatrix}}: Lucy suddenly becomes one during one criminal's [[MindScrew rather-confusing]] trip through the justice system in Issue #2.

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* {{Dominatrix}}: Lucy suddenly becomes one during one criminal's [[MindScrew rather-confusing]] rather confusing]] trip through the justice system in Issue #2.



* [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame Lady Not-Appearing-In-This-Comic]]: The scantily-clad redhead who appears on the covers (aside from the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' parody alternate covers for issue 1, and the ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} alternate cover for issue 5). Though it's possible she's supposed to be Mickey, due to one of the covers featuring her in a taxi cab.

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* [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame Lady Not-Appearing-In-This-Comic]]: The scantily-clad scantily clad redhead who appears on the covers (aside from the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' parody alternate covers for issue 1, and the ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} alternate cover for issue 5). Though it's possible she's supposed to be Mickey, due to one of the covers featuring her in a taxi cab.



* PlotHole: You can't go more than three steps without falling into one. Around issues 3 to 5, the Time Machine's mechanics become a little confusing and inconsistent. The characters decide to use a bag, some water, and a pre-historic life form to check what year they're arriving at, but it's never explained how ''they're'' not aging along with it either, and a panel ago, there's a window on the time machine, rendering their "biological clock" a little pointless. Also they claim that the Time Machine does not move from the location they started from, but Al was sent into the middle of the street when he first arrived in the past. And let's not forget the Time Machine's presence is confusing, since the first issue has Ted Turner directly state that the Time Machine is in the future and he has no way to send it back to Al.

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* PlotHole: You can't go more than three steps without falling into one. Around issues 3 to 5, the Time Machine's mechanics become a little confusing and inconsistent. The characters decide to use a bag, some water, and a pre-historic life form to check what year they're arriving at, but it's never explained how ''they're'' not aging along with it it, either, and a panel ago, there's a window on the time machine, rendering their "biological clock" a little pointless. Also Also, they claim that the Time Machine time machine does not move from the location they started from, but Al was sent into the middle of the street when he first arrived in the past. And let's not forget the Time Machine's presence is confusing, since the first issue has Ted Turner directly state that the Time Machine time machine is in the future and he has no way to send it back to Al.



* ScienceIsWrong: The comic does this to an insulting degree, to the point that it pretty much states that if you believe in science [[YouFool you are a moron.]]

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* ScienceIsWrong: The comic does this to an insulting degree, to the point that it pretty much states that if you believe in science science, [[YouFool you are a moron.]]moron]].



** There's a jab aimed at Jemas' competitor Creator/PeterDavid in Issue #2, when says David has ''no fans'' (while Radio/RushLimbaugh has ''tons'' of fans.)

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** There's a jab aimed at Jemas' competitor Creator/PeterDavid in Issue #2, when says David has ''no fans'' (while Radio/RushLimbaugh has ''tons'' of fans.)fans).



* TakeThatAudience: Kicks in as late as--get this--Issue #6. Worse, it's not as much as making fun of the audience, rather it's a savage indictment of American culture: the reasoning is that Al's pitch for "world peace" is rejected by the editor [[ArtistDisillusionment because audiences don't care about substance and just want more superhero comics.]] Eat your heart out, Creator/GrantMorrison.

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* TakeThatAudience: Kicks in as late as--get this--Issue #6. Worse, it's not as much as making fun of the audience, rather it's a savage indictment of American culture: the reasoning is that Al's pitch for "world peace" is rejected by the editor [[ArtistDisillusionment because audiences don't care about substance and just want more superhero comics.]] comics]]. Eat your heart out, Creator/GrantMorrison.



* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse]]: [=AOLstro=], Al's dog, disappears after Issue #2 - he doesn't even pop back up in Issue #6, which recaps the first five issues.
* WholePlotReference: Issue #3-#6 is essentially a Marvel ''ComicBook/ChickTracts''.

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* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse]]: [=AOLstro=], Al's dog, disappears after Issue #2 - -- he doesn't even pop back up in Issue #6, which recaps the first five issues.
* WholePlotReference: Issue #3-#6 #3#6 is essentially a Marvel ''ComicBook/ChickTracts''.



* WorldWarIII: [[spoiler:It is revealed in #5 that the reason that they are traveling through time is because Jack wants to show them how war works and due to their popularity and wealth from "fighting" crime they will prevent the upcoming World War. However, we never actually see them do this - make of that what you will.]]

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* WorldWarIII: [[spoiler:It is revealed in #5 that the reason that they are traveling through time is because Jack wants to show them how war works and due to their popularity and wealth from "fighting" crime they will prevent the upcoming World War. However, we never actually see them do this - -- make of that what you will.]]
22nd May '17 8:39:03 PM ThePantherMan
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* [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame Lady Not-Appearing-In-This-Comic]]: The scantily-clad redhead who appears on the covers (aside from the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' parody alternate covers for issue 1, and the ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} alternate cover for issue 5).

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* [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame Lady Not-Appearing-In-This-Comic]]: The scantily-clad redhead who appears on the covers (aside from the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' parody alternate covers for issue 1, and the ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} alternate cover for issue 5). Though it's possible she's supposed to be Mickey, due to one of the covers featuring her in a taxi cab.
22nd May '17 8:35:43 PM ThePantherMan
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Batman, Iron Man, and Black Panther are considerably more dickish than their main counterparts.



* TakeThat: Most of the digs at Creator/DCComics are rather mean-spirited.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat
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Most of the digs at Creator/DCComics are rather mean-spirited.



** As shown in the {{Irony}} entry, Bill Jemas is not very respectful to his competitor Peter David.



* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Dog]]: [=AOLstro=], Al's dog, disappears after Issue #2.

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* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Dog]]: [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse]]: [=AOLstro=], Al's dog, disappears after Issue #2.#2 - he doesn't even pop back up in Issue #6, which recaps the first five issues.



* WorldWarIII: [[spoiler:It is revealed in #5 that the reason that they are traveling through time is because Jack wants to show them how war works and due to their popularity and wealth from "fighting" crime they will prevent the upcoming World War.]]

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* WorldWarIII: [[spoiler:It is revealed in #5 that the reason that they are traveling through time is because Jack wants to show them how war works and due to their popularity and wealth from "fighting" crime they will prevent the upcoming World War. However, we never actually see them do this - make of that what you will.]]
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