History Comicbook / TheSimpsons

6th Oct '15 9:17:01 AM Angeldeb82
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* ShoutOutToShakespeare: Before "Twenty-Two Short Tales about Springfield" aired, Bumblebee Man spoke exclusively like this.
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* ShoutOutToShakespeare: [[ShoutOut/ToShakespeare Shout-Out: To Shakespeare]]: Before "Twenty-Two Short Tales about Springfield" aired, Bumblebee Man spoke exclusively like this.

* StatusQuoIsGod: The show's tendency towards this is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] sometimes. For example, when fired Homer just mutters to himself.
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* StatusQuoIsGod: The show's tendency towards this is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d sometimes. For example, when fired Homer just mutters to himself.
6th Oct '15 9:14:38 AM Angeldeb82
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: During the trial of Homer Comic Book Guy for the selling and distributing of obscene horror history comics Bart is able to act as their lawyer, he then has the entire jury replaced since they are not a jury of the defendants peers since they know nothing about comics and thus cannot truly understand the case. The jury is reformed with geeks who drop the obscenity charges, but charge them with a bunch of petty grievences instead.
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: During the trial of Homer Comic Book Guy for the selling and distributing of obscene horror history comics Bart is able to act as their lawyer, he then has the entire jury replaced since they are not a jury of the defendants peers since they know nothing about comics and thus cannot truly understand the case. The jury is reformed with geeks who drop the obscenity charges, but charge them with a bunch of petty grievences grievances instead.

** [[UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter Jimmy Carter]] appears in a flashback in "Marge the Sellout", building a home for Marge's old prom date Artie Ziff.
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** [[UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter Jimmy Carter]] UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter appears in a flashback in "Marge the Sellout", building a home for Marge's old prom date Artie Ziff.

* CharacterisationMarchesOn: An early Bartman comic has the Comic Book Guy ''willingly'' partake in selling deliberately made "error" comics, simply in order to make money.
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* CharacterisationMarchesOn: CharacterizationMarchesOn: An early Bartman comic has the Comic Book Guy ''willingly'' partake in selling deliberately made "error" comics, simply in order to make money.

* ComicBookDeath: In the Radioactive Man comics, this is parodied. When the eponymous hero is blasted with a death ray, and his sidekick mournfully announces he's dead, one of the other heroes just thinks "show-off. He'll be back by the end of the month." He is in fact back by the next issue.

* ComicBookDeath: DeathIsCheap: In the Radioactive Man comics, this is parodied. When the eponymous hero is blasted with a death ray, and his sidekick mournfully announces he's dead, one of the other heroes just thinks "show-off. He'll be back by the end of the month." He is in fact back by the next issue.

* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:"Nobody's Purrfect" ends on one of these. About to start a new life after being ridden of her obsession with cats, [[CrazyCatLady Eleanor Abernathy]] reverts back to normal when some kitties start chasing after her when she picks a nice sweater up from the garbage can. [[FridgeHorror Even worse,]] the blue cat's wink at the end makes it seem like they planned it.]]
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:"Nobody's Purrfect" ends on one of these. About to start a new life after being ridden of her obsession with cats, [[CrazyCatLady Eleanor Abernathy]] reverts back to normal when some kitties start chasing after her when she picks a nice sweater up from the garbage can. [[FridgeHorror Even worse,]] worse]], the blue cat's wink at the end makes it seem like they planned it.]]
3rd Aug '15 1:56:29 PM MisterCPC
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** Another Radioactive Man story that's supposed to be set during the Silver Age features his friend Radioactive Ape undergoing a series of bizarre transformations, the last of which sees him becoming an ultra-muscled, gun-toting thug covered in spikes and belts. After curing him, the two joke about how [[TemptingFate super heroes would never look that ridiculous in the future]].
28th Apr '15 9:32:52 AM Scorntex
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* AIIsACrapshoot: One issue has Smithers commissioning a supercomputer with Mr. Burns's personality, to take over his operation in case he dies. In an inversion, the computer is everything Burns isn't. Polite, genial, helpful. So naturally, once Mr. Burns learns about this, he has Smithers destroy "Monty". Smithers instead manages to smuggle him back to his home computer.

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** After an attempt at a computerized replacement goes wrong, Mr. Burns decides to go back to cloning attempts. -->'''Smithers:''' Old-school is best, sir.
31st Mar '15 3:30:50 PM Scorntex
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* AsYouKnow: Parodied in a Radioactive Man comic, where a villain, after describing her plan declares "a sudden desire to recount my origins!", much to her henchman's annoyance.
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* AsYouKnow: AssholeVictim: Frequent in Treehouse of Horror comics. ** Sideshow Blob's first victims include Dr. Nick, and the bullies, just after the latter had attacked Bart on Halloween Night. ** The Homer-plant eats Mr. Burns. * AsYouKnow: ** Parodied in a Radioactive Man comic, where a villain, after describing her plan declares "a sudden desire to recount my origins!", much to her henchman's annoyance.

* AsYouKnow: Parodied ** Subverted in a Radioactive Man comic, where a villain, after describing her another instance, when Magmo the Lava-Man begins monologing about why he's attacking the surface, only to stop when he realises he already knows what his plan declares "a sudden desire to recount my origins!", much to her henchman's annoyance.is.

* AsYouKnow: Parodied AtomicFBomb: Homer gets angry at traffic reporter Artie Pie, and calls up the radio to cuss him out. It gets him thrown in a Radioactive Man comic, where a villain, after describing her plan declares "a sudden desire to recount my origins!", much to her henchman's annoyance.jail.

* CanadaEh: One issue has Principal Skinner deported to Canada, portrayed as a tree-filled wasteland where he is forced to work in maple syrup mines, in exchange for socialized healthcare. He eventually escapes by throwing a beaver at a Mountie's face.
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* CanadaEh: One issue has Principal Skinner deported to Canada, portrayed as a tree-filled wasteland where he is everyone wears flannel shirts and plays hockey, with Skinner forced to work in maple syrup mines, mines in exchange for socialized healthcare. He eventually escapes by throwing a beaver at a Mountie's face.

* CanadaEh: CloningGambit: One issue has Principal Skinner deported Treehouse of Horror revolves around Burns using a cloning machine that creates perfect imperfect duplicates of whatever it's aimed at to Canada, portrayed as a tree-filled wasteland where he is forced to work in maple syrup mines, in exchange for socialized healthcare. He eventually escapes create the perfect worker, by throwing a beaver at a Mountie's face.using it on Homer. It creates ComicBook/{{Superman}}.

* ContinuitySnarl: The comic makes occasional use of the team known as The ''Z''-Men, but Creator/MarkMillar and Creator/GrantMorrison appear in one issue, and are explicitly said to have written X-Men proper.
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* ContinuitySnarl: The comic makes occasional use of the team known as The ''Z''-Men, but Creator/MarkMillar and Creator/GrantMorrison appear in one issue, and are explicitly said to have written X-Men proper.proper (though exactly ''which'' one wrote the proper X-Men is something they argue about. Violently).

* CrazyPrepared: Homer had the gutters outside the house padded in case he passes out in them.
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* CrazyPrepared: CrazyPrepared: ** Homer had the gutters outside the house padded in case he passes out in them.

* HiddenDepths: [[BarbaricBully Kearney]], of all people, is a member of Lisa's environmental group. He contributes donations in his own special way.
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* HiddenDepths: HiddenDepths: ** [[BarbaricBully Kearney]], of all people, is a member of Lisa's environmental group. He contributes donations in his own special way.way. ** ''Homer'' can recognise an episode of ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'', and when it was made.

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* HiddenDepths: [[BarbaricBully Kearney]], of all people, is a member of Lisa's environmental group. He contributes donations in his own special way.** In issue #100, when Bart and Lisa are trying to figure out the secret behind their comics, they approach Homer, who claims he's busy trying to find out how much beer it takes to make ''Becker'' funny.
30th Mar '15 12:27:23 PM Scorntex
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* AsYouKnow: Parodied in a Radioactive Man comic, where a villain, after describing her plan declares "a sudden desire to recount my origins!", much to her henchman's annoyance. -->'''Henchman:''' (''In thought caption'') Here we go again... -->'''Other Henchman:''' We just went over this at breakfast.

* ComicBookTime: Radioactive Man notes that Bug Boy has been trying to cure his shrapnel problem for thirty-six years, but has stayed twelve years old all that time. Bug Boy spends the next several hours explaining how that's possible with math.

* GeneralRipper: Subverted in one Radioactive Man comic, with a general who looks like [[ComicBook/Spiderman J. Jonah Jameson]], but is actually reasonable and even-tempered.
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* GeneralRipper: Subverted in one Radioactive Man comic, with a general who looks like [[ComicBook/Spiderman [[ComicBook/SpiderMan J. Jonah Jameson]], but is actually reasonable reasonable, trusting and even-tempered.

* GeneralRipper: Subverted in one GoodIsDumb: Radioactive Man comic, with is (more or less) a general who looks like [[ComicBook/Spiderman J. Jonah Jameson]], good person, but is actually reasonable and even-tempered.completely lacking in any manner of common sense.

* GeneralRipper: Subverted in JiveTurkey: Purple Haze, one of Radioactive Man comic, with a general who looks like [[ComicBook/Spiderman J. Jonah Jameson]], but is actually reasonable and even-tempered.Man's teammates. Lampshaded, of course. -->'''Henchman:''' Oh, you lousy stereotype!

* GeneralRipper: Subverted in one Radioactive Man comic, with a general who looks like [[ComicBook/Spiderman J. Jonah Jameson]], but is actually reasonable LastOfHisKind: Bug Boy completely blew up his entire planet as an infant. A later comic shows that some of his species survived, and even-tempered.not surprisingly, he didn't want to go home.

* GeneralRipper: Subverted in one Radioactive Man comic, with a general who looks like [[ComicBook/Spiderman J. Jonah Jameson]], but is actually reasonable and even-tempered.PaperThinDisguise: In order to avoid an angry mob, Mr. Burns disguises himself as Marie Antoinette. It doesn't work for an instant.

* RightHandAttackDog: Denied in one issue, where Burns demands this when an employee [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness stops being useful to him]], only to be reminded he's at the Power Plant, and the dogs live in his mansion. He releases the Smithers instead.
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* RightHandAttackDog: RightHandAttackDog: ** Denied in one issue, where Burns demands this when an employee [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness stops being useful to him]], only to be reminded he's at the Power Plant, and the dogs live in his mansion. He releases the Smithers instead.

** According to the makers of Radioactive Man, the artist and inker behind the last big crossover event had to be institutionalised.
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** According to the makers of Radioactive Man, the artist and inker behind the last big crossover event had to be institutionalised.institutionalised, there were so many characters. -->'''Inker:''' The roll call never ends! ''It never ends!''

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** According * SnapBack: One issue has Bart manage to gain ownership of a comic book company. Come next issue, and it's vanished into the makers of Radioactive Man, the artist and inker behind the last big crossover event had to be institutionalised.aether.
30th Mar '15 12:11:06 PM Scorntex
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* CharacterisationMarchesOn: An early Bartman comic has the Comic Book Guy ''willingly'' partake in selling deliberately made "error" comics, simply in order to make money.

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* ContinuitySnarl: The comic makes occasional use of the team known as The ''Z''-Men, but Creator/MarkMillar and Creator/GrantMorrison appear in one issue, and are explicitly said to have written X-Men proper.

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* ItAlwaysRainsAtFunerals: Invoked during Radioactive Man's [[ComicBookDeath latest funeral]], where's it's pouring down due to several men operating a massive hose, making it look like it's raining.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Parodied with the Z-Men, who have multiple titles for sale, including the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aptly titled]] ''Another Bunch of Z-Men''.

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* ResetButton: One storyline revolves around Springfield being nuked by Itchy & Scratchy (long story) and everyone gaining superpowers, save Bart. It's undone via time-travel.

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* StuffBlowingUp: Instead of the Bat-Signal, Radioactive Man has the Atomo-Signal, which is an actual explosion.

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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: In one Simpsons Super Special, Jimbo, Dolph and Kearney steal exhibits from a scienctist' convention. Kearney winds up with X-Ray pants, and repeatedly tries to get a swap, to no luck.
17th Dec '14 1:38:26 PM fruitstripegum
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* ArtShift: ''Treehouse of Horror'', an annual series of Halloween comics inspired by the televised ''Simpsons'' episodes [[TreehouseOfHorror of the same title]]. ** Issue 15 is the most blatant example. Just about every writer and illustrator who worked on that issue have made names for themselves in the independent comic book field.

* ArtShift: ''Treehouse of Horror'', an annual series of Halloween comics inspired by the televised ''Simpsons'' episodes [[TreehouseOfHorror of the same title]]. ** Issue 15 is the most blatant example. Just about every writer and illustrator who worked on that issue have made names for themselves in the independent comic book field.
15th Dec '14 10:04:33 AM Scorntex
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* IHaveManyNames: One of Radioactive Man's fellow superheroes changes his name frequently. He starts off as Purple Heart, later changed to Purple Badge of Courage after delivered C&D notices by the U.S. Army lawyers, then Bleeding Heart, then finally Broken Heart, when he becomes a brooding anti-hero. Bleeding Heart seems to be the one that won out in the end.

** And again with a Radioactive Man issue, where a clone of his becomes a nastier, edgier Radioactive Man, who is much more popular with children and marketing executives. The original defeats him with an attorney.

* OtherMeAnnoysMe: Radioactive Man doesn't get along with the Radioactive Man of Beta-Earth, in one instance trying to trick the guy into sacrificing himself at the drop of a hat.

* PeelingPotatoes: According to one of his war stories, Grampa was so good at peeling potatoes that he became a war hero.
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* PeelingPotatoes: According to one of his war stories, Grampa was so good at peeling potatoes that he became it made him a war hero.
22nd Nov '14 8:36:51 AM Scorntex
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* GeneralRipper: Subverted in one Radioactive Man comic, with a general who looks like [[ComicBook/Spiderman J. Jonah Jameson]], but is actually reasonable and even-tempered.

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* JerkJock: Subverted in one Radioactive Man parody of Spider-Man's origin, with a jock who's trying to be supportive towards a nerd, who assumes he's this. He's even seen lamenting his inability to "help his fellow man".

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** According to the makers of Radioactive Man, the artist and inker behind the last big crossover event had to be institutionalised.
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