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12th Jun '16 5:29:36 PM nombretomado
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** After Marvel announced that they were introducing a Pakistani-American teenager as the new MsMarvel, a number of outlets cited her as the first Muslim superhero. This is despite the fact that, at Marvel alone, Ms. Marvel is predated by Dust, Josiah X, and Faiza Hussain, and made even more ridiculous by the fact that DC got mainstream coverage only ''a year'' prior for introducing a Muslim Comicbook/GreenLantern.

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** After Marvel announced that they were introducing a Pakistani-American teenager as the new MsMarvel, ComicBook/{{Ms Marvel|2014}}, a number of outlets cited her as the first Muslim superhero. This is despite the fact that, at Marvel alone, Ms. Marvel is predated by Dust, Josiah X, and Faiza Hussain, and made even more ridiculous by the fact that DC got mainstream coverage only ''a year'' prior for introducing a Muslim Comicbook/GreenLantern.
28th May '16 7:40:38 PM Doug86
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Thanks to CowboyBebopAtHisComputer, it's only a matter of time before the news informs us that the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} are 24th in a line of alphabet-themed superhero teams.

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Thanks to CowboyBebopAtHisComputer, it's only a matter of time before the news informs us that the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen are 24th in a line of alphabet-themed superhero teams.
19th May '16 9:21:17 AM Doug86
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* An Australian newspaper condemned the depiction of women in comic books. They cited one of the earliest examples of poor treatment being Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'s girlfriend Gwen Stacy. So far, correct. Then they wrote about her terrible demise by being [[StuffedIntoTheFridge killed and stuffed in Spider-Man's fridge]]...

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* An Australian newspaper condemned the depiction of women in comic books. They cited one of the earliest examples of poor treatment being Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'s Comicbook/SpiderMan's girlfriend Gwen Stacy. So far, correct. Then they wrote about her terrible demise by being [[StuffedIntoTheFridge killed and stuffed in Spider-Man's fridge]]...
29th Apr '16 4:23:04 PM nombretomado
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* A British newspaper once featured a picture of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, captioned as ''CaptainPlanet'', apparently [[http://blog.newsarama.com/2007/11/14/do-you-think-this-a-on-my-head-stands-for-planet/ failing to spot the colossal A on his helmet and American flag shield]]. Perhaps it was a dig at [[{{Eagleland}} America's presence on the world stage]], although this is probably giving those responsible too much credit.

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* A British newspaper once featured a picture of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, captioned as ''CaptainPlanet'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}}'', apparently [[http://blog.newsarama.com/2007/11/14/do-you-think-this-a-on-my-head-stands-for-planet/ failing to spot the colossal A on his helmet and American flag shield]]. Perhaps it was a dig at [[{{Eagleland}} America's presence on the world stage]], although this is probably giving those responsible too much credit.
28th Feb '16 7:42:45 PM nombretomado
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* And actually you can include any mainstream news pieces which focused on the deaths of beloved superhero staples like Franchise/{{Superman}} back in the 90s, and {{Captain America}} and Franchise/{{Batman}} in the 00's. They rarely mentioned that superhero deaths are a cyclical process and that their resurrections were inevitable the moment they were killed off (or, in the case of Batman, not pointing out that he was shown to actually not be dead at the end of the very story where he was presumed to have been killed). These news pieces were usually substantiated by the publicity and hype machine departments of Marvel/DC who also avoided downplaying the overall significance of those deaths lest they damper the sudden interest they were receiving.

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* And actually you can include any mainstream news pieces which focused on the deaths of beloved superhero staples like Franchise/{{Superman}} back in the 90s, and {{Captain ComicBook/{{Captain America}} and Franchise/{{Batman}} in the 00's. They rarely mentioned that superhero deaths are a cyclical process and that their resurrections were inevitable the moment they were killed off (or, in the case of Batman, not pointing out that he was shown to actually not be dead at the end of the very story where he was presumed to have been killed). These news pieces were usually substantiated by the publicity and hype machine departments of Marvel/DC who also avoided downplaying the overall significance of those deaths lest they damper the sudden interest they were receiving.
28th Feb '16 7:42:29 PM nombretomado
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* A British newspaper once featured a picture of CaptainAmerica, captioned as ''CaptainPlanet'', apparently [[http://blog.newsarama.com/2007/11/14/do-you-think-this-a-on-my-head-stands-for-planet/ failing to spot the colossal A on his helmet and American flag shield]]. Perhaps it was a dig at [[{{Eagleland}} America's presence on the world stage]], although this is probably giving those responsible too much credit.

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* A British newspaper once featured a picture of CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, captioned as ''CaptainPlanet'', apparently [[http://blog.newsarama.com/2007/11/14/do-you-think-this-a-on-my-head-stands-for-planet/ failing to spot the colossal A on his helmet and American flag shield]]. Perhaps it was a dig at [[{{Eagleland}} America's presence on the world stage]], although this is probably giving those responsible too much credit.
21st Feb '16 11:06:31 AM DaibhidC
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* In [[http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2012/jul/20/picket-1986-dark-knight-returns-comic-portrays-mov this article]] about the movie theater shootings in Colorado at the premiere of ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', the writer mentions an incident in ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' in which a similar shooting occurred at a "Batman-inspired porn theater." The comic actually says it was a "Batman-inspired porn theater shootout" [[AmbiguousSyntax as in the ''shooting'' was inspired by Batman, not the porn theater]].

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* In [[http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2012/jul/20/picket-1986-dark-knight-returns-comic-portrays-mov this article]] about the movie theater shootings in Colorado at the premiere of ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', the writer mentions an incident in ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'' in which a similar shooting occurred at a "Batman-inspired porn theater." The comic actually says it was a "Batman-inspired porn theater shootout" [[AmbiguousSyntax as in the ''shooting'' was inspired by Batman, not the porn theater]]. (And even then, the gunman's internal monologue has nothing to do with Batman. The "Batman-inspired" line comes from [[{{Irony}} a journalist seeing patterns that aren't there]].)



* When Marvel Comics killed off the [[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan Ultimate incarnation of Peter Parker]] and replaced him with Miles Morales, news reports made it sound like the mainstream Earth-616 incarnation of Peter Parker had been killed off and replaced.

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* When Marvel Comics killed off the [[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan Ultimate incarnation of Peter Parker]] and replaced him with Miles Morales, news reports made it sound like the mainstream Earth-616 incarnation of Peter Parker had been killed off and replaced.
30th Jan '16 9:18:47 PM comicwriter
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** When ''Silk'' first launched, MSNBC ran a report that cited the character as Marvel's first Asian-American superhero. Keith Chow corrected them by pointing out that characters like [[Comicbook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]] predated Silk, and that DC's [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]] was technically the first Asian-American superhero to have her own series.

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** When ''Silk'' ''Comicbook/{{Silk}}'' first launched, MSNBC ran a report that cited the character as Marvel's first Asian-American superhero. Keith Chow corrected them by pointing out that characters like [[Comicbook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]] predated Silk, and that DC's [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]] was technically the first Asian-American superhero to have her own series.
23rd Jan '16 6:26:21 PM nombretomado
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** In an article about a local black comic book artist/writer, a paper claimed that there were only five black superheroes, which the article proceeded to list. Aside from the fact that there are far more than five black superheroes, the list didn't mention {{Storm}} (who, due to the at-the-time fairly recent first ''Film/XMen'' movie, was arguably the best-known black superhero in America) but did include [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]]. Who is white.

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** In an article about a local black comic book artist/writer, a paper claimed that there were only five black superheroes, which the article proceeded to list. Aside from the fact that there are far more than five black superheroes, the list didn't mention {{Storm}} ComicBook/{{Storm}} (who, due to the at-the-time fairly recent first ''Film/XMen'' movie, was arguably the best-known black superhero in America) but did include [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]]. Who is white.
7th Dec '15 11:16:41 AM Arawn999
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* When Marvel Comics killed off the [[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan Ultimate incarnation of Peter Parker]] and replaced him with Miles Morales, news reports made it sound like the mainstream Earth-616 incarnation of Peter Parker had been killed off and replaced.
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