History DarkerAndEdgier / ComicBooks

24th Sep '16 12:01:12 PM DaibhidC
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* Parodied by Creator/AlanMoore, at about the same time as he was getting a rep for it, in ''In Pictopia'', set in an absurdly darker and edgier version of a CaptainErsatz comic strip setting, with things like not-ComicStrip/{{Blondie}} as a prostitute, who gets raided by not-ComicBook/JudgeDredd. The main character, Nocturno the Necromancer (Comicstrip/MandrakeTheMagician) is horrified by what's happening to the place, especially when his goofy buddy Flexible Flynn (Comicbook/PlasticMan) is replaced by a snarling NinetiesAntiHero.
14th Aug '16 12:05:42 AM Anicomicgeek
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* Creator/DCComics's ''ComicBook/EarthOne'' takes the same apporach as ''Ultimate Marvel'' did. Among other things, Krypton's destruction was a deliberate act of war, Superman's more angsty than other portrayals and is distrusted by the public, Bruce Wayne isn't as skilled as other versions and is originally sorely about bringing in the man he believes had his parents killed to justice, Alfred is the family's bodyguard (not their butler) and encourages Bruce to kill, Jim Gordon is a reluctant DirtyCop, and [[spoiler:Hippolyta originally had Diana for the purpose to enact a war against all males]].
22nd Jun '16 11:39:51 PM Pichu-kun
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** The 2008 ''X-Force'' series starred a team led by Wolverine, functioning as the X-Men "black ops" team. [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7d/X-Force-1-cover.jpg Where everyone wears black leather and has red eyes, and there is much growling and slashing had by all]]. Or in other words, it was a Darker and Edgier version of an already Darker and Edgier book! The book sometimes reached StealthParody levels, or occasionally overt self-parody, as with a reprint of the first three issues with a variant cover showing [[http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?t=218997 puppies and rainbows coming out of wounds like blood.]]
*** There is also a hint of deconstruction. Deadpool grows increasingly disgusted and angered over the dark actions the team takes over the course of the series. You know things are getting bad when ''Deadpool'' is having to be the OnlySaneMan/moral compass.

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** The 2008 ''X-Force'' series starred a team led by Wolverine, functioning as the X-Men "black ops" team. [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7d/X-Force-1-cover.jpg Where everyone wears black leather and has red eyes, and there is much growling and slashing had by all]]. Or in other words, it was a Darker and Edgier version of an already Darker and Edgier book! The book sometimes reached StealthParody levels, or occasionally overt self-parody, as with a reprint of the first three issues with a variant cover showing [[http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?t=218997 puppies and rainbows coming out of wounds like blood.]]
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]] There is also a hint of deconstruction. Deadpool grows increasingly disgusted and angered over the dark actions the team takes over the course of the series. You know things are getting bad when ''Deadpool'' is having to be the OnlySaneMan/moral compass.



* ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' is this to the games at the time it was being produced, and ''Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline'' is this to the source comic. The most well-known aspect is that Super Sonic is a SuperpoweredEvilSide who eventually splits up from Sonic and becomes basically a physical god. Sonic once believed he killed his friends and fell into a HeroicBSOD.

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* ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' is this to the games at the time it was being produced, and produced (and ''Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline'' is this to the source comic.comic). The most well-known aspect is that Super Sonic is a SuperpoweredEvilSide who eventually splits up from Sonic and becomes basically a physical god. Sonic once believed he killed his friends and fell into a HeroicBSOD.



** ''ComicBook/LifeWithArchieTheMarriedLife'' presents stories from the "future" in which Archie has grown up and gotten married, and now has more realistic, adult-sized problems to deal with. So dark that [[spoiler:Archie gets killed in the final issue]]

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** ''ComicBook/LifeWithArchieTheMarriedLife'' presents stories from the "future" in which Archie has grown up and gotten married, and now has more realistic, adult-sized problems to deal with. So It's so dark that [[spoiler:Archie gets killed killed]] in the final issue]]issue.



* The European G1 ''ComicBook/MyLittlePony'' comics are darker than the toy-line and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyNFriends American cartoons]]. While they were usually cute and fluffy, they delved into certain stuff other parts of the franchise wouldn't. The most infamous issue had an explanation for the Twinkle-Eyed ponies. They were enslaved by a wizard and forced to live in darkness so long they [[EyeScream went blind]]. Applejack [[AccidentalMurder accidentally pushes]] the wizard to his death and saves the ponies. The rescued ponies end up using the jewels in place of eyes, and that's their [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstory]] for characters like Fizzy.

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* The European G1 ''ComicBook/MyLittlePony'' comics are darker than the toy-line and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyNFriends [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends American cartoons]]. While they were usually cute and fluffy, they delved into certain stuff other parts of the franchise wouldn't. The most infamous issue had an explanation for the Twinkle-Eyed ponies. They were enslaved by a wizard and forced to live in darkness so long they [[EyeScream went blind]]. Applejack [[AccidentalMurder accidentally pushes]] the wizard to his death and saves the ponies. The rescued ponies end up using the jewels in place of eyes, and that's their [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstory]] for characters like Fizzy.
22nd Jun '16 11:37:09 PM Pichu-kun
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** There's ''ComicBook/ChillingAdventuresOfSabrina''. It's in a similar realistic art style as ''Afterlife with Archie'' and has the same writer. It emphasises the horror aspect of Sabrina heavily.

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** There's ''ComicBook/ChillingAdventuresOfSabrina''. It's ''ComicBook/ChillingAdventuresOfSabrina'' is in a similar realistic art style as ''Afterlife with Archie'' and has the same writer. It emphasises the horror aspect of Sabrina ''Sabrina The Teenage Witch'' heavily.



* The European G1 ''ComicBook/MyLittlePony'' comics are darker than the toy-line and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyNFriends American cartoons]. While they were usually cute and fluffy, they delved into certain stuff other parts of the franchise wouldn't. The most infamous issue had an explanation for the Twinkle-Eyed ponies. They were enslaved by a wizard and forced to live in darkness so long they [[EyeScream went blind]]. Applejack [[AccidentalMurder accidentally pushes]] the wizard to his death and saves the ponies. The rescued ponies end up using the jewels in place of eyes, and that's their [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstory]] for characters like Fizzy.

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* The European G1 ''ComicBook/MyLittlePony'' comics are darker than the toy-line and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyNFriends American cartoons].cartoons]]. While they were usually cute and fluffy, they delved into certain stuff other parts of the franchise wouldn't. The most infamous issue had an explanation for the Twinkle-Eyed ponies. They were enslaved by a wizard and forced to live in darkness so long they [[EyeScream went blind]]. Applejack [[AccidentalMurder accidentally pushes]] the wizard to his death and saves the ponies. The rescued ponies end up using the jewels in place of eyes, and that's their [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstory]] for characters like Fizzy.
22nd Jun '16 11:02:02 PM Pichu-kun
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** ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie'' sounds like a funny concept: Archie meets the ZombieApocalypse... The series is anything but funny. You know something's up when there are [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] references in an Archie comic. It's drawn in a dark realistic style and the first issue has Hotdog being hit by a car and dying. Jughead gets Sabrina to bring him back but he's brought back as a zombie. He bites Jughead and...

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** ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie'' sounds like a funny concept: Archie meets the ZombieApocalypse...ZombieApocalypse. The series is anything but funny. You know something's up when there are [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] references in an Archie comic. It's drawn in a dark realistic style and the first issue has Hotdog being hit by a car and dying. Jughead gets Sabrina to bring him back but he's brought back as a zombie. He bites Jughead and...



* The European G1 ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' comics are darker than the toy-line and American cartoons. While they were usually cute and fluffy, they delved into certain stuff other parts of the franchise wouldn't. The most infamous issue had an explanation for the Twinkle-Eyed ponies. They were enslaved by a wizard and forced to live in darkness so long they [[EyeScream went blind]]. Applejack [[AccidentalMurder accidentally pushes]] the wizard to his death and saves the ponies. The rescued ponies end up using the jewels in place of eyes, and that's their [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstory]] for characters like Fizzy.

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* The European G1 ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' ''ComicBook/MyLittlePony'' comics are darker than the toy-line and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyNFriends American cartoons.cartoons]. While they were usually cute and fluffy, they delved into certain stuff other parts of the franchise wouldn't. The most infamous issue had an explanation for the Twinkle-Eyed ponies. They were enslaved by a wizard and forced to live in darkness so long they [[EyeScream went blind]]. Applejack [[AccidentalMurder accidentally pushes]] the wizard to his death and saves the ponies. The rescued ponies end up using the jewels in place of eyes, and that's their [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstory]] for characters like Fizzy.



* A lot of Disney comics are often this. ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' and ''Disney/TheLionKing'' have quite a few dark examples:
** The ''Mermaid'' comic "Serpent Teen" has Ariel meeting a race called the Moray. They think mermaids are a myth and consider them severely dangerous. The princess ends up keeping Ariel as a pet, and her older sister Aquata arrives to help her she's almost eaten by a monster. Ariel ends up saying she's a princess and held hostage. The king of the Moray wants to kill all the merpeople. When Triton comes he destroys a lot of their town.

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* A lot of Disney comics are often this. ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' and ''Disney/TheLionKing'' have quite a few dark examples:
** The ''Mermaid''
examples. For example, ''The Little Mermaid'' comic "Serpent Teen" has Ariel meeting a race called the Moray. They think thought that mermaids are wee a myth and consider them severely dangerous. The princess ends up keeping Ariel as a pet, and her when Ariel's older sister Aquata arrives to help her she's almost eaten by a monster. Ariel ends up saying revealing she's a princess and is held hostage. The king of the Moray wants to kill all the merpeople. When merpeople however when Triton comes appears he destroys a lot of their town.town to get his daughters back.
19th Jun '16 8:18:26 PM nombretomado
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** In ''{{Thunderbolts}}'', however, Penance has come to terms with the Stamford incident not being his fault. [[BatmanGambit He reveals to Nitro the real reason for the suit.]] [[spoiler:The suit wasn't for Robbie, although his survivor's guilt led him to wear it [[{{Angst}} as a form of cutting]], it was for Nitro. Robbie captured Nitro in Latveria to punish him for the Stamford incident, put him in the suit and proceeded to beat the CRAP out of him, after which he removes the last spike from his own chest to symbolize that he's freed himself of guilt.]]

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** In ''{{Thunderbolts}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'', however, Penance has come to terms with the Stamford incident not being his fault. [[BatmanGambit He reveals to Nitro the real reason for the suit.]] [[spoiler:The suit wasn't for Robbie, although his survivor's guilt led him to wear it [[{{Angst}} as a form of cutting]], it was for Nitro. Robbie captured Nitro in Latveria to punish him for the Stamford incident, put him in the suit and proceeded to beat the CRAP out of him, after which he removes the last spike from his own chest to symbolize that he's freed himself of guilt.]]
23rd May '16 12:08:49 PM Blazer
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*** This ultimately is brought in for a {{Deconstruction}}, courtesy of Creator/GeoffJohns and ''DC Universe: Rebirth'' #1, who shows that no one likes a world filled with DarkerAndEdgier ideas, especially when it's the heroes who are hit with this. This is driven home with the revelation that [[spoiler:Dr. Manhattan of ''Watchmen'' is the cause of all of this, having turned the pre-''Flashpoint'' universe into the New 52 universe and seems utterly confused as to why it isn't working.]] It also serves as a TakeThat to use the spoilered title as a manifesto to writing comics and not getting the message it was giving out.

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*** This ultimately is brought in for a {{Deconstruction}}, courtesy of Creator/GeoffJohns and ''DC Universe: Rebirth'' #1, who shows that no one likes a world filled with DarkerAndEdgier ideas, especially when it's the heroes who are hit with this. This is driven home with the revelation that [[spoiler:Dr. Manhattan of ''Watchmen'' is the cause of all of this, having turned the pre-''Flashpoint'' universe into the New 52 universe and seems utterly confused as to why it isn't working.]] It also serves as a TakeThat to those who use the spoilered title as a manifesto to writing comics and not getting the message it was giving out.
23rd May '16 12:08:07 PM Blazer
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*** This ultimately is brought in for a {{Deconstruction}}, courtesy of Creator/GeoffJones and ''DC Universe: Rebirth'' #1, who shows that no one likes a world filled with DarkerAndEdgier ideas, especially when it's the heroes who are hit with this. This is driven home with the revelation that [[spoiler:Dr. Manhattan of ''Watchmen'' is the cause of all of this, having turned the pre-''Flashpoint'' universe into the New 52 universe and seems utterly confused as to why it isn't working.]] It also serves as a TakeThat to use the spoilered title as a manifesto to writing comics and not getting the message it was giving out.

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*** This ultimately is brought in for a {{Deconstruction}}, courtesy of Creator/GeoffJones Creator/GeoffJohns and ''DC Universe: Rebirth'' #1, who shows that no one likes a world filled with DarkerAndEdgier ideas, especially when it's the heroes who are hit with this. This is driven home with the revelation that [[spoiler:Dr. Manhattan of ''Watchmen'' is the cause of all of this, having turned the pre-''Flashpoint'' universe into the New 52 universe and seems utterly confused as to why it isn't working.]] It also serves as a TakeThat to use the spoilered title as a manifesto to writing comics and not getting the message it was giving out.
23rd May '16 12:07:33 PM Blazer
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*** This ultimately is brought in for a {{Deconstruction}}, courtesy of Creator/GeoffJones and ''DC Universe: Rebirth'' #1, who shows that no one likes a world filled with DarkerAndEdgier ideas, especially when it's the heroes who are hit with this. This is driven home with the revelation that [[spoiler:Dr. Manhattan of ''Watchmen'' is the cause of all of this, having turned the pre-''Flashpoint'' universe into the New 52 universe and seems utterly confused as to why it isn't working.]] It also serves as a TakeThat to use the spoilered title as a manifesto to writing comics and not getting the message it was giving out.
19th May '16 2:45:03 AM CaptainTedium
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** Franchise/SpiderMan -- Venom -- Carnage -- Bile (Cannibalistic madman with the proportionate strength of a spider)
** ComicBook/CaptainAmerica -- U.S. Agent -- The Patriot Missile ("Blow all them foreigners to hell and let God sort 'em out!")
** [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] -- Thunderstrike -- Godhead (Convinced he is God. Holed up in his compound, waiting for Ragnarok)
** ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} -- Sabertooth -- Clawjaw (Unhousebroken, uncontrollable killing machine with poor bodily hygiene)
** ComicBook/IronMan -- War Machine -- Terror Device (High-tech armored Avenger with two attitudes and PlausibleDeniability)
** [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Green Hulk -- Gray Hulk -- New Green Hulk]] -- [[HilariousInHindsight Red Hulk]] (Intelligent rampaging monster with a big gun and razor-sharp claws)

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** Franchise/SpiderMan (Super hero with the proportionate strength of a spider) -- Venom (Obsessed lunatic with the proportionate strength of a spider) -- Carnage (Crazed serial killer with the proportionate strength of a spider) -- Bile (Cannibalistic madman with the proportionate strength of a spider)
** ComicBook/CaptainAmerica (Liberalistic flag-waving symbol of democracy) -- U.S. Agent (Extremist right-wing hard-nosed American) -- The Patriot Missile ("Blow all them foreigners to hell and let God sort 'em out!")
** [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] (Norse God of Thunder) -- Thunderstrike (Norse God of Thunder from Brooklyn) -- Godhead (Convinced he is God. Holed up in his compound, waiting for Ragnarok)
** ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} (Savage killing machine with the soul of a Samurai) -- Sabertooth (Uncontrollable, savage killing machine with the attitude of a psychopath) -- Clawjaw (Unhousebroken, uncontrollable killing machine with poor bodily hygiene)
** ComicBook/IronMan (High-tech armored Avenger) -- War Machine (High-tech armored Avenger with an attitude) -- Terror Device (High-tech armored Avenger with two attitudes and PlausibleDeniability)
** [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Green Hulk Hulk]] (Mindless rampaging monster) -- Gray Hulk (Intelligent rampaging monster) -- New Green Hulk]] Hulk (Intelligent rampaging monster with a big gun) -- [[HilariousInHindsight Red Hulk]] (Intelligent rampaging monster with a big gun and razor-sharp claws)
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