History EarlyInstallmentWeirdness / ComicBooks

18th Apr '16 4:25:56 AM Arivne
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*** The first [[ComicBook/TheAtom Atom]] didn't have the character's signature size-changing powers, just superstrength and an "atomic punch. His costume was also totally different, with a yellow shirt and a cape.

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*** The first [[ComicBook/TheAtom Atom]] didn't have the character's signature size-changing powers, just superstrength SuperStrength and an "atomic punch.punch". His costume was also totally different, with a yellow shirt and a cape.
7th Apr '16 9:59:22 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** More related to later media, but some TF fans reading the original run might be shocked with little Megatron actually leads the Decepticons. After Shockwave enters the plot at the end of issue 4, Megatron is ousted from leadership and, when he returns, it's a in a duel leadership with Shockwave that ends in Megatron seemingly committing suicide. The Decepticons actually cycle through about six leaders over the series run, even more in the UK comics.

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** More related to later media, but some TF fans reading the original run might be shocked with how little Megatron actually leads the Decepticons. After Shockwave enters the plot at the end of issue 4, Megatron is ousted from leadership and, when he returns, it's a in a duel dual leadership with Shockwave that ends in Megatron seemingly committing suicide. The Decepticons actually cycle through about six leaders over the series run, even more in the UK comics.
31st Mar '16 2:44:31 PM HeadacheJohn
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** Furthermore, in Doom's first appearance, he doesn't have the grudge with Reed Richards that has come to define his character - they just happened to be at college at the same. His plot is a little less world-shattering as well - kidnapping the Fantastic Four to STEAL BLACKBEARD'S TREASURE. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And he didn't have a cape.]]
20th Mar '16 2:04:06 PM comicwriter
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* Moonstone from the ''Comicbook/{{Thunderbolts}}'' originally appeared in ''CaptainAmerica'' as a gun-toting [[BodyguardBabes henchwoman]] for Doctor Faustus. She didn't have any powers, nor were her trademark scheming and manipulative tendencies apparent.
28th Feb '16 7:40:34 PM nombretomado
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*** Early Timely (Marvel) Comics did the same. In the very first CaptainAmerica story, the Human Torch is mentioned as being "a hero from the comic books". About a year later, Cap and the Torch met in a crossover story.

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*** Early Timely (Marvel) Comics did the same. In the very first CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica story, the Human Torch is mentioned as being "a hero from the comic books". About a year later, Cap and the Torch met in a crossover story.
12th Feb '16 12:02:19 PM Brainiac0982
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*** The first ComicBook/RedTornado is probably the most sriking example. For one thing, it was a woman posing as a man and she was completely human rather than an android. She also [[NonIndicativeName didn't really have that much red on her costume]] and had no superpowers or gadgets to speak of, relying on her own wits and strength.

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*** The first ComicBook/RedTornado is probably the most sriking striking example. For one thing, it was a woman posing as a man and she was completely human rather than an android. She also [[NonIndicativeName didn't really have that much red on her costume]] and had no superpowers or gadgets to speak of, relying on her own wits and strength.
10th Feb '16 2:02:58 PM comicwriter
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** Hulk also had an ever-changing number of toes. When he first appeared, he had five toes. When his book was cancelled and he resurfaced in ''Fantastic Four'', he now had three. When he joined the Avengers, he then had four, but went back to three by the second issue, only for this number to vary wildly in each subsequent appearance before the artists finally settled on five in ''Tales to Astonish''. This was the subject in a MythologyGag in ''Ultron Forever'', where the Hulk transported from the past still had three toes.
24th Jan '16 3:01:10 PM comicwriter
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* When Comicbook/BlackPanther first appeared in ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'', there was no indication that T'Challa wasn't the first person to use the identity, and his origin in general was closer to that of Batman (with T'Challa seemingly creating a costumed identity to avenge his murdered father). It was only years later that it was established that the Black Panther was a [[LegacyCharacter Legacy]] identity, and that T'Challa's father had been the previous hero to use the name.
16th Jan '16 4:28:32 PM nombretomado
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** His trademark [[MadeOfIndestructium Vibranium/Adamantium]] shield was not originally indestructible. When Cap was first reintroduced in ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' during the 60's, StanLee tried to make him a little more "super" by having Comicbook/IronMan outfit the shield with magnets and transistors so that it could be remote controlled. Lee abandoned this idea after a few issues, and instead decided that from then on, the shield would now be impervious to most forms of damage.

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** His trademark [[MadeOfIndestructium Vibranium/Adamantium]] shield was not originally indestructible. When Cap was first reintroduced in ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' during the 60's, StanLee Creator/StanLee tried to make him a little more "super" by having Comicbook/IronMan outfit the shield with magnets and transistors so that it could be remote controlled. Lee abandoned this idea after a few issues, and instead decided that from then on, the shield would now be impervious to most forms of damage.
12th Jan '16 4:33:27 PM crazysamaritan
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** On a lesser scale, the Italian character [[ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures Paperinik]], Donald's superhero alter ego: in the early stories he wasn't Disney's LighterAndSofter counterpart to Batman, but Donald using the tools of a disappeared GentlemanThief (and some gadgets provided by Gyro Gearloose) to vent his anger and get revenge on anyone pissing him off too much committing blatantly illegal acts (including [[ImpossibleThief stealing Scrooge's bed while he's sleeping on it]]), and was openly considered the public enemy number 1. Later stories sometimes keep part of the 'avenger of himself and criminal' part (with Angus Fangus in ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' [[JerkassHasAPoint devoting his journalistic career to get him arrested]]), but Paperinik has become an obviously more benign character, often working alongside the police supposed to try to arrest him.

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** On a lesser scale, the Italian character [[ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures Paperinik]], Donald's superhero alter ego: in the early stories he wasn't Disney's LighterAndSofter counterpart to Batman, but Donald using the tools of a disappeared GentlemanThief (and some gadgets provided by Gyro Gearloose) to vent his anger and get revenge on anyone pissing him off too much committing blatantly illegal acts (including [[ImpossibleThief [[ImpossibleTheft stealing Scrooge's bed while he's sleeping on it]]), and was openly considered the public enemy number 1. Later stories sometimes keep part of the 'avenger of himself and criminal' part (with Angus Fangus in ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' [[JerkassHasAPoint devoting his journalistic career to get him arrested]]), but Paperinik has become an obviously more benign character, often working alongside the police supposed to try to arrest him.
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