History EldritchAbomination / ComicBooks

20th Jul '16 5:05:29 AM Tron80
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** The 5th Dimensional Imps, of which Comicbook/{{Superman}} villain Mr. Mxyzptlk is the most famous, have become an example of this. They can more or less wear the laws of physics like a funny paper hat, and while they tend to appear as cartoonish characters, those aren't their ''true'' forms. Luckily, most of them aren't interested enough in meddling with our universe, and those that do (like ComicBook/BatMite) are permitted only to cause mischief. Sometimes hiccups occur, like the time Mxyzptlk made the well-intentioned mistake of giving his reality-reshaping powers to the Joker.

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** The 5th Dimensional Imps, of which Comicbook/{{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} villain Mr. Mxyzptlk is the most famous, have become an example of this. They can more or less wear the laws of physics like a funny paper hat, and while they tend to appear as cartoonish characters, those aren't their ''true'' forms. Luckily, most of them aren't interested enough in meddling with our universe, and those that do (like ComicBook/BatMite) are permitted only to cause mischief. Sometimes hiccups occur, like the time Mxyzptlk made the well-intentioned mistake of giving his reality-reshaping powers to the Joker.



* One particularly obscure example that Franchise/{{Superman}} faced was [[MeaningfulName Viroxx]], which could only be described [[TheVirus an space-virus]] that devoured energy, [[TheAssimilator capable of converting sentient beings into drones]] that in turn would absorb others as nourishment for their master. The assimilating process was supposedly irreversible and turns the victim into a unfeeling, cold-blooded monster interested only in killing more people to absorb their energy (one heartbreaking moment was when a men witness his recently converted wife devours their daughter and him being forced to kill her in self-defense); It had laid waste to many worlds, destroying billions of lives and reducing entire populations into a few thousand vagrants based on space fleets. Even with Superman is unable to hold it back and in the end, with the combined effort of all the survivors they only managed to scary it away - ''not kill it'', but chase it far away from our galaxy.
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' enemy Worldkiller-1 who shows up in the ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' arc is an omnicidal, shape-shifting, sentient alien black goo which steals -and often consumes- bodies and is bonded with an indestructible armor suit. And it's nearly as strong and invulnerable as a Kryptonian. And it isn't vulnerable to Kryptonite.



* One particularly obscure example that Franchise/{{Superman}} faced was [[MeaningfulName Viroxx]], which could only be described [[TheVirus an space-virus]] that devoured energy, [[TheAssimilator capable of converting sentient beings into drones]] that in turn would absorb others as nourishment for their master. The assimilating process was supposedly irreversible and turns the victim into a unfeeling, cold-blooded monster interested only in killing more people to absorb their energy (one heartbreaking moment was when a men witness his recently converted wife devours their daughter and him being forced to kill her in self-defense); It had laid waste to many worlds, destroying billions of lives and reducing entire populations into a few thousand vagrants based on space fleets. Even with Superman is unable to hold it back and in the end, with the combined effort of all the survivors they only managed to scary it away - ''not kill it'', but chase it far away from our galaxy.
8th Jun '16 2:35:23 PM WillBGood
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** Creator/BrianWood's new X-Men series has Sublime joining forces with X-Men against Arkea - another sapient strain of bacteria that Sublime kicked out of the planet billions of years ago. It evolved in space, gaining power to infect machines like Sublime does organic beings and wants two things - revenge and infecting everything on Earth. It's more powerful and advanced, but also more primal, lacking her brother's subtlety, it just destroys. Wanna know how bad Arkea is? She made Sublime ''running'' and ''surrendering'' to the X-Men.

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** Creator/BrianWood's new X-Men series has Sublime joining forces with X-Men against Arkea - another sapient strain of bacteria that Sublime kicked out of the planet billions of years ago. It evolved in space, gaining power to infect machines like Sublime does organic beings and wants two things - revenge and infecting everything on Earth. It's more powerful and advanced, but also more primal, lacking her brother's subtlety, it just destroys. Wanna know how bad Arkea is? She made Sublime ''running'' ''run'' and ''surrendering'' ''surrender'' to the X-Men.
8th Jun '16 2:25:13 PM WillBGood
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** A short story in the ''Empowered Unchained'' volume has a vast LivingSpaceship (and it's baby) who are shown to have [[BiggerOnTheInside entire worlds inside them]] and are able to suffer from infection by parasites that are intelligent and human-sized in their own right.

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** A short story in the ''Empowered Unchained'' volume has a vast LivingSpaceship LivingShip (and it's its baby) who are shown to have [[BiggerOnTheInside entire worlds inside them]] and are able to suffer from infection by parasites that are intelligent and human-sized in their own right.
26th Apr '16 7:08:13 PM KingNine
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* ''ComicBook/TheAutumnlandsToothAndClaw:'' Dusty and Learoyd encounter a mutated blob at the conclusion of Issue #10 which appears to be composed of a dozen or more creatures gruesomely melded together.
20th Apr '16 6:47:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Many antagonists (especially {{Bigger Bad}}s) from ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD''[='=]s ''ComicBook/{{Slaine}}'' fall into this -- notably, Crom Cruach/Crom Dubh, the patron god of Slough Feg and Medb, as well as Aten (yep, pharaoh Akhenaten's monotheistic sun god), who Fomorian lord Moloch tries to summon to Britain through [[HumanSacrifice child sacrifices]]. Speaking of Fomorians, they are a whole species of {{humanoid abomination}}s (except for their sea-demon cousins led by Lord Odacon, who are {{puppeteer parasite}}s who look equal parts deep-sea monstrosities and aborted hell-larvae); there are also the [[TimeAbyss pre-human]] gods called the Cythrons, and [[TheFairFolk the Els]], who inhabit the various [[AnotherDimension otherworlds]]. Those races tend to be very unfriendly towards humanity.

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* ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'':
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Many antagonists (especially {{Bigger Bad}}s) from ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD''[='=]s ''ComicBook/{{Slaine}}'' fall into this -- notably, Crom Cruach/Crom Dubh, the patron god of Slough Feg and Medb, as well as Aten (yep, pharaoh Akhenaten's monotheistic sun god), who Fomorian lord Moloch tries to summon to Britain through [[HumanSacrifice child sacrifices]]. Speaking of Fomorians, they are a whole species of {{humanoid abomination}}s (except for their sea-demon cousins led by Lord Odacon, who are {{puppeteer parasite}}s who look equal parts deep-sea monstrosities and aborted hell-larvae); there are also the [[TimeAbyss pre-human]] gods called the Cythrons, and [[TheFairFolk the Els]], who inhabit the various [[AnotherDimension otherworlds]]. Those races tend to be very unfriendly towards humanity.humanity.
** ''ComicBook/{{Necronauts}}'': The Sleepers in the Void are shapeless beings from between dimensions who devour human souls. Houdini has angered them many times by traveling to the border between life and death and escaping their grasp every single time, while Lovecraft is inspired to write his stories after his encounter with them.
11th Feb '16 6:22:40 PM TheNerevarine
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* One particularly obscure example that Franchise/{{Superman}} faced was [[MeaningfulName Viroxx]], which could only be described [[TheVirus an space-virus]] that devoured energy, [[TheAssimilator capable of converting sentient beings into drones]] that in turn would absorb others as nourishment for their master. The assimilating process was supposedly irreversible and turns the victim into a unfeeling, cold-blooded monster interested only in killing more people to absorb their energy (one heartbreaking moment was when a men witness his recently converted wife devours their daughter and him being forced to kill her in self-defense); It had laid waste to many worlds, destroying billions of lives and reducing entire populations into a few thousand vagrants based on space fleets. Even with Superman is unable to hold it back and in the end, with the combined effort of all the survivors they only managed to scary it away - ''not kill it'', but chase it far away from our galaxy.
28th Dec '15 10:46:48 AM Anddrix
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** The Gentry from ''ComicBook/TheMultiversity'' are a group of evil entities that are roaming the multiverse and destroying every world they come across in [[RealityWarper really horrific ways]]. Just seeing them from another universe crippled [[DrDoom Lord Havok]] and drove him mad. They're also powerful enough to trap Nix Uotan, the last Monitor, in the panels of ''the comic book he's appearing in'' [[spoiler:and convert him into one of their own]]. On top of all that, it's implied that reading the series will let the Gentry into ''our'' universe.\\

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** The Gentry from ''ComicBook/TheMultiversity'' are a group of evil entities that are roaming the multiverse and destroying every world they come across in [[RealityWarper really horrific ways]]. Just seeing them from another universe crippled [[DrDoom Lord Havok]] Havok and drove him mad. They're also powerful enough to trap Nix Uotan, the last Monitor, in the panels of ''the comic book he's appearing in'' [[spoiler:and convert him into one of their own]]. On top of all that, it's implied that reading the series will let the Gentry into ''our'' universe.\\
20th Dec '15 7:38:05 PM nombretomado
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** The SilverAge {{homage}} ''ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier'' had "The Centre", an ancient and unstoppable monstrosity. It also happens to be a [[GeniusLoci giant island]]. [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs Of Dinosaurs.]]

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** The SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{The Silver Age|of Comic Books}} {{homage}} ''ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier'' had "The Centre", an ancient and unstoppable monstrosity. It also happens to be a [[GeniusLoci giant island]]. [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs Of Dinosaurs.]]
20th Dec '15 7:37:15 PM nombretomado
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** One of Creator/AlanMoore's early works is ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow''. It's set in an alternate possible future where Superman is getting ready to retire - up until all his enemies return, and all-out war between them and his friends (with Lois, Lana, and Jimmy taking up the {{Phlebotinum}} behind some of their one-shot powers from SilverAge stories) It's a brutal affair where people die and FromBadToWorse reigns supreme. Then he puts together the clues of what's really going on. It turns out: [[spoiler:Myxy orchestrated all of this. As a superdimensional imp older than time, is now bored with being mischievous; every so many millennia he reinvents himself. He was benevolent once, more recently a harmless trickster, but now? He wants to "try being evil for a while; maybe after 2000 years or so of that, I'll get to be guilty". When he drops the Goth version of his usual little-guy-in-NiceHat image - mocking the idea that a sorcerer from the fifth dimension would ''really'' look like that - he appears as a jagged-edged humanoid tear in space with malevolent eyes and maws, and Lois points out for the benefit of us readers that it hurts her eyes just to try and look at it, like all the angles are wrong. Now THAT begins to approach the idea of a being from the Fifth Dimension.]]

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** One of Creator/AlanMoore's early works is ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow''. It's set in an alternate possible future where Superman is getting ready to retire - up until all his enemies return, and all-out war between them and his friends (with Lois, Lana, and Jimmy taking up the {{Phlebotinum}} behind some of their one-shot powers from SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] stories) It's a brutal affair where people die and FromBadToWorse reigns supreme. Then he puts together the clues of what's really going on. It turns out: [[spoiler:Myxy orchestrated all of this. As a superdimensional imp older than time, is now bored with being mischievous; every so many millennia he reinvents himself. He was benevolent once, more recently a harmless trickster, but now? He wants to "try being evil for a while; maybe after 2000 years or so of that, I'll get to be guilty". When he drops the Goth version of his usual little-guy-in-NiceHat image - mocking the idea that a sorcerer from the fifth dimension would ''really'' look like that - he appears as a jagged-edged humanoid tear in space with malevolent eyes and maws, and Lois points out for the benefit of us readers that it hurts her eyes just to try and look at it, like all the angles are wrong. Now THAT begins to approach the idea of a being from the Fifth Dimension.]]
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