History FunWithAcronyms / ComicBooks

21st Jun '16 12:48:06 PM Blazer
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** In a crossover with WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo, the wizard Shazam granted Shaggy and Velma Captain Marvel-like powers. Shaggy was granted the power of '''Z'''eus, the knowledge of '''O'''din, the flight of '''I'''carus, the depth of '''N'''eptune, the strength of '''K'''ronos and the persistence of '''S'''isiphus while Velma was granted the dominion of '''J'''uno, the magic of '''I'''sis, the justice of '''N'''emesis, the strength of '''K'''ali, the love of '''I'''shtar, the courage of '''E'''lectra, and the foresight of '''S'''ibyl. And, in case you're wondering? It's [[CatchPhrase "Zoinks!" and "Jinkies!"]]
19th Jun '16 8:17:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Thunderbolts}}'' has '''F.A.C.T.''', the '''F'''ederal '''A'''dvisory '''C'''ommittee to '''T'''hunderbolts.

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* ''{{Thunderbolts}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'' has '''F.A.C.T.''', the '''F'''ederal '''A'''dvisory '''C'''ommittee to '''T'''hunderbolts.
4th Jun '16 1:35:50 AM Phoenixion
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* ''[[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Ms. Marvel]]'': The ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' relaunch in 2015 introduced a villainous organization called Hope Yards Development and Relocation Association. [[ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} Gee, sounds familiar]].

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* ''[[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Ms. Marvel]]'': The ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' relaunch in 2015 introduced a villainous organization called Hope Yards Development '''H'''ope '''Y'''ards '''D'''evelopment and Relocation Association.'''R'''elocation '''A'''ssociation. [[ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} Gee, sounds familiar]].
4th Jun '16 1:34:23 AM Phoenixion
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* ''[[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Ms. Marvel]]'': The ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' relaunch in 2015 introduced a villainous organization called Hope Yards Development and Relocation Association. [[ComicBook/{{Hydra}} Gee, sounds familiar]].

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* ''[[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Ms. Marvel]]'': The ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' relaunch in 2015 introduced a villainous organization called Hope Yards Development and Relocation Association. [[ComicBook/{{Hydra}} [[ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} Gee, sounds familiar]].
4th Jun '16 1:33:59 AM Phoenixion
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* ''[[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Ms. Marvel]]'': The ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' relaunch in 2015 introduced a villainous organization called Hope Yards Development and Relocation Association. [[ComicBook/{{Hydra}} Gee, sounds familiar]].
7th May '16 6:49:46 PM Scorntex
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*** Also spoofed in the first issue of Mighty Avengers. In Tony Stark's narration, he states what S.H.I.E.L.D. stands for, and mentions that there's going to be voting on a new meaning.

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*** Also spoofed in the first issue of Mighty Avengers.Bendis's run on ComicBook/MightyAvengers. In Tony Stark's narration, he states what S.H.I.E.L.D. stands for, and mentions that there's going to be voting on a new meaning.



** The 2015 anniversary issue has the S.H.I.E.L.D. operative who goes by the name of "The Man Who Was D.E.A.T.H." - '''D'''a Vinci '''E'''lavating '''A'''gents '''T'''o '''H'''ealm. And yes, the fact that "Da" means "Of" gets a LampshadeHanging.
--->'''Agent Coulson:''' "Da Vinci" is a place - "Of Vinci", a town in Florence, Italy - not a name.
--->'''D.E.A.T.H.:''' Fury liked his shorthand. He meant Leonardo.



* With S.H.I.E.L.D., S.W.O.R.D., and A.R.M.O.R. temporarily out of the picture in Marvel comics, Mighty Avengers has introduced a new secret acronym organization: The '''G'''lobal '''R'''eactionary '''A'''gency for '''M'''ysterious '''P'''aranormal '''A'''ctivity. Enter Hank Pym: Agent of '''G.R.A.M.P.A.'''

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* With S.H.I.E.L.D., S.W.O.R.D., and A.R.M.O.R. temporarily out of the picture in Marvel comics, comics after ComicBook/SecretInvasion, Mighty Avengers has introduced a new secret acronym organization: The '''G'''lobal '''R'''eactionary '''A'''gency for '''M'''ysterious '''P'''aranormal '''A'''ctivity. Enter Hank Pym: Agent of '''G.R.A.M.P.A.'''
28th Feb '16 7:39:04 PM nombretomado
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* One '70s-era ''CaptainAmerica'' story had him battling the '''C'''ommittee to '''R'''estore '''A'''merica's '''P'''rinciples, a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed thinly-veiled]] vesion of the '''C'''ommittee to '''RE'''-'''E'''lect the '''P'''resident (see the [[FunWithAcronyms/RealLife Real Life section]]). Assemble the acronym yourself, and remember that "to" doesn't count...

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* One '70s-era ''CaptainAmerica'' ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' story had him battling the '''C'''ommittee to '''R'''estore '''A'''merica's '''P'''rinciples, a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed thinly-veiled]] vesion of the '''C'''ommittee to '''RE'''-'''E'''lect the '''P'''resident (see the [[FunWithAcronyms/RealLife Real Life section]]). Assemble the acronym yourself, and remember that "to" doesn't count...



* The [[MarvelUniverse Marvel Universe]] has '''S.H.I.E.L.D.''', Nick Fury's UN-backed paramilitary and intelligence organization. The acronym originally stood for '''S'''upreme '''H'''eadquarters, '''I'''nternational '''E'''spionage, '''L'''aw-enforcement '''D'''ivision but this was changed in the early nineties to stand for '''S'''trategic '''H'''azard '''I'''ntervention, '''E'''spionage and '''L'''ogistics '''D'''irectorate. Within the confines of the [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate Marvel Universe]], Ultimate SpiderMan has admitted that he has ''no clue'' what S.H.I.E.L.D. stands for, even though he has regular encounters with them and Nick Fury.

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* The [[MarvelUniverse Marvel Universe]] MarvelUniverse has '''S.H.I.E.L.D.''', Nick Fury's UN-backed paramilitary and intelligence organization. The acronym originally stood for '''S'''upreme '''H'''eadquarters, '''I'''nternational '''E'''spionage, '''L'''aw-enforcement '''D'''ivision but this was changed in the early nineties to stand for '''S'''trategic '''H'''azard '''I'''ntervention, '''E'''spionage and '''L'''ogistics '''D'''irectorate. Within the confines of the [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate Marvel Universe]], Ultimate SpiderMan has admitted that he has ''no clue'' what S.H.I.E.L.D. stands for, even though he has regular encounters with them and Nick Fury.
15th Feb '16 12:16:17 PM morenohijazo
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** The story ''El Brujo'' ("The Warlock") introduces another villain organization, the F.E.A (Federación de Espías Asociados, "Federation of associated spies"). ''Fea'' means "ugly woman" in Spanish, and in general an ugly or bad thing of feminine gender.

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** The story ''El Brujo'' ("The Warlock") introduces another villain organization, the F.E.A (Federación de Espías Asociados, "Federation of associated spies"). ''Fea'' means "ugly woman" in Spanish, and in general an ugly or bad thing of feminine gender.gender.
** Taken UpToEleven in the story about the 2015 general election in Spain, when almost everyone in the T.I.A. staff is setting up their own parties to run for president. For example, Professor Bacterio reveals himself as the candidate for "Científicos Unidos Liberando el Orbe" (United Scientists Freeing the Orb), which results in the acronym C.U.L.O. ("culo" is Spanish for "butt"). Also, Spanish socialist party PSOE gets renamed as PSAO (which sounds similar to Spanish word "pesado", that aside from meaning "heavy", is used to describe a really boring person.)
7th Feb '16 1:18:31 PM morenohijazo
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* Notorious spanish comic book ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon has '''TIA''', which when pronounced in Spanish sounds similar to tía (aunt), making it both an allegory to the CIA and a ShoutOut to ''Series/TheManFromUncle''. Its meaning is '''T'''écnicos '''I'''nvestigación '''A'''eroterráquea (Aero-ground investigation technicians); one of the older nemesis organizations was the A.B.U.E.L.A. ("grandmother")
** The story ''El Brujo'' ("The Warlock") introduces another villain organization, the F.E.A (Federación de Espías Asociados, "Federation of associates espies"). ''Fea'' means "ugly woman" in Spanish, and in general an ugly or bad thing of feminine gender.

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* Notorious spanish comic book ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'' has '''TIA''', which when pronounced in Spanish sounds similar to tía (aunt), making it both an allegory to the CIA and a ShoutOut to ''Series/TheManFromUncle''. Its meaning is '''T'''écnicos '''I'''nvestigación '''A'''eroterráquea (Aero-ground investigation technicians); one of the older nemesis organizations was the A.B.U.E.L.A. ("grandmother")
** The story ''El Brujo'' ("The Warlock") introduces another villain organization, the F.E.A (Federación de Espías Asociados, "Federation of associates espies").associated spies"). ''Fea'' means "ugly woman" in Spanish, and in general an ugly or bad thing of feminine gender.
24th Jan '16 1:54:44 PM morenohijazo
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* Notorious spanish comic book ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon has '''TIA''', which when pronounced in Spanish sounds similar to tía (aunt), making it both an allegory to the CIA and a ShoutOut to ''Series/TheManFromUncle''. Its meaning is '''T'''écnicos '''I'''nvestigación '''A'''eroterráquea (Aero-ground investigation technicians).

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* Notorious spanish comic book ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon has '''TIA''', which when pronounced in Spanish sounds similar to tía (aunt), making it both an allegory to the CIA and a ShoutOut to ''Series/TheManFromUncle''. Its meaning is '''T'''écnicos '''I'''nvestigación '''A'''eroterráquea (Aero-ground investigation technicians).technicians); one of the older nemesis organizations was the A.B.U.E.L.A. ("grandmother")
** The story ''El Brujo'' ("The Warlock") introduces another villain organization, the F.E.A (Federación de Espías Asociados, "Federation of associates espies"). ''Fea'' means "ugly woman" in Spanish, and in general an ugly or bad thing of feminine gender.
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