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12th Aug '16 8:08:03 PM nombretomado
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* Also from the New 52, A.R.G.U.S. -- which seems to replace Checkmate as DC's S.H.I.E.L.D. counterpart -- is the '''A'''dvanced '''R'''esearch '''G'''roup '''U'''niting '''S'''uperheroes ... currently. In the last issue of the ''A.R.G.U.S.'' miniseries, they turn out to have been around for longer than anyone suspected, being founded in TheAmericanRevolution as '''A'''rmed '''R'''evolutionaries '''G'''overning '''U'''nder '''S'''ecrecy, and changing their name in TheWildWest to '''A'''nonymous '''R'''anger '''G'''roup of the '''U'''nited '''S'''tates. Possibly they had another name in the 20th century, but if so it hasn't been revealed yet.

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* Also from the New 52, A.R.G.U.S. -- which seems to replace Checkmate as DC's S.H.I.E.L.D. counterpart -- is the '''A'''dvanced '''R'''esearch '''G'''roup '''U'''niting '''S'''uperheroes ... currently. In the last issue of the ''A.R.G.U.S.'' miniseries, they turn out to have been around for longer than anyone suspected, being founded in TheAmericanRevolution UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution as '''A'''rmed '''R'''evolutionaries '''G'''overning '''U'''nder '''S'''ecrecy, and changing their name in TheWildWest to '''A'''nonymous '''R'''anger '''G'''roup of the '''U'''nited '''S'''tates. Possibly they had another name in the 20th century, but if so it hasn't been revealed yet.
8th Aug '16 9:00:59 PM PaulA
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Prez}}'', the United States' response to rising sea levels caused by global climate change is the Habitat Allowance for Lost Farmland And Sinking Shoreline: HALFASS.
31st Jul '16 9:56:51 AM nombretomado
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** Referenced after DCComics sued Captain Marvel's creators, Fawcett Comics, out of existence by DC itself. In the 1960s, {{Superman}} fought an antagonist named Zha-Vam, who was created by the gods '''Z'''eus, '''H'''ercules, '''A'''chilles, '''V'''ulcan, '''A'''pollo and '''M'''ercury. (Note he shares all but two of those with Shazam, but Vulcan and Apollo substituted for Solomon and Atlas.)

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** Referenced after DCComics Creator/DCComics sued Captain Marvel's creators, Fawcett Comics, out of existence by DC itself. In the 1960s, {{Superman}} fought an antagonist named Zha-Vam, who was created by the gods '''Z'''eus, '''H'''ercules, '''A'''chilles, '''V'''ulcan, '''A'''pollo and '''M'''ercury. (Note he shares all but two of those with Shazam, but Vulcan and Apollo substituted for Solomon and Atlas.)
12th Jul '16 9:56:56 PM luisedgarf
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* ''ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF'' has lots of them, due to the fact the author was a former USAF member.
** '''E'''xtraplanetary '''D'''efense '''F'''orce (EDF, the organization the titular heroine belongs to)
** '''I'''ndependent '''L'''epine '''R'''epublic ([[KillerRabbit ILR]])
** '''Confed'''eration of Planets (TheFederation)
** '''A'''utonomous '''C'''ombat '''V'''ehicle ([[AttackDrone ACV]])
** In ''Exo-Genesis'', a short novel published in the ''Refractions'' fanzine, the military organization [[spoiler:the human creators belongs to is named '''U'''nited '''H'''umanspace '''C'''olonial '''S'''ervice (UHSC)]].
** From the same novel, [[spoiler:the anthropomorphics are named AB (pronounced Aybee): '''A'''nthropomorphic '''B'''ioforms]].
2nd Jul '16 5:54:22 AM Malitia
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** What A.I.M. stands for also changed several times for example '''A'''vengers '''I'''dea '''M'''echanics (when [[Comicbook/NewAvengers2015 Sunspot bought the organization]]), or '''A'''merican '''I'''ntelligence '''M'''echanics (when they got government endorsement).
29th Jun '16 2:03:06 PM margdean56
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** Northguard's enemies belong to an extreme right-wing terrorist group called '''{{ManDes}}''', an acronym composed out of the first syllables of the phrase "'''Man'''ifest '''Des'''tiny".

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** Northguard's enemies belong to an extreme right-wing terrorist group called '''{{ManDes}}''', '''[=ManDes=]''', an acronym composed out of the first syllables of the phrase "'''Man'''ifest '''Des'''tiny".
29th Jun '16 11:13:26 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** He also fights the '''U'''nderground '''L'''iberated '''T'''otally '''I'''ntegrated '''M'''obile '''A'''rmy '''T'''o '''U'''nite '''M'''ankind.

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** He also fights the [[BombThrowingAnarchist '''U'''nderground '''L'''iberated '''T'''otally '''I'''ntegrated '''M'''obile '''A'''rmy '''T'''o '''U'''nite '''M'''ankind. '''M'''ankind.]]
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]].
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