History FunWithAcronyms / ComicBooks

9th Oct '17 12:52:50 PM DaibhidC
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* FunWithAcronyms: The two agents work for T.I.A. (tía means aunt in Spanish and also sounds very similar to C.I.A.); one of the older nemesis organizations was the A.B.U.E.L.A. ("grandmother") 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").

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* FunWithAcronyms: ''Comicbook/MortadeloYFilemon'':
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The two agents work for T.I.A. (tía means aunt in Spanish and also sounds very similar to C.I.A.); one of the older nemesis organizations was the A.B.U.E.L.A. ("grandmother") 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").
30th Sep '17 3:22:30 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 associated spies"). ''Fea'' means "ugly woman" in Spanish, and in general an ugly or bad thing of feminine 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 in Spanish sounds similar to "pesado", that aside from meaning "heavy", is used to describe a really boring person.)
** In a short story, the duo ask about the Súper's whereabouts, and another agent tells them he's at the bar. The duo start mocking the Súper, saying: "What could you expect from such a drunkard? Always at the bar!". Suddenly, a very sober Súper appears and explain: "Exactly: I was at the B.A.R offices", B.A.R standing for "Búsqueda de Agentes Raptados" ("Search for abducted agents").

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* Notorious spanish comic book ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'' has '''TIA''', FunWithAcronyms: The two agents work for T.I.A. (tía means aunt in Spanish and also sounds very similar to C.I.A.); one of the older nemesis organizations was the A.B.U.E.L.A. ("grandmother") 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")
("grandmother").
** 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.
** 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 in Spanish sounds similar to "pesado", that aside from meaning "heavy", is used to describe a really boring and/or annoying person.)
** In a short story, the duo ask about the Súper's whereabouts, and another agent tells them he's at the bar. The duo start mocking the Súper, saying: "What could you expect from such a drunkard? Always at the bar!". Suddenly, a very sober Súper appears and explain: "Exactly: I was at the B.A.R offices", B.A.R standing for "Búsqueda de Agentes Raptados" ("Search for abducted agents").
22nd Sep '17 4:42:12 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.
** 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.)
** In a short story, the duo ask about the Súper's whereabouts, and another agent tells them he's at the bar. The duo start mocking the Súper, saying: "What could you expect from such a drunkard? Always at the bar!". Suddenly, a very sober Súper appears and explain: "Exactly: I was at the B.A.R offices", B.A.R standing for "Búsqueda de Agentes Raptados" ("Search for abducted agents").

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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.
** 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 in Spanish sounds similar to Spanish word "pesado", that aside from meaning "heavy", is used to describe a really boring person.)
** In a short story, the duo ask about the Súper's whereabouts, and another agent tells them he's at the bar. The duo start mocking the Súper, saying: "What could you expect from such a drunkard? Always at the bar!". Suddenly, a very sober Súper appears and explain: "Exactly: I was at the B.A.R offices", B.A.R standing for "Búsqueda de Agentes Raptados" ("Search for abducted agents").
9th Aug '17 7:32:27 PM TheNerfGuy
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** The giant robot T.E.S.S.-One, '''T''' otal'''E'''limitantion '''O'''f '''S'''uper '''S'''oldiers, [[ICallItVera Called "Tessie"]] by some villains who have used it. Ironically, this was built by the same government agency that was behind the Super Soldier program that gave Cap his powers, intended to be a failsafe in case their Soldiers ever turned against them. T.E.S.S.-One itself, however, tends to be used as a pawn of Cap's enemies.
7th Aug '17 4:43:11 PM LadyJaneGrey
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** The giant robot T.E.S.S.-One, '''T''' otal'''E'''limitantion '''O'''f '''S'''uper '''S'''oldiers. ([[ICallItVera Called "Tessie"]] by some villains who have used it.) Ironically, this was built by the same government agency that was behind the Super Soldier program that gave Cap his powers, intended to be a failsafe in case their Soldiers ever turned against them. T.E.S.S.-One itself, however, tends to be used as a pawn of Cap's enemies.

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** The giant robot T.E.S.S.-One, '''T''' otal'''E'''limitantion '''O'''f '''S'''uper '''S'''oldiers. ([[ICallItVera '''S'''oldiers, [[ICallItVera Called "Tessie"]] by some villains who have used it.) it. Ironically, this was built by the same government agency that was behind the Super Soldier program that gave Cap his powers, intended to be a failsafe in case their Soldiers ever turned against them. T.E.S.S.-One itself, however, tends to be used as a pawn of Cap's enemies.
31st Jul '17 7:20:25 PM LadyJaneGrey
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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.]]

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** He also fights the [[BombThrowingAnarchist U.L.T.I.M.A.T.U.M.]], the '''U'''nderground '''L'''iberated '''T'''otally '''I'''ntegrated '''M'''obile '''A'''rmy '''T'''o '''U'''nite '''M'''ankind.]]
20th Jul '17 5:14:48 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* One '70s-era ''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...

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* One '70s-era ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' has other foes like this:
** One '70s-era
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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** The giant robot T.E.S.S.-One, '''T''' otal'''E'''limitantion '''O'''f '''S'''uper '''S'''oldiers. ([[ICallItVera Called "Tessie"]] by some villains who have used it.) Ironically, this was built by the same government agency that was behind the Super Soldier program that gave Cap his powers, intended to be a failsafe in case their Soldiers ever turned against them. T.E.S.S.-One itself, however, tends to be used as a pawn of Cap's enemies.
16th Jun '17 6:45:32 AM luiz4200
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* ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'': A fan letter published at Issue #16 has "'''B'''atman '''A'''dventures - '''T'''errific covers '''M'''agnificent '''A'''rtwork '''N'''ever '''A D'''ull moment '''V'''ery '''E'''xciting '''N'''ew stories '''T'''he '''U'''ltimate '''R'''endition of '''E'''veryone's favorite '''S'''uperhero. '''I S'''alute you!!! '''#1'''
8th Jun '17 1:06:42 PM AntMan
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* Another long-runner for Marvel is Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S., short for: '''P'''otential '''E'''nergy '''G'''roup/'''A'''lternate '''S'''ources/'''U'''nited '''S'''tates.
8th Jun '17 12:42:08 PM AntMan
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** In the LighterAndSofter series ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' he is known as M.O.D.O.C., with the last initial standing for "Conquest". (It's really more in-line with his personality anyway.)

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** In the LighterAndSofter series ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ''ComicBook/MarvelAdventures: The Avengers'' he is known as M.O.D.O.C., with the last initial standing for "Conquest". (It's really more in-line with his personality anyway.)
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