History GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff / ComicBooks

4th Sep '17 5:56:31 AM UchuuFlamenco
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** Gyro Gearloose is very popular in France, so much in fact that his French name ("Géo Trouvetou" which can be translated as "Geo Finditall") is widely used to describe a GadgeteerGenius in France even by people who don't actually know the character. He is still to this day featured in French Disney publications in his own titled comics almost as often as Scrooge McDuck, Donald, and Mickey comics. Little Helper (or rather "Filament") even has some comics of his own from time to time in mostly silent comedy-type adventures.

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** Gyro Gearloose is very popular in France, so much in fact that his French name ("Géo Trouvetou" which can be translated as "Geo Finditall") is widely used to describe a GadgeteerGenius in France even by people who don't actually know the character. He is still to this day featured in French Disney publications in his own titled comics almost as often as Scrooge McDuck, [=McDuck=], Donald, and Mickey comics. Little Helper (or rather "Filament") even has some comics of his own from time to time in mostly silent comedy-type adventures.
27th Aug '17 3:52:47 PM Waddle
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** Gyro Gearloose is very popular in France, so much in fact that his French name ("Géo Trouvetou" which can be translated as "Geo Finditall") is widely used to describe a GadgeteerGenius in France even by people who don't actually know the character. He is still to this day featured in French Disney publications in his own titled comics almost as often as Scrooge McDuck, Donald, and Mickey comics. Little Helper (or rather "Filament") even has some comics of his own from time to time in mostly silent comedy-type adventures.
26th Jul '17 4:40:07 PM bfunc
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** Duffy is an especially interesting case. He was originally created as purely "merchandise" (you could buy a Duffy bear at a toy shop in Disney World, but he wasn't an existing character from a movie, book or TV show). Then the owners of Tokyo Disneyland/Disney Sea (which is a separate company, ''not'' the Disney corporation) latched onto him and popularized him in Japan to the extent that he eventually got re-imported ''back'' into the US parks (though he's still not as popular there as he is in Japan).
26th Jul '17 4:24:35 PM bfunc
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** Even the creator disliked the name "Peanuts" (his original title, "Li'l Folks", was considered too similar to the existing features "Li'l Abner" and "Little Folks" and the name "Peanuts" was basically forced upon him by his syndicate). A lot of people even in the US tend to refer to the entire strip by the name of its most popular character, Snoopy, so it may be a better example of BreakoutCharacter than of this trope.
*** Cedar Fair Entertainment licenses many of the Peanuts characters for use in their amusement parks. The ''Peanuts'' themed area in each of the parks is known as "Camp Snoopy" and/or "Planet Snoopy", which is pretty good evidence that this is not an "outside the US only" thing.
30th Jun '17 4:07:43 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** Back to Captain America, this became circular. Following the above mentioned Japanese Spider-man series, Stan Lee and the Japanese company that made it wanted Lightning to strike twice with Captain America. Obviously, he was changed to Captain Japan, but the team wanted to give him an international side kick... and came up with some good ones before finding an impass at France, Kenya, the Soviet Union, and the United States... so the decided to make a team, give them unique colors, and have them fight evil together... The result was BattleFevorJ, which became the SuperSentaiSeries which was back translated into the hugely popular PowerRangers franchise.

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** Back to Captain America, this became circular. Following the above mentioned Japanese Spider-man series, Stan Lee and the Japanese company that made it wanted Lightning to strike twice with Captain America. Obviously, he was changed to Captain Japan, but the team wanted to give him an international side kick... and came up with some good ones before finding an impass at France, Kenya, the Soviet Union, and the United States... so the decided to make a team, give them unique colors, and have them fight evil together... The result was BattleFevorJ, ''Series/BattleFeverJ'', which became the SuperSentaiSeries ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series which was back translated into the hugely popular PowerRangers ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' franchise.
27th Jun '17 5:09:12 PM nombretomado
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* Italian comic book ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Ford_%28comics%29 Alan Ford]]'', a [[PrintLongRunners long-running]] (since 1969) comedy/satire series about bumbling espionage agents, is fairly known in its home country but not really popular anymore; however, the translations for the former Yugoslav countries became unexpectedly popular, to the point that catchphrases from the comics became part of national slang, rock bands were named after characters, and so on. According to TheOtherWiki, various scenes in EmirKusturica's film ''Black Cat, White Cat'' were inspired by the comic.

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* Italian comic book ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Ford_%28comics%29 Alan Ford]]'', a [[PrintLongRunners long-running]] (since 1969) comedy/satire series about bumbling espionage agents, is fairly known in its home country but not really popular anymore; however, the translations for the former Yugoslav countries became unexpectedly popular, to the point that catchphrases from the comics became part of national slang, rock bands were named after characters, and so on. According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, various scenes in EmirKusturica's film ''Black Cat, White Cat'' were inspired by the comic.
12th Jun '17 10:55:28 AM hszmv1
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** Back to Captain America, this became circular. Following the above mentioned Japanese Spider-man series, Stan Lee and the Japanese company that made it wanted Lightning to strike twice with Captain America. Obviously, he was changed to Captain Japan, but the team wanted to give him an international side kick... and came up with some good ones before finding an impass at France, Kenya, the Soviet Union, and the United States... so the decided to make a team, give them unique colors, and have them fight evil together... The result was BattleFevorJ, which became the SuperSentaiSeries which was back translated into the hugely popular PowerRangers franchise.
22nd May '17 8:14:29 AM comicwriter
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** Japan really, ''really'' loves Franchise/{{Batman}}. Batman had a [[Manga/{{Batman}} manga]] in the 1960s (of which several stories appear in the American book ''Bat-Manga''), and has had several manga in more recent times -- ''Batman: Death Mask'', ''Batman: Child of Dreams'', and a story in ''Batman: Black and White'' by Creator/KatsuhiroOtomo. When Akita Shoten began serializing a ''Comicbook/{{Justice League|Of America}}'' manga in anticipation of [[Film/JusticeLeague the movie]], it was titled ''[[WolverinePublicity Batman and the Justice League]]'', making it clear just who Japan considered the star.

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** Japan really, ''really'' loves Franchise/{{Batman}}. Batman had a [[Manga/{{Batman}} manga]] in the 1960s (of which several stories appear in the American book ''Bat-Manga''), and has had several manga in more recent times -- ''Batman: Death Mask'', ''Batman: Child of Dreams'', and a story in ''Batman: Black and White'' by Creator/KatsuhiroOtomo. When Akita Shoten began serializing a ''Comicbook/{{Justice Comicbook/{{Justice League|Of America}}'' America}} manga in anticipation of [[Film/JusticeLeague the movie]], it was titled ''[[WolverinePublicity Batman and the Justice League]]'', making it clear just who Japan considered the star.
22nd May '17 8:13:53 AM comicwriter
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** Japan really, ''really'' loves Franchise/{{Batman}}. Batman had a [[Manga/{{Batman}} manga]] in the 1960s (of which several stories appear in the American book ''Bat-Manga''), and has had several manga in more recent times -- ''Batman: Death Mask'', ''Batman: Child of Dreams'', and a story in ''Batman: Black and White'' by Creator/KatsuhiroOtomo.

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** Japan really, ''really'' loves Franchise/{{Batman}}. Batman had a [[Manga/{{Batman}} manga]] in the 1960s (of which several stories appear in the American book ''Bat-Manga''), and has had several manga in more recent times -- ''Batman: Death Mask'', ''Batman: Child of Dreams'', and a story in ''Batman: Black and White'' by Creator/KatsuhiroOtomo. When Akita Shoten began serializing a ''Comicbook/{{Justice League|Of America}}'' manga in anticipation of [[Film/JusticeLeague the movie]], it was titled ''[[WolverinePublicity Batman and the Justice League]]'', making it clear just who Japan considered the star.
30th Apr '17 10:47:33 AM comicwriter
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** The ''ComicBook/XMen'' as a whole have been among the more popular American comics franchises in Japan ever since their '90s cartoon began airing there. Now, after four movies and two further cartoons, it's bigger than ever -- Madhouse has made a ''Anime/XMen'' anime. Psylocke, a fairly minor member of the ''ComicBook/XMen'', being inordinately popular simply because she was in ''VideoGame/XMenChildrenOfTheAtom'', ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'' and ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'' despite hardly mattering to anyone in the country of her creation.

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** The ''ComicBook/XMen'' as a whole have been among the more popular American comics franchises in Japan ever since their '90s cartoon began airing there. Now, after four movies and two further cartoons, it's bigger than ever -- Madhouse has made a ''Anime/XMen'' anime. Psylocke, Comicbook/{{Psylocke}}, a fairly minor member of the ''ComicBook/XMen'', being inordinately popular simply because she was in ''VideoGame/XMenChildrenOfTheAtom'', ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'' and ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'' despite hardly mattering to anyone in the country of her creation.
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