History HarsherInHindsight / ComicBooks

6th Jan '16 10:19:56 PM Doug86
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* But topping them all would have to be ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'' by FrankMiller. Published in 1986, the story involves [[spoiler:Two-Face plotting to blow up "The Twin Towers" in Gotham. Luckily, he's stopped by Batman.]] Shortly thereafter, [[spoiler:an electromagnetic pulse caused by the detonation of a powerful nuclear warhead in the western hemisphere knocks out all power to seemingly the entirety of America. A 747 then falls out of the sky and crashes into the Twin Towers, blowing them up and [[FromBadToWorse setting all of Gotham on fire]].]]
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* But topping them all would have to be ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'' by FrankMiller.Creator/FrankMiller. Published in 1986, the story involves [[spoiler:Two-Face plotting to blow up "The Twin Towers" in Gotham. Luckily, he's stopped by Batman.]] Shortly thereafter, [[spoiler:an electromagnetic pulse caused by the detonation of a powerful nuclear warhead in the western hemisphere knocks out all power to seemingly the entirety of America. A 747 then falls out of the sky and crashes into the Twin Towers, blowing them up and [[FromBadToWorse setting all of Gotham on fire]].]]
22nd Dec '15 9:17:38 PM Anddrix
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* Celestia calling Sombra "a Unicorn whose heart was as black as night" in Season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'' reveals that he's a LivingShadow made by an EldritchAbomination crystal to rule the Empire via ThePowerOfHate, and after years of failing to ScrewDestiny by doing good, he finally snaps and invokes ThenLetMeBeEvil.
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* ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'': ** Celestia calling Sombra "a Unicorn whose heart was as black as night" in Season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'' reveals that he's 3. He's a LivingShadow made by an EldritchAbomination crystal to rule the Empire via ThePowerOfHate, and after years of failing to ScrewDestiny by doing good, he finally snaps and invokes ThenLetMeBeEvil.ThenLetMeBeEvil. ** Everything about Princess Luna's guilt over Nightmare Moon now that we see [[AndIMustScream what she did to her subjects]] and how she plagued ponykind with horrible nightmare for ''1000 years''. This was all ''before'' ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E13DoPrincessesDreamOfMagicSheep Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?]]'' revealed that her guilt was far, ''far'' worse then anything fans predicted.
15th Sep '15 9:22:56 PM StrixObscuro
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** And then came ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', where Earth-616 was destroyed, and so far, only Nico and Molly have been definitively shown to have survived.
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** And then came ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', where Earth-616 was destroyed, and so far, from the Runaways, only Nico and Molly have been definitively shown confirmed to have survived.
15th Sep '15 9:21:40 PM StrixObscuro
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* In last issue of Creator/BrianKVaughn's run on ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', the entire creative team wonders what will happen with the characters in the next ten years. One of the comments mentioned they'll probably be all dead. Near the team's tenth anniversary, two of the characters are in [[ComicBook/AvengersArena book dedicated solely to killing teenage superheroes]].
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* In the last issue of Creator/BrianKVaughn's Creator/BrianKVaughan's run on ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', the entire creative team wonders what will happen with the characters in the next ten years. One of the comments mentioned they'll probably be all dead. Near the team's tenth anniversary, two of the characters are in [[ComicBook/AvengersArena book dedicated solely to killing teenage superheroes]].
15th Sep '15 9:20:47 PM StrixObscuro
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* On the penultimate pages of ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'', Spider Jerusalem puts a cigarette in his mouth for OneLastSmoke, draws a handgun, puts it under his chin, and it turns out to be a lighter. Sad part? Three years later, Spider's inspiration, HunterSThompson, did the exact same thing...[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_S._Thompson#Death except the gun was real.]]
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* On the penultimate pages of ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'', Spider Jerusalem puts a cigarette in his mouth for OneLastSmoke, draws a handgun, puts it under his chin, and it turns out to be a lighter. Sad part? Three years later, Spider's inspiration, HunterSThompson, Creator/HunterSThompson, did the exact same thing...[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_S._Thompson#Death except the gun was real.]]

** Wally-Flash [[spoiler: being erased from existence by Barry Allen as a result of Flashpoint, made worse by the fact that when fighting a deranged Reverse Flash (who had a breakdown and literally thought of himself as Barry Allen) cursing Wally and leaving him to die out of anger over how everyone loved Wally more as Flash and was furious at how fast he was forgotten]]
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** Wally-Flash [[spoiler: being [[spoiler:being erased from existence by Barry Allen as a result of Flashpoint, made worse by the fact that when fighting a deranged Reverse Flash (who had a breakdown and literally thought of himself as Barry Allen) cursing Wally and leaving him to die out of anger over how everyone loved Wally more as Flash and was furious at how fast he was forgotten]]

* In last issue of Brian K. Vaughn run on ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' entire creative team wonders what will happen with the characters in next ten years. One of the comments mentioned they'll probably be all dead. Near the team's tenth anniversary two of the characters are in [[ComicBook/AvengersArena book dedicated solely to killing teenage superheroes]].
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* In last issue of Brian K. Vaughn Creator/BrianKVaughn's run on ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', the entire creative team wonders what will happen with the characters in the next ten years. One of the comments mentioned they'll probably be all dead. Near the team's tenth anniversary anniversary, two of the characters are in [[ComicBook/AvengersArena book dedicated solely to killing teenage superheroes]].superheroes]]. ** And then came ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', where Earth-616 was destroyed, and so far, only Nico and Molly have been definitively shown to have survived.
15th Sep '15 8:45:11 PM nombretomado
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* An in-universe one DC one: Issues #20-#21 of the New Teen Titans comic (May-June 1986). The Titans were (temporarily) mostly broken up after incidents involving or happening roughly around the time of CrisisOnInfiniteEarths. Wonder Girl, who is left in charge with an empty nest, calls in Aqualad, a newly-minted Flash, a Hawk without Dove, Jason-Robin and Speedy. At the request of King Faraday, they help to protect a peace conference which is being threatened by Cheshire. This was where it was discovered Speedy and Cheshire [[spoiler:had a child together]]. Issue #21 closes on some supposed to be heart-warming reconciliations between Terry Long and Wonder Girl and also Speedy and Cheshire, including him getting to hold his daughter for the first time. Also, Wally getting to explain his new role as The Flash to his hero-avoidant then-girlfriend Francis Kane. Now, look at these events through the lens of:
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* An in-universe one DC one: Issues #20-#21 of the New Teen Titans comic (May-June 1986). The Titans were (temporarily) mostly broken up after incidents involving or happening roughly around the time of CrisisOnInfiniteEarths.ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths. Wonder Girl, who is left in charge with an empty nest, calls in Aqualad, a newly-minted Flash, a Hawk without Dove, Jason-Robin and Speedy. At the request of King Faraday, they help to protect a peace conference which is being threatened by Cheshire. This was where it was discovered Speedy and Cheshire [[spoiler:had a child together]]. Issue #21 closes on some supposed to be heart-warming reconciliations between Terry Long and Wonder Girl and also Speedy and Cheshire, including him getting to hold his daughter for the first time. Also, Wally getting to explain his new role as The Flash to his hero-avoidant then-girlfriend Francis Kane. Now, look at these events through the lens of:
1st Sep '15 1:58:22 PM StFan
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* In last issue of Brian K. Vaughn run on ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' entire creative team wonders what will happen with the characters in next ten years. One of the comments mentioned they'll probably be all dead. Near the team's tenth anniversary two of the characters are in [[AvengersArena book dedicated solely to killing teenage superheroes]].
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* In last issue of Brian K. Vaughn run on ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' entire creative team wonders what will happen with the characters in next ten years. One of the comments mentioned they'll probably be all dead. Near the team's tenth anniversary two of the characters are in [[AvengersArena [[ComicBook/AvengersArena book dedicated solely to killing teenage superheroes]].
6th Jul '15 5:08:46 AM RighteousFury
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* InUniverse example: The 2002 ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' storyline ''Death in the Family'' has a scene where Spidey walks in on the Green Goblin using dolls to re-create the death of Gwen Stacy ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''-style while implying that Gwen was on the bridge because she was sexually attracted to Norman Osborn. Later, the 2004 storyline ''Past Sins'' revealed that Gwen did indeed sleep with Osborn before her death, resulting in twins Gabriel and Sarah.
2nd Jun '15 1:22:03 PM Anicomicgeek
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* But topping them all would have to be ''TheDarkKnightReturns'' by FrankMiller. Published in 1986, the story involves [[spoiler:Two-Face plotting to blow up "The Twin Towers" in Gotham. Luckily, he's stopped by Batman.]] Shortly thereafter, [[spoiler:an electromagnetic pulse caused by the detonation of a powerful nuclear warhead in the western hemisphere knocks out all power to seemingly the entirety of America. A 747 then falls out of the sky and crashes into the Twin Towers, blowing them up and [[FromBadToWorse setting all of Gotham on fire]].]]
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* But topping them all would have to be ''TheDarkKnightReturns'' ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'' by FrankMiller. Published in 1986, the story involves [[spoiler:Two-Face plotting to blow up "The Twin Towers" in Gotham. Luckily, he's stopped by Batman.]] Shortly thereafter, [[spoiler:an electromagnetic pulse caused by the detonation of a powerful nuclear warhead in the western hemisphere knocks out all power to seemingly the entirety of America. A 747 then falls out of the sky and crashes into the Twin Towers, blowing them up and [[FromBadToWorse setting all of Gotham on fire]].]]

* In ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', mutants are more discriminated than ever before and can be held without a trial even if they didn't do anything wrong, and you can even legally kill them. At the time when it was written, it was meant to show how UltimateMarvel is different from Earth-616. And then the National Defense Authorization Act came.
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* In ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', mutants are more discriminated than ever before and can be held without a trial even if they didn't do anything wrong, and you can even legally kill them. At the time when it was written, it was meant to show how UltimateMarvel Comicbook/UltimateMarvel is different from Earth-616. And then the National Defense Authorization Act came.

** Wally-Flash [[spoiler: being erased from existence by Barry Allen as a result of Flashpoint, made worse by the fact that when fighting a deranged Reverse Flash (who had a breakdown and literally thought of himself as Barry Allen) cursing Wally and leaving him to die out of anger over how everyone loved Wally more as Flash and was furious at how fast he was forgeotten]]
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** Wally-Flash [[spoiler: being erased from existence by Barry Allen as a result of Flashpoint, made worse by the fact that when fighting a deranged Reverse Flash (who had a breakdown and literally thought of himself as Barry Allen) cursing Wally and leaving him to die out of anger over how everyone loved Wally more as Flash and was furious at how fast he was forgeotten]]forgotten]]

** Simliar to the aforementioned scenes in ''TheDarkKnightReturns'' involving Gotham's Twin Tower, a scene in ''Returns'' featured a gunman shooting people at a Batman themed movie theater.
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** Simliar to the aforementioned scenes in ''TheDarkKnightReturns'' ''Comicbook/TheDarkKnightReturns'' involving Gotham's Twin Tower, a scene in ''Returns'' featured a gunman shooting people at a Batman themed movie theater.

* In last issue of Brian K. Vaughn run on ''{{Runaways}}'' entire creative team wonders what will happen with the characters in next ten years. One of the comments mentioned they'll probably be all dead. Near the team's tenth anniversary two of the characters are in [[AvengersArena book dedicated solely to killing teenage superheroes]].
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* In last issue of Brian K. Vaughn run on ''{{Runaways}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' entire creative team wonders what will happen with the characters in next ten years. One of the comments mentioned they'll probably be all dead. Near the team's tenth anniversary two of the characters are in [[AvengersArena book dedicated solely to killing teenage superheroes]].
13th May '15 9:37:14 AM StFan
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* In an issue of ''Uncanny Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' from 1984, we get a flashback (-forward?) to Rachel Summers' CrapsackWorld of her [[BadFuture Days of Future Past]], where it's revealed that among the other actions to happen in the war against the mutants, someone destroyed the World Trade Center with a bomb (one panel shows the Twin Towers in ruins). Unthinkable in 1986, but cringe-inducing after 1993 and absolutely eerie after 2001. Bear in mind that, if not for ComicBookTime, 2001 would likely be the ''actual year'' that the World Trade Center was destroyed in Rachel's timeline.
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* In an issue of ''Uncanny Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ComicBook/XMen'' from 1984, we get a flashback (-forward?) to Rachel Summers' CrapsackWorld of her [[BadFuture Days of Future Past]], where it's revealed that among the other actions to happen in the war against the mutants, someone destroyed the World Trade Center with a bomb (one panel shows the Twin Towers in ruins). Unthinkable in 1986, but cringe-inducing after 1993 and absolutely eerie after 2001. Bear in mind that, if not for ComicBookTime, 2001 would likely be the ''actual year'' that the World Trade Center was destroyed in Rachel's timeline.

** There was also the Spider-Man[=/=]{{X-Force}} crossover where {{the Juggernaut}} destroyed one of the twin towers in the course of his brawl with the heroes.
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** There was also the Spider-Man[=/=]{{X-Force}} Spider-Man[=/=]''ComicBook/XForce'' crossover where {{the Juggernaut}} destroyed one of the twin towers in the course of his brawl with the heroes.

* In {{Ultimate X-Men}}, mutants are more discriminated than ever before and can be held without a trial even if they didn't do anything wrong, and you can even legally kill them. At the time when it was written, it was meant to show how UltimateMarvel is different from Earth-616. And then the National Defense Authorization Act came.
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* In {{Ultimate X-Men}}, ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', mutants are more discriminated than ever before and can be held without a trial even if they didn't do anything wrong, and you can even legally kill them. At the time when it was written, it was meant to show how UltimateMarvel is different from Earth-616. And then the National Defense Authorization Act came.
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