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5th May '18 10:04:23 PM comicwriter
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** A major reason Marvel cancelled ''The Avengers'' and relaunched it as ''New Avengers'' was because they wanted to get rid of the "dead weight" (characters who weren't in [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy live action]] [[Film/XMenFilmSeries movies]]) and focus on their A-listers like Franchise/SpiderMan and ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, with ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} and the Scott Lang version of Comicbook/AntMan specifically chosen to die because editorial thought they were worthless characters. Now, of those "dead weight" heroes, Hawkeye was one of the stars of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' (one of the highest-grossing films of all time), Comicbook/BlackPanther had his own massively successful film, ComicBook/TheFalcon, ComicBook/ScarletWitch and ComicBook/TheVision are all Avengers as of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', Film/AntMan and ComicBook/TheWasp and [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]] are all getting their own solo films, while the X-Men are supposedly being buried because Marvel doesn't have the rights to make movies off of them, and Spider-Man may only be escaping that fate because Marvel and Sony were able to reach a deal to integrate Spidey into the MCU. What a difference a few years makes...

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** A major reason Marvel cancelled ''The Avengers'' and relaunched it as ''New Avengers'' was because they wanted to get rid of the "dead weight" (characters who weren't in [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy live action]] [[Film/XMenFilmSeries movies]]) and focus on their A-listers like Franchise/SpiderMan and ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, with ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} and the Scott Lang version of Comicbook/AntMan specifically chosen to die because editorial thought they were worthless characters. Now, of those "dead weight" heroes, Hawkeye was one of the stars of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' (one of the highest-grossing films of all time), Comicbook/BlackPanther had his own [[Film/BlackPanther massively successful film, film]], ComicBook/TheFalcon, ComicBook/ScarletWitch and ComicBook/TheVision are all Avengers as of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', Film/AntMan and ComicBook/TheWasp and [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]] are all getting their own solo films, while the X-Men are supposedly being buried because Marvel doesn't have the rights to make movies off of them, and Spider-Man may only be escaping that fate because Marvel and Sony were able to reach a deal to integrate Spidey into the MCU. What a difference a few years makes...
5th May '18 10:03:44 PM comicwriter
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** A major reason Marvel cancelled ''The Avengers'' and relaunched it as ''New Avengers'' was because they wanted to get rid of the "dead weight" (characters who weren't in [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy live action]] [[Film/XMenFilmSeries movies]]) and focus on their A-listers like Franchise/SpiderMan and ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, with ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} and the Scott Lang version of Comicbook/AntMan specifically chosen to die because editorial thought they were worthless characters. Now, of those "dead weight" heroes, Hawkeye was one of the stars of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' (one of the highest-grossing films of all time), ComicBook/TheFalcon, ComicBook/ScarletWitch and ComicBook/TheVision are all Avengers as of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', and Film/AntMan and ComicBook/TheWasp, ComicBook/BlackPanther and [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]] are all getting their own solo films, while the X-Men are supposedly being buried because Marvel doesn't have the rights to make movies off of them, and Spider-Man may only be escaping that fate because Marvel and Sony were able to reach a deal to integrate Spidey into the MCU. What a difference a few years makes...

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** A major reason Marvel cancelled ''The Avengers'' and relaunched it as ''New Avengers'' was because they wanted to get rid of the "dead weight" (characters who weren't in [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy live action]] [[Film/XMenFilmSeries movies]]) and focus on their A-listers like Franchise/SpiderMan and ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, with ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} and the Scott Lang version of Comicbook/AntMan specifically chosen to die because editorial thought they were worthless characters. Now, of those "dead weight" heroes, Hawkeye was one of the stars of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' (one of the highest-grossing films of all time), Comicbook/BlackPanther had his own massively successful film, ComicBook/TheFalcon, ComicBook/ScarletWitch and ComicBook/TheVision are all Avengers as of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', and Film/AntMan and ComicBook/TheWasp, ComicBook/BlackPanther ComicBook/TheWasp and [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]] are all getting their own solo films, while the X-Men are supposedly being buried because Marvel doesn't have the rights to make movies off of them, and Spider-Man may only be escaping that fate because Marvel and Sony were able to reach a deal to integrate Spidey into the MCU. What a difference a few years makes...
18th Apr '18 8:10:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* In issue #41 of ''ComicBook/GenerationX'', Skin went to rent a bunch of horror movies, the titles of which were parodies of classic horror movies (like ''Yell!'' instead of ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}''. But among these horror flicks was a film called Sicko, which nowadays makes readers think more of Creator/MichaelMoore and less of ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.

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* In issue #41 of ''ComicBook/GenerationX'', Skin went to rent a bunch of horror movies, the titles of which were parodies of classic horror movies (like ''Yell!'' instead of ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}''. But among these horror flicks was a film called Sicko, ''Film/{{Sicko}}'', which nowadays makes readers think more of Creator/MichaelMoore and less of ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.
7th Apr '18 11:59:41 AM nombretomado
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* In a case more related to real life: UsefulNotes/TheGreatComicsCrashOf1996 happened in part because people were stockpiling on comics hoping they'd be valuable - [[ArtisticLicenseEconomics in spite of the fact]] old comics were selling for such high prices in the first place only because they were extremely rare, and [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks the work made during the early 1990s]] was falling from grace heavily. Yet, as [[http://newmutants98.com one website]] shows, ''Comicbook/NewMutants'' #98 actually is sought by many more than two decades later for being the debut of {{Deadpool}} (though the site makes clear it's probably not as rare as stuff made between the 1930s and 1970s, and thus hardly worthy of prices in the triple digits).

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* In a case more related to real life: UsefulNotes/TheGreatComicsCrashOf1996 happened in part because people were stockpiling on comics hoping they'd be valuable - [[ArtisticLicenseEconomics in spite of the fact]] old comics were selling for such high prices in the first place only because they were extremely rare, and [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks the work made during the early 1990s]] was falling from grace heavily. Yet, as [[http://newmutants98.com one website]] shows, ''Comicbook/NewMutants'' #98 actually is sought by many more than two decades later for being the debut of {{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} (though the site makes clear it's probably not as rare as stuff made between the 1930s and 1970s, and thus hardly worthy of prices in the triple digits).
29th Mar '18 8:31:24 PM dsneybuf
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** A ''Jughead Jones'' comic has Jughead's look-alike "casanova cousin", Nathan, date various women in Riverdale, causing onlookers to suspect Juggie of having a secret, romantic side. Eventually, ''Riverdale'' would give the role of Jughead to Cole Sprouse, previously best known for playing a {{Kidanova}}'s identical twin brother in ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''.
23rd Mar '18 11:33:53 AM comicwriter
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** In the ultimate example of just how much the notoriety of Marvel's heroes shifted between 2005 and 2018, when Marvel did an A-list relaunch of the ''Avengers'' after ''[[Comicbook/AvengersNoSurrender No Surrender]]'', it included several characters that had previously been dismissed as also-rans back when Bendis took over the series, but were now considered big deals.

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** In the ultimate example of just how much the notoriety of Marvel's heroes shifted between 2005 and 2018, when Marvel did an A-list relaunch of the ''Avengers'' after ''[[Comicbook/AvengersNoSurrender No Surrender]]'', it included several characters that who had previously been dismissed as also-rans back when Bendis took over the series, but were now considered big deals.deals because of the MCU.
23rd Mar '18 11:33:06 AM comicwriter
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** In the ultimate example of just how much the notoriety of Marvel's heroes shifted between 2005 and 2018, when Marvel did an A-list relaunch of the ''Avengers'' after ''[[Comicbook/AvengersNoSurrender No Surrender]]'', it included several characters that had previously been dismissed as also-rans back when Bendis took over the series, but were now considered big deals.
25th Feb '18 8:10:25 PM comicwriter
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** Speaking of which, during Mark Gruenwald's ''Captain America'' run, Jack Monroe got into a fight with D-Man and accused him of hitting on Jack's girlfriend, despite D-Man insisting that they were just friends and that he wasn't trying anything untoward. Years later during [[Comicbook/NickSpencersCaptainAmerica Nick Spencer]]'s run, D-Man would be revealed to be gay, making Jack's reaction even more disproportionate in retrospect.
19th Feb '18 12:52:12 PM TruebloodJoe
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* Yet, 2014 did see the reboot of the original Expanded Universe as well as the first works completely in the Disney Canon.
28th Jan '18 4:31:34 PM nombretomado
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* In issue #41 of ''ComicBook/GenerationX'', Skin went to rent a bunch of horror movies, the titles of which were parodies of classic horror movies (like ''Yell!'' instead of ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}''. But among these horror flicks was a film called Sicko, which nowadays makes readers think more of MichaelMoore and less of ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.

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* In issue #41 of ''ComicBook/GenerationX'', Skin went to rent a bunch of horror movies, the titles of which were parodies of classic horror movies (like ''Yell!'' instead of ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}''. But among these horror flicks was a film called Sicko, which nowadays makes readers think more of MichaelMoore Creator/MichaelMoore and less of ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.
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