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14th Oct '17 2:07:51 AM jormis29
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* In 1996 Marvel and DC made a crossover ({{Elseworlds}}) Batman & Captain America. No comment about the story itself, however epilogue has a very significant detail. Batman and Robin found frozen Cap, and save him. Then they reveal that Batman is now Dick Grayson former Robin (and Bruce retired now), and Robin is... Bruce Wayne Jr. son of the original Batman! Now where have i heard that one before?

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* In 1996 Marvel and DC made a crossover ({{Elseworlds}}) Batman & Captain America.''ComicBook/BatmanAndCaptainAmerica''. No comment about the story itself, however epilogue has a very significant detail. Batman and Robin found frozen Cap, and save him. Then they reveal that Batman is now Dick Grayson former Robin (and Bruce retired now), and Robin is... Bruce Wayne Jr. son of the original Batman! Now where have i heard that one before?
25th Sep '17 5:52:40 AM jormis29
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** Similar WordOfGod tripping-up occurs in the afterword to ''[[ComicBook/TheFlash The Return of Barry Allen]]'', a storyline in which Barry Allen does not actually return (yet). Mark Waid hyperbolically describes being driven up a bell tower with a rifle out of sheer exasperation at people asking him to bring back Barry.

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** Similar WordOfGod tripping-up occurs in the afterword to ''[[ComicBook/TheFlash The Return of Barry Allen]]'', ''ComicBook/TheReturnOfBarryAllen'', a storyline in which Barry Allen does not actually return (yet). Mark Waid hyperbolically describes being driven up a bell tower with a rifle out of sheer exasperation at people asking him to bring back Barry.
25th Sep '17 12:35:23 AM Anicomicgeek
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** Another one with Spider-Man. Creator/PeterDavid wrote that Ned Leeds was the original Hobgoblin. Not only was this questionable, but the original writer of the Hobgoblin mystery, Roger Stern, came back to do a miniseries where it was revealed Leeds wasn't the original Hobgoblin at all. [[http://groups.google.com/group/alt.fan.peter-david/msg/4e9186e3c4855006?hl=en& Even if David himself doesn't appreciate the irony]], one does have to find it a little funny that the same thing happened to him about the (Green) Goblin mystery in ''ComicBook/SpiderMan2099''. That said, you can't really place the blame on Creator/PeterDavid, though, since it was all a [[http://www.spideykicksbutt.com/SquanderedLegacy/SquanderedLegacyPart2.html massive editorial imbroglio]]. Not quite as bad as the Clone Saga, but every time the writer or editor on Amazing Spider-Man was changed, the Hobgoblin story got further and further from where Stern had meant it to go. [[spoiler:And with the current comic pulling CanonDiscontinuity on everything that happened after David left, as was able to do what Stern did with Roderick Kingsley and reveal that Father Jennifer is the Goblin]].

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** Another one with Spider-Man. Creator/PeterDavid wrote that Ned Leeds was the original Hobgoblin. Not only was this questionable, but the original writer of the Hobgoblin mystery, Roger Stern, came back to do a miniseries where it was revealed Leeds wasn't the original Hobgoblin at all. [[http://groups.google.com/group/alt.fan.peter-david/msg/4e9186e3c4855006?hl=en& Even if David himself doesn't appreciate the irony]], one does have to find it a little funny that the same thing happened to him about the (Green) Goblin mystery in ''ComicBook/SpiderMan2099''. That said, you can't really place the blame on Creator/PeterDavid, though, since it was all a [[http://www.spideykicksbutt.com/SquanderedLegacy/SquanderedLegacyPart2.html massive editorial imbroglio]]. Not quite as bad as the Clone Saga, but every time the writer or editor on Amazing Spider-Man was changed, the Hobgoblin story got further and further from where Stern had meant it to go. [[spoiler:And with the current comic pulling CanonDiscontinuity on everything that happened after David left, as he was able to do what Stern did with Roderick Kingsley and reveal that Father Jennifer is the Goblin]].
23rd Sep '17 8:34:03 PM nombretomado
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** The tie-in to ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' has a scene where a group of NSA employees discuss the public backlash stemming from the death of Goliath, and one of them claims that it's irrelevant since the black vote won't matter in the next presidential election anyway. [[BarackObama He was slightly off with that prediction]].

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** The tie-in to ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' has a scene where a group of NSA employees discuss the public backlash stemming from the death of Goliath, and one of them claims that it's irrelevant since the black vote won't matter in the next presidential election anyway. [[BarackObama [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama He was slightly off with that prediction]].
4th Aug '17 2:23:07 PM comicwriter
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*** In another Disney-related coincidence, in ''The Avengers'' #87, the story that recounted Black Panther's origin, Goliath referred to Wakanda as a "jungle version of Disneyland."

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*** In another Disney-related coincidence, Goliath referred to Wakanda as a "jungle version of Disneyland" in ''The Avengers'' #87, the story that recounted Black Panther's origin, Goliath referred to Wakanda as a "jungle version of Disneyland." origin.
4th Aug '17 2:12:12 PM comicwriter
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** During the iconic "Kang Dynasty" storyline from Busiek's run, Triathlon lamented that he'd probably end up as one of those D-list Avengers nobody remembers, citing Mantis, Rage, and Deathcry as examples. While he was correct concerning himself, Mantis would later end up as one of the stars of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2''.

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** During the iconic "Kang Dynasty" storyline from Busiek's run, Triathlon lamented that he'd probably end up as one of those D-list Avengers nobody remembers, citing Mantis, Rage, and Deathcry as examples. While he was correct concerning himself, Mantis would later end up as one of the stars of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2''.''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' and ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''.
4th Aug '17 2:10:52 PM comicwriter
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* In the videogame for ''{{VideoGame/Deadpool}}'', back in 2013, there was an entire mission for him to save Rogue. Deadpool's main motivation to save Rogue was to have her fall in love with him. After finding her, she kisses him to absorb his healing factor, weakening him enough to make him pass out. In one ''{{Comicbook/Uncanny Avengers}}'' chapter, Rogue gives Deadpool a BigDamnKiss, after developing feelings for him, which heals him of earlier injuries. After which, they share two more big kisses, the last being cut short due to Wonder Man awakening and being released from Rogue.

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* In the videogame for ''{{VideoGame/Deadpool}}'', back in 2013, there was an entire mission for him to save Rogue.Comicbook/{{Rogue}}. Deadpool's main motivation to save Rogue was to have her fall in love with him. After finding her, she kisses him to absorb his healing factor, weakening him enough to make him pass out. In one ''{{Comicbook/Uncanny Avengers}}'' chapter, Rogue gives Deadpool a BigDamnKiss, after developing feelings for him, which heals him of earlier injuries. After which, they share two more big kisses, the last being cut short due to Wonder Man Comicbook/WonderMan awakening and being released from Rogue.



** There was also a much older story where Captain America himself told Wolverine he'd never be an Avenger. This is ''such'' a prominent example of this trope that when a recent ''Deadpool'' issue featured Cap recounting this incident, Deadpool immediately burst out laughing at the irony.

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** There was also a much older story where Captain America himself told Wolverine he'd never be an Avenger. This is ''such'' a prominent example of this trope that when a recent much later ''Deadpool'' issue featured Cap recounting this incident, Deadpool immediately burst out laughing at the irony.



** In an issue of Creator/KurtBusiek's ''Avengers'' run, [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]] mocked D-Man and suggested that he go join the Comicbook/XMen since they have much lower standards when it comes to recruitment. Namor later ended up joining the X-Men and played a major role in the ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'' CrisisCrossover.

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** In an issue of Creator/KurtBusiek's ''Avengers'' run, [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]] mocked D-Man and suggested that he go join the Comicbook/XMen Comicbook/XMen, since they have much lower standards when it comes to recruitment. Namor later ended up joining the X-Men and played a major role in the ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'' CrisisCrossover.
4th Aug '17 11:28:28 AM comicwriter
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*** In another Disney-related coincidence, in ''The Avengers'' #87, the story that recounted Black Panther's origin, Goliath referred to Wakanda as a "jungle version of Disneyland."
17th Jul '17 9:24:29 AM igordebraga
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* Disney once threatened to sue Marvel for Howard the Duck's overly close resemblance to Donald Duck, and Marvel had him finding a new outfit in-universe. And to think that Marvel itself was since bought out by Disney.

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* Disney once threatened to sue Marvel for Howard the Duck's Comicbook/HowardTheDuck's overly close resemblance to Donald Duck, and Marvel had him finding a new outfit in-universe. And to think that Marvel itself was since bought out by Disney. (and a comic in 2015 even has him [[BitingTheHandHumor taking a shot at Disney World]])




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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).
5th Jul '17 8:31:14 PM dsneybuf
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** One story has Mr. Weatherbee overhear Betty, Veronica, and Miss Grundy discussing a soap opera, in which a couple had to break up after discovering they were long-lost siblings. The Bee falsely assumes Archie and Veronica as the couple, then gets ridiculed for thinking such a twist could occur in real life. Incest would later play a role in some DarkerAndEdgier ''Archie'' interpretations, with ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' in particular [[spoiler:having Polly Cooper date Jason Blossom, bear his child, ''then'' discover they were distant cousins.]]

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** One story has Mr. Weatherbee overhear Betty, Veronica, and Miss Grundy discussing a soap opera, in which a couple had to break up after discovering they were long-lost siblings. The Bee falsely assumes Archie and Veronica as the couple, then gets ridiculed for thinking such a twist SurpriseIncest could occur in real life. Incest would later play a role in some DarkerAndEdgier ''Archie'' interpretations, with ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' in particular [[spoiler:having Polly Cooper date Jason Blossom, bear his child, ''then'' discover they were distant cousins.]]
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