History HilariousInHindsight / ComicBooks

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.]]
30th Jun '17 5:37:34 PM jormis29
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* In the 1970s Batman story "The Man Who Falls", which chronicles young Bruce Wayne's training to become Batman, Bruce meets with an FBI agent who says "we don't pull our piece much. We leave that to Efrem Zimbalist, Junior", in reference to the TV show ''F.B.I.'' which starred Zimbalist Jr. Efrem Zimbalist Jr would later be the voice actor for Alfred Pennyworth on WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries.

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* In the 1970s Batman story "The Man Who Falls", which chronicles young Bruce Wayne's training to become Batman, Bruce meets with an FBI agent who says "we don't pull our piece much. We leave that to Efrem Zimbalist, Junior", in reference to the TV show ''F.B.I.'' which starred Zimbalist Jr.Creator/EfremZimbalistJr. Efrem Zimbalist Jr would later be the voice actor for Alfred Pennyworth on WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries.
29th Jun '17 8:23:14 AM Corlagon
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** Much of ComicBook/MarvelStarWars came out between the films. After ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', they ran a storyline involving a new Imperial superweapon called the Tarkin. During a briefing, someone says to our heroes, "It answers a lot of questions we've been asking ourselves lately. Like for instance, why hasn't the Empire constructed a [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi second battle station like the Death Star]] that almost destroyed our base on Yavin?"

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** Much of ComicBook/MarvelStarWars came out between the films. After ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', they ran a storyline involving a new Imperial superweapon called the Tarkin. During a briefing, someone says to our heroes, "It answers a lot of questions we've been asking ourselves lately. Like for instance, why hasn't the Empire constructed a [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi second battle station like the Death Star]] that almost destroyed our base on Yavin?"Yavin?" (The writers had originally intended to depict a second Death Star, but Lucasfilm had vetoed that without explaining why.)




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* The first part of ''Giant-Size Super-Villain Team-Up'' #2, cover-dated June 1975, is about an oil tanker crossing the Comicbook/SubMariner's territory because the Suez Canal has been closed since 1967. When June actually came around, one of the first things to happen was the reopening of the canal.
12th Jun '17 6:16:55 AM Malitia
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* Speaking of Squirrel Girl, fans have joked that [[http://i.imgur.com/fdnJDbG.png this gag]] from ''Comicbook/UnbeatableSquirrelGirl'' accidentally predicted Comicbook/NickSpencersCaptainAmerica.

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* Speaking of Squirrel Girl, fans have joked that [[http://i.imgur.com/fdnJDbG.png this gag]] from ''Comicbook/UnbeatableSquirrelGirl'' ''Comicbook/TheUnbeatableSquirrelGirl'' accidentally predicted Comicbook/NickSpencersCaptainAmerica.
8th Jun '17 9:45:32 PM 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.

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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]].
31st May '17 6:34:03 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Marvel ComicBook/CivilWar'', shapeshifting alien Hulkling of the YoungAvengers replaced Hank Pym to free the anti-registration heroes. This becomes funny when ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' reveals that the Hank Pym Hulkling replaced was himself a shapeshifting alien that had replaced Hank Pym.

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* In ''Marvel ComicBook/CivilWar'', shapeshifting alien Hulkling of the YoungAvengers ComicBook/YoungAvengers replaced Hank Pym to free the anti-registration heroes. This becomes funny when ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'' reveals that the Hank Pym Hulkling replaced was himself a shapeshifting alien that had replaced Hank Pym.
27th May '17 12:16:14 PM dsneybuf
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* Franchise/ArchieComics has had zombies in a few issues and in ''WesternAnimation/ArchiesWeirdMysteries''. It's usually somewhat funny and not too serious. Family friendly, lovable Archie's and zombies just doesn't mix... Until ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie'' and it's terrifying now.

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* Franchise/ArchieComics has had zombies Franchise/ArchieComics
** Zombies appeared
in a few issues and in ''WesternAnimation/ArchiesWeirdMysteries''. It's usually somewhat funny and not too serious. Family friendly, lovable Archie's Archie and zombies just doesn't mix... Until ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie'' and it's terrifying now.now.
** 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.]]
21st May '17 3:08:11 PM nombretomado
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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/XMen 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 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/XMen 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 TheWasp, 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...
12th May '17 8:23:34 PM jormis29
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* Back when ComicBook/TwoFace was still known as Harvey Kent, the editors decided to give him a happy ending, and his face was restored by a doctor. And the doctor's name? Ekhart. In ''The Dark Knight'', Aaron Eckhart would play Harvey Dent.

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* Back when ComicBook/TwoFace was still known as Harvey Kent, the editors decided to give him a happy ending, and his face was restored by a doctor. And the doctor's name? Ekhart. In ''The Dark Knight'', Aaron Eckhart ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', Creator/AaronEckhart would play Harvey Dent.
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