History HilariousInHindsight / ComicBooks

11th Mar '17 2:58:39 PM nombretomado
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* The Marvel humor Comic ''What The?'' did a Franchise/{{Batman}} parody where all the actors playing Batman's villains were being killed. Near the end it is revealed that everyone in Hollywood is afraid to work with him, including MichaelCaine, who would go on to play Alfred in ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga and]] ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.

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* The Marvel humor Comic ''What The?'' did a Franchise/{{Batman}} parody where all the actors playing Batman's villains were being killed. Near the end it is revealed that everyone in Hollywood is afraid to work with him, including MichaelCaine, Creator/MichaelCaine, who would go on to play Alfred in ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga and]] ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.
10th Mar '17 5:54:10 AM ZanderSchubert
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** One edition in 1982 tried to predict the future films in the StarWars universe, and since Film/ReturnOfTheJedi hadn't been released yet, made numerous jokes about who was really whose parent, but they did get right the fact that Darth Vader is [=C3PO=]'s "father". They eventually claim that Luke's father is actually the Force itself, a claim that actually describes Anakin's "father". It also claims that "Star Wars Saga - Part II" would start "sometime around the year 2014", one year away from the actual release date of the first movie in the Sequel Trilogy.
6th Mar '17 7:52:37 PM BigKlingy
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* ''ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}'' was introduced as a love interest of Batman as a way of [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday combating accusations of him being gay.]] The character would eventually be reinvented as a lesbian, with the express purpose of creating an AffirmativeActionLegacy.
4th Mar '17 1:41:45 PM comicwriter
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** In an 1960s ''ComicBook/Fantastic Four'' story, the titular team is teaching T'Challa how to play baseball. Fifty or so years later, Black Panther would be played by Creator/ChadwickBoseman, who played Jackie Robinson in the movie ''Film/FortyTwo''. Furthermore, that film has Robinson comment that a lot of racist baseball fans are "still fighting the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar Civil War]]". Boseman would later make his debut as Black Panther in the movie ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''.

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** In an 1960s ''ComicBook/Fantastic Four'' ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' story, the titular team is teaching T'Challa how to play baseball. Fifty or so years later, Black Panther would be played by Creator/ChadwickBoseman, who played Jackie Robinson in the movie ''Film/FortyTwo''. Furthermore, that film has Robinson comment that a lot of racist baseball fans are "still fighting the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar Civil War]]". Boseman would later make his debut as Black Panther in the movie ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''.
4th Mar '17 1:40:00 PM comicwriter
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*** Another one regarding the ''Fantastic Four'': Black Panther's first appearance in that comic has him fight the titular team. Fifty years later in ''Civil War'', Black Panther sides against Captain America (played by Creator/ChrisEvans) - a former [[Film/FantasticFour2005 Human Torch]]. After that movie opened in theatres, it was announced that Creator/MichaelBJordan, [[Film/FantasticFour2015 ''another'' Human Torch]], would be joining the cast of ''Film/BlackPanther2018'' as Erik Killmonger.

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*** Another one regarding the ''Fantastic Four'': Black Panther's first appearance in that comic has him fight the titular team. Fifty years later in ''Civil War'', Black Panther sides against Captain America (played by Creator/ChrisEvans) - a former [[Film/FantasticFour2005 Human Torch]]. After that movie opened in theatres, it was announced that Creator/MichaelBJordan, [[Film/FantasticFour2015 ''another'' ANOTHER Human Torch]], would be joining the cast of ''Film/BlackPanther2018'' as Erik Killmonger.
4th Mar '17 1:39:28 PM comicwriter
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** A variant cover for the first issue of ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers'' had Deadpool listing reasons why he should be part of the group, despite lacking any real qualifications to be an Avenger. A few years later, he was confirmed to be part of the post-''Comicbook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}'' relaunch of ''Uncanny Avengers'' as an official member of the team.

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** A variant cover for the first issue of ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers'' had Deadpool listing reasons why he should be part of the group, despite lacking any real qualifications to be an Avenger. A few years later, he was confirmed to be part of joined the post-''Comicbook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}'' relaunch of ''Uncanny Avengers'' as an official member of the team.



** Also, there was a famous storyline where Jane was given the power of an Asgardian, only to be stripped of said power after Odin decreed that she was unworthy of ever being a god. [[spoiler: This is rather amusing now that she's actually proven herself worthy of wielding {{Mjolnir}} and become the new Thor in ''Comicbook/{{Thor|2014}}.]]

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** Also, there was a famous storyline where Jane was given the power of an Asgardian, only to be stripped of said power after Odin decreed that she was unworthy of ever being a god. [[spoiler: This is rather amusing now that she's actually proven herself worthy of wielding {{Mjolnir}} and become the new Thor in ''Comicbook/{{Thor|2014}}.Comicbook/{{Thor|2014}}.]]
4th Mar '17 1:11:34 PM comicwriter
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** There's a scene in ''Comicbook/OneMoreDay'' where Mephisto tells Spider-Man of the infinite number of alternate paths his life could have taken, and Spidey asks if there's one where he was a little girl. Years later in ''Comicbook/SpiderVerse'', at least two alternate young girl versions of Spider-Man (Penelope Parker and Peni Parker) were both introduced.

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** There's a scene in ''Comicbook/OneMoreDay'' where Mephisto tells Spider-Man of the infinite number of alternate paths his life could have taken, and Spidey asks if there's one where he was a little girl. Years later in ''Comicbook/SpiderVerse'', at least two alternate young girl versions of Spider-Man (Penelope Parker and Peni Parker) were both introduced.



** In a 2005 issue of ''ComicBook/SheHulk'', Spider-Man had some fun with J. Jonah Jameson by claiming that the real reason Jameson hated him was because he was black. The current ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan, introduced in 2011, is Comicbook/MilesMorales, a black Hispanic who was heavily criticized by real life political pundits like Lou Dobbs and Glenn Beck.

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** In a 2005 issue of ''ComicBook/SheHulk'', Spider-Man had some fun with J. Jonah Jameson by claiming that the real reason Jameson hated him was because he was black. The current ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan, introduced in 2011, is Comicbook/MilesMorales, a black Hispanic who was heavily criticized by real life political conservative pundits like Lou Dobbs and Glenn Beck.



** Another Hawkeye-related one; Hawkeye decided to become a hero after watching Iron Man in action and wanted to be a superhero like him. In the mid-late 2000s ''Film/IronMan'' came out, and reportedly, when Creator/JeremyRenner watched it, he wanted to play a superhero, just like Iron Man. He got his wish, how? By playing Hawkeye in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Too bad they didn't explore Hawkeye's backstory or explain who he is.

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** Another Hawkeye-related one; Hawkeye decided to become a hero after watching Iron Man in action and wanted to be a superhero like him. In the mid-late 2000s ''Film/IronMan'' came out, and reportedly, when Creator/JeremyRenner watched it, he wanted to play a superhero, just like Iron Man. He got his wish, how? By playing Hawkeye in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Too bad they didn't explore Hawkeye's backstory or explain who he is.
24th Jan '17 6:11:08 PM comicwriter
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* A major plot point in ''[[Comicbook/TheDefenders The Last Defenders]]'' had Comicbook/IronMan forming a new Defenders team that had almost nobody from the previous iterations of the team, and without the consent of any of the original Defenders. He defended his decision by basically suggesting the new members made for a better, more marketable team despite having no connection to the Defenders. Later in the series, Nighthawk even had a breakdown where he said that people were taking the Defenders away from him and destroying the team's rich legacy. Flash forward to 2017 and Marvel announces a new Defenders series to tie into [[Series/TheDefenders2017 the Netflix show]], which stars four popular, marketable characters with no real connection to any of the past incarnations of the team.
8th Jan '17 2:09:13 PM nombretomado
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** Creator/JoeQuesada once said the Classic and UltimateMarvel universes meeting would be a sign that Marvel had "officially run out of ideas." The makers of ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'' didn't get this memo. Well, granted, they don't actually interact with each other, but still.

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** Creator/JoeQuesada once said the Classic and UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universes meeting would be a sign that Marvel had "officially run out of ideas." The makers of ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'' didn't get this memo. Well, granted, they don't actually interact with each other, but still.



* [[http://rockofeternity.tumblr.com/image/99433909546 This]] {{Main/Superdickery}}-style cover given Reed becoming Doctor Doom in the UltimateMarvel universe.

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* [[http://rockofeternity.tumblr.com/image/99433909546 This]] {{Main/Superdickery}}-style cover given Reed becoming Doctor Doom in the UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe.
8th Jan '17 11:23:54 AM nombretomado
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* As the "One Nation Under Doom" event in the ''Franchise/{{Marvel 2099}}'' line drew to a close [[spoiler: John Herod used a clone of Captain America as a puppet to overthrow Doom with the cover story that Steve Rogers had once again been put in suspended animation in a block of ice. In ''Manifest Destiny'', we find out the real Steve Rogers's fate and as it turns out, history really did repeat itself.]]

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* As the "One Nation Under Doom" event in the ''Franchise/{{Marvel 2099}}'' ''ComicBook/Marvel2099'' line drew to a close [[spoiler: John Herod used a clone of Captain America as a puppet to overthrow Doom with the cover story that Steve Rogers had once again been put in suspended animation in a block of ice. In ''Manifest Destiny'', we find out the real Steve Rogers's fate and as it turns out, history really did repeat itself.]]
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