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19th Jul '16 3:21:47 PM comicwriter
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** In an issue of ''Avengers Solo'', Hawkeye criticized a ''Film/DirtyHarry''-style vigilante film by saying he longed for the days when a hero could save the day without killing the bad guys. In the ''Avengers'' films, Hawkeye kills people quite liberally, and is in fact described as a "Master assassin" by Iron Man at one point.
** Hawkeye's stance against killing in general. In the original comics, he was probably one of the Avengers who was most strongly opposed to the idea of using deadly force, and was extremely shaken after he accidentally killed Egghead in self defense. Cut to ''Comicbook/{{Civil War II}}'', where he [[spoiler: murders Bruce Banner in order to save the world from the Hulk, and is even described by Banner as being one of the few Avengers who could kill someone and then live with the guilt]].



9th Jul '16 10:40:09 PM Anddrix
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* In an old issue of ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational'', ComicBook/BoosterGold and ComicBook/BlueBeetle tried to recruit new members for the JLI, but met with failure at every turn. Eventually, the two suggested that they get Congorilla to join the League in a very derisive "We're really scraping the bottom of the barrel" way. Decades later, Congorilla did actually join the team in the [[BaseBreaker polarizing]] ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'' series.

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* In an old issue of ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational'', ComicBook/BoosterGold and ComicBook/BlueBeetle tried to recruit new members for the JLI, but met with failure at every turn. Eventually, the two suggested that they get Congorilla to join the League in a very derisive "We're really scraping the bottom of the barrel" way. Decades later, Congorilla did actually join the team in the [[BaseBreaker polarizing]] ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'' series.



* During [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsActionComics Grant Morrison's run]] on ''ComicBook/ActionComics'', there was a one-shot issue about an AlternateUniverse version of Superman who literally began life as a comic character. In the story, it's stated that the corporation that owned Superman made him DarkerAndEdgier to [[WereStillRelevantDammit appeal to a modern audience]], thus missing the entire point of the character. Then ''Film/ManOfSteel'' came out the following year, with one of the [[BaseBreaker major complaints]] being that WB had tried too hard to make Superman DarkerAndEdgier, to the point that he [[spoiler: killed General Zod]].

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* During [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsActionComics Grant Morrison's run]] on ''ComicBook/ActionComics'', there was a one-shot issue about an AlternateUniverse version of Superman who literally began life as a comic character. In the story, it's stated that the corporation that owned Superman made him DarkerAndEdgier to [[WereStillRelevantDammit appeal to a modern audience]], thus missing the entire point of the character. Then ''Film/ManOfSteel'' came out the following year, with one of the [[BaseBreaker major complaints]] complaints being that WB had tried too hard to make Superman DarkerAndEdgier, to the point that he [[spoiler: killed General Zod]].
9th Jul '16 10:07:56 AM comicwriter
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* In ''Amazing Fantasy'' #15, the introduction of Franchise/SpiderMan back in 1962, the wrestler Peter defeats is called Hogan...
** When Creator/JohnByrne redid the origin in the late '80s, he deliberately redesigned Crusher Hogan to look like Wrestling/HulkHogan as a result of this.
** TheMovie referenced this by having Macho Man Randy Savage play the wrestler, who was called Bonesaw. Macho Man and Hogan have a long past.

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* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'':
**
In ''Amazing Fantasy'' #15, the introduction of Franchise/SpiderMan Spider-Man back in 1962, the wrestler Peter defeats is called Hogan...
**
Hogan. When Creator/JohnByrne redid the origin in the late '80s, he deliberately redesigned Crusher Hogan to look like Wrestling/HulkHogan as a result of this.
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this. TheMovie later referenced this by having Macho Man Randy Savage play the wrestler, who was called Bonesaw. Macho Man and Hogan have a long past.past.
** 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.
** 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.
** The [[ComicBook/TheCloneSaga Clone Saga]] was originally going to be revealed as the work of Mephisto, but it was decided that [[ComicBook/OneMoreDay it was stupid for Mephisto to get involved with Spider-Man]].
* [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=29%3Aconfounding-comic-covers-index&id=978%3Aa-whole-issue-of-qlois-gets-married&Itemid=32 This]] Superman cover is more funny after Spider-Man's breakup with Mary Jane...
** Look at the first panel of [[http://blog.oregonlive.com/news_impact/2009/01/spideyobamapanel.jpg this]] Spider-Man comic. [[http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/21/obama.oath/index.html Yeah.]]
** 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.
** Creator/JoeQuesada once said the Classic andUltimate Marvel 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.
** Knowing Creator/JoeQuesada, he was, and is, wrong because ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'' was great and didn't feel stale at all.
** And then in 2012 [[FlipFlopOfGod came the]] ''ComicBook/SpiderMen'' [[http://www.comicbookresources.com/prev_img.php?disp=img&pid=1334149387 series]]. Like the above, also well-written and fun.
** As of 2015, Miles is now officially part of the mainstream Marvel Universe alongside Peter.
** In issue #101 of ''[[ComicBook/SpiderMan The Amazing Spider-Man]]'', Peter takes a potion that was intended to remove his powers, but instead gave him two extra pairs of arms. While lamenting his situation, Peter calls himself a "Human Centipede". Forty-seven years later, Peter turned out to actually have it a lot better than the ''other'' [[Film/TheHumanCentipede Human Centipede]].



** An old issue of ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'' had a scene where ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} mentioned that ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} was the exact kind of loose cannon who would never be admitted into ComicBook/TheAvengers. Guess who joined the Avengers back in [[Comicbook/NewAvengers 2005]] and is still a member of the team to this day?

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** An old issue of ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'' had a scene where ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} mentioned that ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} was the exact kind of loose cannon who would never be admitted into ComicBook/TheAvengers. granted Avengers membership. Guess who joined the Avengers back in [[Comicbook/NewAvengers 2005]] and is still a member of remained with the team for close to this day?a decade?



** A major reason Marvel cancelled ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' and relaunched it as ''Comicbook/NewAvengers'' 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 ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' ''The Avengers'' and relaunched it as ''Comicbook/NewAvengers'' ''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...



* 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.
* 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.



* Franchise/SpiderMan's [[ComicBook/TheCloneSaga Clone Saga]] was originally going to be revealed as the work of Mephisto, but it was decided that [[ComicBook/OneMoreDay it was stupid for Mephisto to get involved with Spider-Man]].



* [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=29%3Aconfounding-comic-covers-index&id=978%3Aa-whole-issue-of-qlois-gets-married&Itemid=32 This]] Superman cover is more funny after Spider-Man's breakup with Mary Jane...
* Look at the first panel of [[http://blog.oregonlive.com/news_impact/2009/01/spideyobamapanel.jpg this]] Spider-Man comic. [[http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/21/obama.oath/index.html Yeah.]]



* Creator/JoeQuesada once said the Classic and Ultimate Marvel 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.
** Knowing Creator/JoeQuesada, he was, and is, wrong because ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'' was great and didn't feel stale at all.
** And then in 2012 [[FlipFlopOfGod came the]] ''ComicBook/SpiderMen'' [[http://www.comicbookresources.com/prev_img.php?disp=img&pid=1334149387 series]]. Like the above, also well-written and fun.

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* Creator/JoeQuesada once said the Classic and Ultimate ** The entire reason Marvel universes meeting would be a sign declined to publish ''Comicbook/StarWarsShatteredEmpire'' and gave up the license to Star Wars altogether was 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.
** Knowing Creator/JoeQuesada, he was, and is, wrong because ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'' was great and didn't feel stale at all.
** And then
thought nobody could possibly be interested in 2012 [[FlipFlopOfGod came the]] ''ComicBook/SpiderMen'' [[http://www.comicbookresources.com/prev_img.php?disp=img&pid=1334149387 series]]. Like the above, also well-written and fun.franchise anymore. [[CashCowFranchise Hindsight is always 20/20, huh?]]



* 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 pundits like Lou Dobbs and Glenn Beck.



* In issue #101 of ''[[ComicBook/SpiderMan The Amazing Spider-Man]]'', Peter takes a potion that was intended to remove his powers, but instead gave him two extra pairs of arms. While lamenting his situation, Peter calls himself a "Human Centipede". Forty-seven years later, Peter turned out to actually have it a lot better than the ''other'' [[Film/TheHumanCentipede Human Centipede]].
9th Jul '16 9:56:58 AM comicwriter
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* ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'':
** This cover of [[http://www.comics101.com/archives/comics101/images/2003/nov12/avengers221.jpg Avengers 221]] published in 1982 is amusing when you look at the original lineup for Brian Michael Bendis's Comicbook/NewAvengers published 23 years later.
** Back in ''Avengers'' #151, a news report cited Comicbook/SpiderMan, Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, and [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]] as three solo heroes who had turned down offers to join the team, closing with "Some people just aren't meant for teams, it seems." All three of those characters have since had high profile stints with the team, with Spider-Man and Daredevil joining in the above-mentioned New Avengers era.
** An issue from the 80's had ComicBook/AntMan claiming he and ComicBook/TheWasp had as much chance of beating Absorbing Man and Titania as Creator/StevenSpielberg had of winning an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for his directing. Fast forward to the 90's and the release of ''Film/SchindlersList'' and ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''...
** An old issue of ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'' had a scene where ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} mentioned that ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} was the exact kind of loose cannon who would never be admitted into ComicBook/TheAvengers. Guess who joined the Avengers back in [[Comicbook/NewAvengers 2005]] and is still a member of the team to this day?
** 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.
** 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.
** 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.
** A major reason Marvel cancelled ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' and relaunched it as ''Comicbook/NewAvengers'' 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...



** An old solicit cast doubt on the prospect of the character dying, humorously suggesting that Marvel would never kill off a character who might have a movie deal (this was when it was rumored Deadpool would be getting a spin-off from ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''). When you consider that Marvel has recently been accused of deliberately sabotaging characters whose film rights they do not own (such as the Fantastic Four and X-Men), it becomes easier to come to the conclusion "Yes. Yes they would."

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** An old solicit cast doubt on the prospect of the character dying, humorously suggesting that asking if Marvel would never ever kill off a character who might have a movie deal (this was when it was rumored Deadpool would be getting a spin-off from ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''). When you consider that Marvel has recently been accused of deliberately sabotaging characters whose film rights they do not own (such as the Fantastic Four and X-Men), it becomes easier to come to the conclusion "Yes. Yes they would."



* In the early days of ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'', Thor, in his human guise of Dr. Donald Blake, had a romance with his nurse, Jane Foster. However, he kept the secret of his dual life from her, and Jane, knowing that there was some deep secret that the man she loved refused to tell her, slipped into a crippling depression that took a toll on her physical health. Donald finally snapped her out of it by transforming into Thor at her bedside to prove his love, saving her from "dying of a broken heart". Guess who got to play Jane in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse? [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Natalie Portman]].

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* ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'':
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In the early days of ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'', days, Thor, in his human guise of Dr. Donald Blake, had a romance with his nurse, Jane Foster. However, he kept the secret of his dual life from her, and Jane, knowing that there was some deep secret that the man she loved refused to tell her, slipped into a crippling depression that took a toll on her physical health. Donald finally snapped her out of it by transforming into Thor at her bedside to prove his love, saving her from "dying of a broken heart". Guess who got to play Jane in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse? [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Natalie Portman]].Portman]].
** In one of the first issues of ''[[Comicbook/JourneyIntoMystery Thor]]'' to feature Comicbook/{{Loki}}, Jane remarks that [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Loki must be good]] since [[BeautyEqualsGoodness he's so handsome]]. Especially funny considering all of the modern fangirls insisting that [[DracoInLeatherPants Loki is redeemable]] due in no small part to him being played by the handsome and charming Creator/TomHiddleston. {{Lampshaded}} by the official Marvel Tumblr, which called the issue "the first appearance of Loki, and the first appearance of a Loki fangirl."
** 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. This is rather amusing now that she's actually proven herself worthy of wielding Mjolnir and become the new Thor.



* This cover of [[http://www.comics101.com/archives/comics101/images/2003/nov12/avengers221.jpg Avengers 221]] published in 1982 is amusing when you look at the original lineup for Brian Michael Bendis's Comicbook/NewAvengers published 23 years later.
** Back in ''Avengers'' #151, a news report cited Comicbook/SpiderMan, Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, and [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]] as three solo heroes who had turned down offers to join the team, closing with "Some people just aren't meant for teams, it seems." All three of those characters have since had high profile stints with the team, with Spider-Man and Daredevil joining in the above-mentioned New Avengers era.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk'' cartoon from the 90's had a subplot where Rick Jones became exposed to Gamma Radiation and transformed into a teen Hulk. Marvel eventually introduced a teen Hulk (the above-mentioned Hulking) in ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', while Rick Jones gained a Gamma-powered alter ego in Creator/JephLoeb's ''Hulk'' run.



* An issue of ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' from the 80's had ComicBook/AntMan claiming he and ComicBook/TheWasp had as much chance of beating Absorbing Man and Titania as Creator/StevenSpielberg had of winning an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for his directing. Fast forward to the 90's and the release of ''Film/SchindlersList'' and ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''...



* 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 Miles Morales, 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 Miles Morales, Comicbook/MilesMorales, a black Hispanic who was heavily criticized by real life political pundits like Lou Dobbs and Glenn Beck.



* An old issue of ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'' had a scene where ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} mentioned that ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} was the exact kind of loose cannon who would never be admitted into ComicBook/TheAvengers. Guess who joined the Avengers back in [[Comicbook/NewAvengers 2005]] and is still a member of the team to this day?
** 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* In one of the first issues of ''[[Comicbook/JourneyIntoMystery Thor]]'' to feature Loki, Jane Foster remarks that [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Loki must be good]] since [[BeautyEqualsGoodness he's so handsome]]. Especially funny considering all of the modern fangirls insisting that [[DracoInLeatherPants Loki is redeemable]] due in no small part to him being played by the handsome and charming Creator/TomHiddleston.
** Lampshaded by the official Marvel Tumblr, which called the issue "the first appearance of Loki, and the first appearance of a Loki fangirl."



* A major reason Marvel cancelled ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' and relaunched it as ''Comicbook/NewAvengers'' 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...



** Even more hilarious now that [[http://www.newsarama.com/21624-tom-brevoort-on-the-new-captain-america-this-decision-was-incredibly-easy.html Falcon is indeed going to be the new Captain America]]!

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** Even more hilarious now that [[http://www.newsarama.com/21624-tom-brevoort-on-the-new-captain-america-this-decision-was-incredibly-easy.html Falcon is did indeed going get to be the new Captain America]]!
19th Jun '16 2:43:05 PM gophergiggles
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* In the ''{{MAD}}'' magazine parody of ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'', David Banner [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-a-67spd4xMI/U9DseEQlIzI/AAAAAAAAUSg/QxP1-nbd6LA/s1600/mad+hulk+1979+ferrigno+6.png explains]], "My name is 'Bruce' in the Comic Book version! But the Producers felt it wasn't a masculine enough name for TV!" A voice coming from a television set next to him then announces, "And Jenner wins the Decathlon!! BRUCE is the WORLD'S GREATEST ATHLETE!" The panel added an additional level of irony in 2015 when Bruce Jenner announced that he was {{transgender}} and transitioning to female.

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* ''ComicBook/MadMagazine'':
**
In the ''{{MAD}}'' magazine the parody of ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'', David Banner [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-a-67spd4xMI/U9DseEQlIzI/AAAAAAAAUSg/QxP1-nbd6LA/s1600/mad+hulk+1979+ferrigno+6.png explains]], "My name is 'Bruce' in the Comic Book version! But the Producers felt it wasn't a masculine enough name for TV!" A voice coming from a television set next to him then announces, "And Jenner wins the Decathlon!! BRUCE is the WORLD'S GREATEST ATHLETE!" The panel added an additional level of irony in 2015 when Bruce Jenner announced that he was {{transgender}} and transitioning to female.female.
** ''Al Jaffee'' was truly ''clairvoyant'' with his "''Some MAD Devices For Safer Smoking''" written in 1969. One idea, "The Smoke Simulator", was a cork-tipped Pyrex tube containing small amounts of water which would be inserted into a cigarette. Once the cigarette was lit, the cork at one end of the tube (edible, of course) popped out, and the water inside became steam. When inhaled, the steam would feel just like smoke. Sounds a wee bit like like E-Cigarettes, doesn't it?
15th May '16 8:49:24 PM nombretomado
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* In a 70's issue of ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'', ComicBook/{{Quasar}} jokingly says he didn't know ComicBook/NickFury was black after ComicBook/TheFalcon starts barking orders. Decades later, Fury received a RaceLift in the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe and the MarvelCinematicUniverse, where he is played by Creator/SamuelLJackson.

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* In a 70's issue of ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'', ComicBook/{{Quasar}} jokingly says he didn't know ComicBook/NickFury was black after ComicBook/TheFalcon starts barking orders. Decades later, Fury received a RaceLift in the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe and the MarvelCinematicUniverse, Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, where he is played by Creator/SamuelLJackson.
30th Apr '16 10:27:33 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'', Katie Cook did a short story about an alternate universe where Peter was an 11-year old girl named Penelope Parker.

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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'', Katie Cook did a short story about an at least two alternate universe where Peter was an 11-year old young girl named Penelope Parker.versions of Spider-Man (Penelope Parker and Peni Parker) were both introduced.
30th Apr '16 10:17:41 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'', Katie Cook did a short story about an alternate universe where Peter was an 11-year old girl named Penelope Parker.
29th Apr '16 1:46:46 PM comicwriter
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* In Creator/{{Linkara}}'s review of ''Comicbook/{{Ultimatum}}'', he said that Doom's plan was so stupid and full of [[GambitRoulette uncontrollable variables]] that it had to have been thought up by [[ActuallyADoombot a Doombot]]. A few years later in ''Ultimate FF'', it was indeed revealed that the Doctor Doom seen in ''Ultimatum'' was an impostor wearing Doom's armor.

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* In Creator/{{Linkara}}'s [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]'s review of ''Comicbook/{{Ultimatum}}'', he said that Doom's plan was so stupid and full of [[GambitRoulette uncontrollable variables]] that it had to have been thought up by [[ActuallyADoombot a Doombot]]. A few years later in ''Ultimate FF'', it was indeed revealed that the Doctor Doom seen in ''Ultimatum'' was an impostor wearing Doom's armor.
29th Apr '16 1:45:36 PM comicwriter
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* In Creator/{{Linkara}}'s review of ''Comicbook/{{Ultimatum}}'', he said that Doom's plan was so stupid and full of [[GambitRoulette uncontrollable variables]] that it had to have been thought up by [[ActuallyADoombot a Doombot]]. A few years later in ''Ultimate FF'', it was indeed revealed that the Doctor Doom seen in ''Ultimatum'' was an impostor wearing Doom's armor.
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