History IAmNotShazam / ComicBooks

10th Oct '17 6:13:54 PM randomtroper89
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* Alan Moore's ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'':
** The title is thematic and [[LiteraryAllusionTitle poetic]], not literal; there is a team of heroes called the Minutemen and a later, failed attempt to form one called the Crimebusters, but there is no team called the Watchmen.
** [[Film/{{Watchmen}} The movie]] actually does rename the Crimebusters "the Watchmen". However it still applies, since the Crimebusters/Watchmen were a proposed team that never actually formed. The five main characters never make up an organized superhero team. For the most part, they're just independent vigilantes who form some close personal relationships. Nite Owl and Rorschach are the only characters who regularly fight crime as a team.

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* Im Alan Moore's ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'':
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''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', the title is thematic and [[LiteraryAllusionTitle poetic]], not literal; there is a team of heroes called the Minutemen and a later, failed attempt to form one called the Crimebusters, but there is no team called the Watchmen.
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Watchmen.[[Film/{{Watchmen}} The movie]] actually does rename the Crimebusters "the Watchmen". However however it still applies, since the Crimebusters/Watchmen were a proposed team that never actually formed. The five main characters never make up an organized superhero team. For the most part, they're just independent vigilantes who form some close personal relationships. Nite Owl and Rorschach are the only characters who regularly fight crime as a team.
10th Oct '17 6:04:15 PM randomtroper89
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* The title of Alan Moore's ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' is thematic and [[LiteraryAllusionTitle poetic]], not literal; there is a team of heroes called the Minutemen and a later, failed attempt to form one called the Crimebusters, but there is no team called the Watchmen.
** [[Film/{{Watchmen}} The movie]] actually does rename the Crimebusters "the Watchmen", thereby both averting ''and'' exemplifying this trope.
** Though even in the movie, the title is something of a misnomer since the Crimebusters/Watchmen were a proposed team that never actually formed. The five main characters never make up an organized superhero team -- for the most part, they're just independent vigilantes who form some close personal relationships. Nite Owl and Rorschach are the only characters who regularly fight crime as a team.

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* The title of Alan Moore's ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'':
** The title
is thematic and [[LiteraryAllusionTitle poetic]], not literal; there is a team of heroes called the Minutemen and a later, failed attempt to form one called the Crimebusters, but there is no team called the Watchmen.
** [[Film/{{Watchmen}} The movie]] actually does rename the Crimebusters "the Watchmen", thereby both averting ''and'' exemplifying this trope.
** Though even in the movie, the title is something of a misnomer
Watchmen". However it still applies, since the Crimebusters/Watchmen were a proposed team that never actually formed. The five main characters never make up an organized superhero team -- for team. For the most part, they're just independent vigilantes who form some close personal relationships. Nite Owl and Rorschach are the only characters who regularly fight crime as a team.
10th Jun '17 12:04:58 AM TheBigBopper
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* A popular example (and the TropeNamer) is ''{{ComicBook/Shazam}}'', the title used for most works involving Creator/DCComics' Captain Marvel ([[IAmNotShazam pictured on the main page]]). Due to a trademark agreement with Creator/MarvelComics, DC cannot use the character's name for the series title but can for inside the comic itself, so they use his [[ByThePowerOfGreyskull transformation phrase]] instead; this leads to people mistaking the phrase ''for'' his name. This is especially strange, considering he himself has to be careful about using the phrase--"Shazam!" ''always'' summons a bolt of magical lightning whether Billy means to transform or not (or that's the case pre-New 52, anyway).

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* A popular example (and the TropeNamer) is ''{{ComicBook/Shazam}}'', the title used for most works involving Creator/DCComics' Captain Marvel ([[IAmNotShazam pictured on the main page]]).Marvel. Due to a trademark agreement with Creator/MarvelComics, DC cannot use the character's name for the series title but can for inside the comic itself, so they use his [[ByThePowerOfGreyskull transformation phrase]] instead; this leads to people mistaking the phrase ''for'' his name. This is especially strange, considering he himself has to be careful about using the phrase--"Shazam!" ''always'' summons a bolt of magical lightning whether Billy means to transform or not (or that's the case pre-New 52, anyway).
20th Feb '17 10:52:56 PM Anddrix
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* The Franchise/{{Micronauts}} lampshade this in the case of Commander Rann who is supposed to be based on the Space Glider toy from the Mego toyline. In the roll-call artwork on the splash page, he is named as "Space Glider", but never in the actual dialogue. While recounting events from his early life, he actually notes that "Space Glider" is not a name but a rank. Understandably, this was probably done in a move to establish Commander Arcturus Rann as a Marvel created character, thus assuring ownership. Easily done, as his character wasn't too dependent on looking that much like the toy, anyway.

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* The Franchise/{{Micronauts}} ComicBook/{{Micronauts}} lampshade this in the case of Commander Rann who is supposed to be based on the Space Glider toy from the Mego toyline. In the roll-call artwork on the splash page, he is named as "Space Glider", but never in the actual dialogue. While recounting events from his early life, he actually notes that "Space Glider" is not a name but a rank. Understandably, this was probably done in a move to establish Commander Arcturus Rann as a Marvel created character, thus assuring ownership. Easily done, as his character wasn't too dependent on looking that much like the toy, anyway.
25th Oct '16 11:43:17 AM Divra
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* ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'': The main characters are called Johnny Alpha and Wulf Stenhammer, both of whom ''are'' Strontium Dogs. The term "Strontium Dog" is a derogatory term for a [[BountyHunter[=Search/Destroy=] Agent]], the vast majority of whom are humans who have been mutated due exposure to strontium-90 and, as such, are legally prohibited from working in any other profession.

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* ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'': The main characters are called Johnny Alpha and Wulf Stenhammer, both of whom ''are'' Strontium Dogs. The term "Strontium Dog" is a derogatory term for a [[BountyHunter[=Search/Destroy=] [[BountyHunter [=Search/Destroy=] Agent]], the vast majority of whom are humans who have been mutated due exposure to strontium-90 and, as such, are legally prohibited from working in any other profession.
25th Oct '16 11:42:54 AM Divra
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* ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'': The main characters are called Johnny Alpha and Wulf Stenhammer, both of whom ''are'' Strontium Dogs. The term "Strontium Dog" is a derogatory term for a [[BountyHunter[=Search/Destroy=] Agent]], the vast majority of whom are humans who have been mutated due exposure to strontium-90 and, as such, are legally prohibited from working in any other profession.
13th Jul '16 11:37:55 AM ThallianGold
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** Oddly, he does refer to himself as Hitman in his first appearance, saying that [[ThatManIsDead Tommy Monaghan is dead]] after the horrific [[WordOfGod and stupid]] events that empower him. This is quickly forgotten.
31st May '16 1:26:57 AM narm00
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** This is exacerbated in the ''HeroClix'' game, where any of his figures have to have Shazam written where the name is instead of Captain Marvel.

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** This is exacerbated in the ''HeroClix'' ''TabletopGame/HeroClix'' game, where any of his figures have to have Shazam written where the name is instead of Captain Marvel.



*** Recent developments in TheDCU have had Captain Marvel take the (late) wizard Shazam's place, with [=CM3=]/Captain Marvel Jr. being groomed to take the role of TheHero -- with the codename "Shazam".

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*** Recent developments in TheDCU have At one point pre-New 52, events had Captain Marvel take the (late) wizard Shazam's place, with [=CM3=]/Captain Marvel Jr. being groomed to take the role of TheHero -- with the codename "Shazam".



** Captain Marvel has recently had his name changed to "Shazam" in the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, where he was reimagined as a [[DarkerAndEdgier grittier]], more relatable character. He starred in the ''Curse of Shazam!'' miniseries presented as a back-up feature in the main ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]'' book, and has since started to appear in the ''Justice League'' books. As he now needs to specifically channel his willpower (his "intent") while saying "Shazam" for the spell to work, he doesn't have to worry about summoning lightning bolts every time he introduces himself.

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** Captain Marvel has recently had his name changed to "Shazam" Shazam in the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, where he was reimagined as a [[DarkerAndEdgier grittier]], more relatable character. He starred in the ''Curse of Shazam!'' miniseries presented as a back-up feature in the main ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]'' book, and has since started to appear subsequently appeared in the ''Justice League'' books. As he now needs to specifically channel his willpower (his "intent") while saying "Shazam" for the spell to work, he doesn't have to worry about summoning lightning bolts every time he introduces himself.



*** Interestingly, post-N52 AlternateUniverse versions, such as in ''ComicBook/TheMultiversity'' and ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'', still go by Captain Marvel rather than Shazam.



* The star of ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'' is actually called Miyamoto Usagi. The title, which translates to "bodyguard rabbit" is what Usagi does. The series isn't helped by the fact that, during the character's appearances in the first ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' cartoon, he was referred to as ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo.

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* The star of ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'' is actually called Miyamoto Usagi. The title, which translates to "bodyguard rabbit" rabbit", is what Usagi does. The series isn't helped by the fact that, during the character's appearances in the first ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' cartoon, he was referred to as ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo.



** Nico as least seems to consider Runaways the team name, given she used it again recently, and it was capitalized.

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** Nico as at least seems to consider Runaways the team name, given she used it again recently, later, and it was capitalized.



* Technically, the official name of the city is ''Basin City''. SinCity is simply the nickname everyone including the inhabitants of said city call it, so, yeah, this one's OK.

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* Technically, the official name of the city is ''Basin City''. SinCity ComicBook/SinCity is simply the nickname everyone including the inhabitants of said city call it, so, yeah, this one's OK.



* In addition to all of ''TheSimpsons'' examples below, one of the comic books has Homer asking Lisa "[[PrideAndPrejudice which character is Pride and which one is Prejudice]]" while watching TV. This naturally is a perfectly reasonable question to Homer, who is clearly well versed in buddy cop shows and movies like ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'', ''Film/TangoAndCash'', ''Film/TurnerAndHooch'', ''StrokerAndHoop'', etc. The title refers to the defining flaw of each of the two leads which keep them from getting together until the end of the story. So in a sense, he is pride and she is prejudice.

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* In addition to all of ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' examples below, over in Western Animation, one of the comic books has Homer asking Lisa "[[PrideAndPrejudice "[[Literature/PrideAndPrejudice which character is Pride and which one is Prejudice]]" while watching TV. This naturally is a perfectly reasonable question to Homer, who is clearly well versed in buddy cop shows and movies like ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'', ''Film/TangoAndCash'', ''Film/TurnerAndHooch'', ''StrokerAndHoop'', ''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop'', etc. The title refers to the defining flaw of each of the two leads which keep them from getting together until the end of the story. So in a sense, he is pride and she is prejudice.



* ''Comicbook/EnemyAce'' is the title of the DCComics feature starring Hans von Hammer. Von Hammer is never actually referred to by that name (except generically - to the Allies he is of course ''an'' "enemy ace.") His actual RedBaron moniker is "The Hammer of Hell."

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* ''Comicbook/EnemyAce'' is the title of the DCComics Creator/DCComics feature starring Hans von Hammer. Von Hammer is never actually referred to by that name (except generically - to the Allies he is of course ''an'' "enemy ace.") His actual RedBaron moniker is "The Hammer of Hell."



* The ComicBook/BlackPanther villain ''Kiber the Cruel'' is only called Frederick Kiber or just Kiber in the pages of the Panther issues in which he appears. Although he is evil and murderous, none of his victims lives long enough to spread the word of his cruelty, which the usual method in which evil men get such colorful monikers. The origin of this moniker is an issue cover blurb that says "Sinister are the Servants of Kiber the Cruel!". Kiber's entry in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe as well as other publications do list his entry as Kiber the Cruel, however.

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* The ComicBook/BlackPanther villain ''Kiber the Cruel'' is only called Frederick Kiber or just Kiber in the pages of the Panther issues in which he appears. Although he is evil and murderous, none of his victims lives long enough to spread the word of his cruelty, which is the usual method in which evil men get such colorful monikers. The origin of this moniker is an issue cover blurb that says "Sinister are the Servants of Kiber the Cruel!". Kiber's entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe as well as other publications do list his entry as Kiber the Cruel, however.



* The {{Micronauts}} lampshade this in the case of Commander Rann who is supposed to be based on the Space Glider toy from the Mego toyline. In the roll-call artwork on the splash page, he is named as "Space Glider", but never in the actual dialogue. While recounting events from his early life, he actually notes that "Space Glider" is not a name but a rank. Understandably, this was probably done in a move to establish Commander Arcturus Rann as a Marvel created character, thus assuring ownership. Easily done, as his character wasn't too dependent on looking that much like the toy, anyway.

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* The {{Micronauts}} Franchise/{{Micronauts}} lampshade this in the case of Commander Rann who is supposed to be based on the Space Glider toy from the Mego toyline. In the roll-call artwork on the splash page, he is named as "Space Glider", but never in the actual dialogue. While recounting events from his early life, he actually notes that "Space Glider" is not a name but a rank. Understandably, this was probably done in a move to establish Commander Arcturus Rann as a Marvel created character, thus assuring ownership. Easily done, as his character wasn't too dependent on looking that much like the toy, anyway.
29th May '16 9:37:31 AM DarkPhoenix94
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*** Shortly after this it was announced that [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]] would start headlining a new 'ComicBook/CaptainMarVell'' series for Marvel, with a live-action film in the works as well. WordOfGod claims the timing was a complete coincidence though.....

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*** Shortly after this it was announced that [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]] would start headlining a new 'ComicBook/CaptainMarVell'' ''[[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]]'' series for Marvel, with a live-action film in the works as well. WordOfGod claims the timing was a complete coincidence though.....
9th Apr '16 4:08:56 PM Pichu-kun
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* The girls in ''ComicBook/{{Witch}}'' are not witches. If anything they are {{Magical Girl}}s. The title comes from their initials: Will, Irma, Tarnee, Cornelia, and Hay Lin.
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