History LampshadeHanging / ComicBooks

26th Oct '16 8:18:03 PM PaulA
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* PeterDavid tells a story about how, while writing a particular issue of ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk'', he handily had Bruce and Betty Banner escape from a damaged Skrull ship just moments before the ship exploded, but forgot to do the same for Rick Jones, whom he had technically just killed in the explosion without meaning to. Rather than rewrite the scene, he had the Banners watch incredulously as Jones floated down to the ground on a parachute. Knowing that the readers will see it for a shuck-and-jive, David then included the lampshading:
-->'''Rick Jones''': Don't look so shocked. I always carry a miniature parachute with me in case I have to jump from an exploding Skrull saucer.
-->'''Bruce Banner''': That's... that's ridiculous.
-->'''Rick Jones''': Why? I needed to, didn't I?

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* PeterDavid Creator/PeterDavid tells a story about how, while writing a particular issue of ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk'', he handily had Bruce and Betty Banner escape from a damaged Skrull ship just moments before the ship exploded, but forgot to do the same for Rick Jones, whom he had technically just killed in the explosion without meaning to. Rather than rewrite the scene, he had the Banners watch incredulously as Jones floated down to the ground on a parachute. Knowing that the readers will see it for a shuck-and-jive, David then included the lampshading:
-->'''Rick Jones''': Don't look so shocked. I always carry a miniature parachute with me in case I have to jump from an exploding Skrull saucer. \n-->'''Bruce \\
'''Bruce
Banner''': That's... that's ridiculous. \n-->'''Rick \\
'''Rick
Jones''': Why? I needed to, didn't I?
28th May '16 9:49:33 AM KeithM
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** Just after the Avengers discover that Skrulls have been infiltrating Earth's superhuman community in the ''Secret Invasion'' CrisisCrossover, Wolverine admits it would explain how and why a famously self-declared loner such as himself was on so many teams at once.
19th May '16 9:05:43 AM Doug86
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* The writers for the ''ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}'' arc "The Other" made a glaring continuity error during the story; in one issue, the villain Morlun broke Mary Jane's arm, but in the next issue her arm is unbroken. After the arc, Creator/JMichaelStraczynski wrote a scene in Amazing Spider-Man, where Peter Parker asked Tony Stark about MJ's arm. Tony provided an elaborate AppliedPhlebotinum explanation (involving injecting a material in MJ's arm that acted like a cast but allowed her full movement of her arm). In the next frame, Peter and Tony appear to be [[BreakingTheFourthWall looking directly at the reader]] with expressions on their faces as if daring the reader to challenge Tony's explanation. The next frame, the scene is forgotten and they return to the main plotline.

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* The writers for the ''ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}'' ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' arc "The Other" made a glaring continuity error during the story; in one issue, the villain Morlun broke Mary Jane's arm, but in the next issue her arm is unbroken. After the arc, Creator/JMichaelStraczynski wrote a scene in Amazing Spider-Man, where Peter Parker asked Tony Stark about MJ's arm. Tony provided an elaborate AppliedPhlebotinum explanation (involving injecting a material in MJ's arm that acted like a cast but allowed her full movement of her arm). In the next frame, Peter and Tony appear to be [[BreakingTheFourthWall looking directly at the reader]] with expressions on their faces as if daring the reader to challenge Tony's explanation. The next frame, the scene is forgotten and they return to the main plotline.



* ''The Amazing SpiderMan #46'': Just as Spider-Man is wondering where to start looking for The Shocker (a vibration based villain) he spots a cop in a police call box reporting strange tremors, causing Peter to say "Boy! if it had happened that easy in a movie, I'd say it was too [[StealthPun phony!]]"

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* ''The Amazing SpiderMan Spider-Man #46'': Just as Spider-Man is wondering where to start looking for The Shocker (a vibration based villain) he spots a cop in a police call box reporting strange tremors, causing Peter to say "Boy! if it had happened that easy in a movie, I'd say it was too [[StealthPun phony!]]"
19th Dec '15 5:24:44 PM nombretomado
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* In Marvel's second ''ComicBook/{{Damage Control}}'' mini-series, which featured SheHulk (who at that time was 100% aware she was in a comic and often did things like making comments on the art or talking directly to her editor) as one of the cast, during a typical Marvel-smashing-empty-buildings fight Damage Control's construction foreman is keeping a count: "That's one ... that's two ... that's three ..." (Building falls down) "I keep telling them - when you break the fourth wall, the whole thing falls down."

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* In Marvel's second ''ComicBook/{{Damage Control}}'' mini-series, which featured SheHulk ComicBook/SheHulk (who at that time was 100% aware she was in a comic and often did things like making comments on the art or talking directly to her editor) as one of the cast, during a typical Marvel-smashing-empty-buildings fight Damage Control's construction foreman is keeping a count: "That's one ... that's two ... that's three ..." (Building falls down) "I keep telling them - when you break the fourth wall, the whole thing falls down."
3rd Nov '15 12:39:42 PM StFan
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* In ''Amazing SpiderMan'' Annual 21, which depicted the wedding of Peter Parker and MJ Watson, J. Jonah Jameson helped finance their wedding reception on behalf of the Daily Bugle. Since Jameson is generally regarded as the biggest tight-wad in comics who isn't [[UncleScrooge an anthropomorphic duck with a Scots accent]], there is a bit of lampshading;
-->'''JJJ''': Eat, drink and be merry, people. The Daily Bugle is proud to be sponsoring this wedding reception. Why, I'd want you to have a good time even if this shindig ''wasn't'' covered by the new tax laws!

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* In ''Amazing SpiderMan'' Annual 21, which depicted the wedding of Peter Parker and MJ Watson, J. Jonah Jameson helped finance their wedding reception on behalf of the Daily Bugle. Since Jameson is generally regarded as the biggest tight-wad in comics who isn't [[UncleScrooge [[ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck an anthropomorphic duck with a Scots accent]], there is a bit of lampshading;
-->'''JJJ''': -->'''JJJ:''' Eat, drink and be merry, people. The Daily Bugle is proud to be sponsoring this wedding reception. Why, I'd want you to have a good time even if this shindig ''wasn't'' covered by the new tax laws!
31st Oct '15 4:14:16 PM nombretomado
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* A ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' comic has TheAtom (along with someone else) shrink down smaller than an atom. The person asks how it's possible for them to survive, seeing as how the air molecules are too large for them to breathe. Atom basically replies, "I don't know. It's better if you don't think about it too much."

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* A ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' comic has TheAtom ComicBook/TheAtom (along with someone else) shrink down smaller than an atom. The person asks how it's possible for them to survive, seeing as how the air molecules are too large for them to breathe. Atom basically replies, "I don't know. It's better if you don't think about it too much."
2nd Aug '15 2:00:46 PM Redmess
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* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', several characters comment on the impossiblity of there being [[ArtisticLicenseGeography headhunters in Africa]], since they [[RunningGag only live in the Amazon]].
18th Jun '15 3:59:16 AM fq
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* In ''The Amazing SpiderMan #46'' Just as Spider-Man is wondering where to start looking for The Shocker (A vibration based villain) He spots a cop in a police call box reporting strange tremors, causing Peter to say.
---> '''Spiderman''' Boy! if it had happened that easy in a movie, I'd say it was too [[StealthPun phony!]]

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* In ''The Amazing SpiderMan #46'' #46'': Just as Spider-Man is wondering where to start looking for The Shocker (A (a vibration based villain) He he spots a cop in a police call box reporting strange tremors, causing Peter to say.
---> '''Spiderman''' Boy!
say "Boy! if it had happened that easy in a movie, I'd say it was too [[StealthPun phony!]]phony!]]"
14th Jun '15 9:27:07 PM nombretomado
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* JossWhedon's final issue of ''Astonishing X-Men'' has one of the characters say something to the effect of, "Your big plan was [[spoiler:to bring back the destroyer of your world from the dead and then shoot the Earth with a giant bullet. Is everyone on the planet a complete idiot?]]"

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* JossWhedon's Creator/JossWhedon's final issue of ''Astonishing X-Men'' has one of the characters say something to the effect of, "Your big plan was [[spoiler:to bring back the destroyer of your world from the dead and then shoot the Earth with a giant bullet. Is everyone on the planet a complete idiot?]]"
13th May '15 6:46:56 PM nombretomado
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* In Franchise/{{Batman}}, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has fluctuated nigh constantly from harmless prankster, to larcenous loon, to homicidal harlequin of hate. GrantMorrison took note and made it part of his canon personality that, well, he doesn't really have a personality. He just reinvents himself every single morning. He first mentioned it in ''Comicbook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'', and revisited the concept throughout his stint that began with ''Batman and Son''.

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* In Franchise/{{Batman}}, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has fluctuated nigh constantly from harmless prankster, to larcenous loon, to homicidal harlequin of hate. GrantMorrison Creator/GrantMorrison took note and made it part of his canon personality that, well, he doesn't really have a personality. He just reinvents himself every single morning. He first mentioned it in ''Comicbook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'', and revisited the concept throughout his stint that began with ''Batman and Son''.
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