History Literature / SimplyWeird

28th Dec '15 12:21:07 PM Anddrix
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* {{Expy}}: Some of the characters published by WCI are Expies of other comic book characters. This includes Dr. Mapleleaf (aka Byrnes Johnson) who is an expy of both [[DoctorDoom Doctor Doom]] and comic book artist [[JohnByrne John Byrne]]. Tommy Tedson is an expy of [[ArchieComics Archie Andrews]]. The Grey Apparition is an expy for Will Eisnerís ComicBook/TheSpirit and his later stories printed by WCI is intended as Webbís parody of [[FrankMiller Frank Miller]]ís [[Film/TheSpirit movie version]] of the character.
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* {{Expy}}: Some of the characters published by WCI are Expies of other comic book characters. This includes Dr. Mapleleaf (aka Byrnes Johnson) who is an expy of both [[DoctorDoom Doctor Doom]] Doom and comic book artist [[JohnByrne John Byrne]]. Tommy Tedson is an expy of [[ArchieComics Archie Andrews]]. The Grey Apparition is an expy for Will Eisnerís ComicBook/TheSpirit and his later stories printed by WCI is intended as Webbís parody of [[FrankMiller Frank Miller]]ís [[Film/TheSpirit movie version]] of the character.
8th Sep '15 6:47:02 PM Prfnoff
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''Simply Weird: The (fake) History of Weird Comics Incorporated, A (fake) Comic Book Company'' is author William Robert Webb IIIís love letter to comics. Itís about the varied history of WCI or Weird Comics Incorporated, a comic book company that Webb made up. It chronicles the lives of the Winecrest family who run the company from its inception during the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age of Comics]] until the end of the company in 2007. The book covers several pivotal events in comic book history and has shown how those events affect the company (and the lives of those who work there). Overall itís a humorous look at comics through its various ages. Compare it to Steve Aylettís book ''Lint'', a satirical mock biography of a fictional Science Fiction writer. Webb has cited Lint as an influence on Simply Weird along with ''[[TheAmazingAdventuresOfKavalierAndClay The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay]]'' and several nonfiction books detailing various aspects of the history of comics.
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''Simply Weird: The (fake) History of Weird Comics Incorporated, A (fake) Comic Book Company'' is author William Robert Webb IIIís love letter to comics. Itís about the varied history of WCI or Weird Comics Incorporated, a comic book company that Webb made up. It chronicles the lives of the Winecrest family who run the company from its inception during the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age of Comics]] until the end of the company in 2007. The book covers several pivotal events in comic book history and has shown how those events affect the company (and the lives of those who work there). Overall itís a humorous look at comics through its various ages. Compare it to Steve Aylettís book ''Lint'', a satirical mock biography of a fictional Science Fiction writer. Webb has cited Lint as an influence on Simply Weird along with ''[[TheAmazingAdventuresOfKavalierAndClay ''[[Literature/TheAmazingAdventuresOfKavalierAndClay The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay]]'' and several nonfiction books detailing various aspects of the history of comics.
12th May '15 3:37:52 PM nombretomado
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''Simply Weird: The (fake) History of Weird Comics Incorporated, A (fake) Comic Book Company'' is author William Robert Webb IIIís love letter to comics. Itís about the varied history of WCI or Weird Comics Incorporated, a comic book company that Webb made up. It chronicles the lives of the Winecrest family who run the company from its inception during the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age of Comics]] until the end of the company in 2007. The book covers several pivotal events in comic book history and has shown how those events affect the company (and the lives of those who work there). Overall itís a humorous look at comics through its various ages. Compare it to Steve Aylettís book ''Lint'', a satirical mock biography of a fictional Science Fiction writer. Webb has cited Lint as an influence on Simply Weird along with ''[[TheAmazingAdventuresOfKavalierAndClay The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay]]'' and several nonfiction books detailing various aspects of the history of comics.
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''Simply Weird: The (fake) History of Weird Comics Incorporated, A (fake) Comic Book Company'' is author William Robert Webb IIIís love letter to comics. Itís about the varied history of WCI or Weird Comics Incorporated, a comic book company that Webb made up. It chronicles the lives of the Winecrest family who run the company from its inception during the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age of Comics]] until the end of the company in 2007. The book covers several pivotal events in comic book history and has shown how those events affect the company (and the lives of those who work there). Overall itís a humorous look at comics through its various ages. Compare it to Steve Aylettís book ''Lint'', a satirical mock biography of a fictional Science Fiction writer. Webb has cited Lint as an influence on Simply Weird along with ''[[TheAmazingAdventuresOfKavalierAndClay The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay]]'' and several nonfiction books detailing various aspects of the history of comics.
3rd Oct '14 8:25:19 AM DaibhidC
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Simply Weird: The (fake) History of Weird Comics Incorporated, A (fake) Comic Book Company is author William Robert Webb IIIís love letter to comics. Itís about the varied history of WCI or Weird Comics Incorporated a comic book company that Webb made up. It chronicles the lives of the Winecrest family who run the company from its inception during the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age of Comics]] until the end of the company in 2007. The book covers several pivotal events in comic book history and has shown how those events affect the company (and the lives of those who work there). Overall itís a humorous look at comics through its various ages. Compare it to Steve Aylettís book Lint, a satirical mock biography of a fictional Science Fiction writer. Webb has cited Lint as an influence on Simply Weird along with [[TheAmazingAdventuresOfKavalierAndClay The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay]] and several nonfiction books detailing various aspects of the history of comics.
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Simply ''Simply Weird: The (fake) History of Weird Comics Incorporated, A (fake) Comic Book Company Company'' is author William Robert Webb IIIís love letter to comics. Itís about the varied history of WCI or Weird Comics Incorporated Incorporated, a comic book company that Webb made up. It chronicles the lives of the Winecrest family who run the company from its inception during the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age of Comics]] until the end of the company in 2007. The book covers several pivotal events in comic book history and has shown how those events affect the company (and the lives of those who work there). Overall itís a humorous look at comics through its various ages. Compare it to Steve Aylettís book Lint, ''Lint'', a satirical mock biography of a fictional Science Fiction writer. Webb has cited Lint as an influence on Simply Weird along with [[TheAmazingAdventuresOfKavalierAndClay ''[[TheAmazingAdventuresOfKavalierAndClay The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay]] Clay]]'' and several nonfiction books detailing various aspects of the history of comics.
6th Mar '14 7:19:35 PM SilverWebSurfer
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Simply Weird: The (fake) History of Weird Comics Incorporated, A (fake) Comic Book Company is author William Robert Webb IIIís love letter to comics. Itís about the varied history of WCI or Weird Comics Incorporated a comic book company that Webb made up. It chronicles the lives of the Winecrest family who run the company from its inception in during the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age of Comics]] until the end of the company in 2007. The book covers several pivotal events in comic book history and has shown how those events affect the company (and the lives of those who work there). Overall itís a humorous look at comics through its various ages. Compare it to Steve Aylettís book Lint, a satirical mock biography of a fictional Science Fiction writer. Webb has cited Lint as an influence on Simply Weird along with [[TheAmazingAdventuresOfKavalierAndClay The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay]] and several nonfiction books detailing various aspects of the history of comics.
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Simply Weird: The (fake) History of Weird Comics Incorporated, A (fake) Comic Book Company is author William Robert Webb IIIís love letter to comics. Itís about the varied history of WCI or Weird Comics Incorporated a comic book company that Webb made up. It chronicles the lives of the Winecrest family who run the company from its inception in during the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age of Comics]] until the end of the company in 2007. The book covers several pivotal events in comic book history and has shown how those events affect the company (and the lives of those who work there). Overall itís a humorous look at comics through its various ages. Compare it to Steve Aylettís book Lint, a satirical mock biography of a fictional Science Fiction writer. Webb has cited Lint as an influence on Simply Weird along with [[TheAmazingAdventuresOfKavalierAndClay The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay]] and several nonfiction books detailing various aspects of the history of comics.
2nd Oct '13 9:15:41 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: Some of the characters published by WCI are Expies of other comic book characters. This includes Dr. Mapleleaf (aka Byrnes Johnson) who is an expy of both [[DoctorDoom Doctor Doom]] and comic book artist [[JohnByrne John Byrne]]. Tommy Tedson is an expy of [[ArchieComics Archie Andrews]]. The Grey Apparition is an expy for Will Eisnerís [[TheSpirit The Spirit]] and his later stories printed by WCI is intended as Webbís parody of [[FrankMiller Frank Miller]]ís [[Film/TheSpirit movie version]] of the character.
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* {{Expy}}: Some of the characters published by WCI are Expies of other comic book characters. This includes Dr. Mapleleaf (aka Byrnes Johnson) who is an expy of both [[DoctorDoom Doctor Doom]] and comic book artist [[JohnByrne John Byrne]]. Tommy Tedson is an expy of [[ArchieComics Archie Andrews]]. The Grey Apparition is an expy for Will Eisnerís [[TheSpirit The Spirit]] ComicBook/TheSpirit and his later stories printed by WCI is intended as Webbís parody of [[FrankMiller Frank Miller]]ís [[Film/TheSpirit movie version]] of the character.
5th Jun '13 4:01:10 PM SilverWebSurfer
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* ShownTheirWork: Some of the information present about Fredrick Wertham would count. Facts such as Wetham not being a fan of the comic book code (he wanted a ratings system for comics instead) and that Wertham testified in defense of Albert Fish along with mention of Wertham's early aupport of the Civil Right Movement are mentioned in the book. The inclusion of these facts in the book would indicate some research into Wertham was done. While these are not exactly obscure facts they are still not widely known by everyone either. It shows that some serious research was done despite the fact the book doesnít take itself too seriously. * SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: The book is mostly humorous and then you here about some of the deaths (including one by [[spoiler: lung cancer]]) of creators and car accidents. On top of that some of the comics described can range from humorous to extremely dark and twisted.
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* ShownTheirWork: Some of the information present about Fredrick Wertham would count. Facts such as Wetham not being a fan of the comic book code (he wanted a ratings system for comics instead) and that Wertham testified in defense of Albert Fish along with mention of Wertham's early aupport support of the Civil Right Rights Movement are mentioned in the book. The inclusion of these facts in the book would indicate some research into Wertham was done. While these are not exactly obscure facts they are still not widely known by everyone either. It shows that some serious research was done despite the fact the book doesnít take itself too seriously. * SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: The book is mostly humorous and then you here hear about some of the deaths (including one by [[spoiler: lung cancer]]) of creators and car accidents. On top of that some of the comics described can range from humorous to extremely dark and twisted.
25th Oct '12 7:53:35 PM SilverWebSurfer
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* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: There is a disclaimer to this effect at the beginning of the book. Its basically meant to be a joke see as the title already says the history present in the book is fake.
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* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: There is a disclaimer to this effect at the beginning of the book. Its basically meant to be a joke see as the title already says the history present in the book is fake.
16th Oct '12 9:04:00 AM SilverWebSurfer
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* StylisticSuck: Some of the rough designs shown in the book that were drawn by the writers of the various comics published by WCI fit this. It is especially true of the drawings of Alvina the Robot and Captain Saltire. Really the only exception is the cover done by Ian Campbell which looks very professional in comparison to the interior illustrations.
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* StylisticSuck: Some of the rough designs shown in the book that were drawn by the writers of the various comics published by WCI fit this. It is especially true of the drawings of Alvina the Robot and Captain Saltire. Really the only exception is the cover done by Ian Campbell which looks very is of professional in comparison quality even when not compared to the interior illustrations.
16th Oct '12 9:01:58 AM SilverWebSurfer
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* ShownTheirWork: Some of the information present about Fredrick Wertham would count. Facts such as Wetham not being a fan of the comic book code (he wanted a ratings system for comics instead) and that Wertham testified in defense of Albert Fish would indicate that some research into Wertham was done. While not exactly obscure facts not everyone knows those things either. It indicates that some serious research was done despite the fact the book doesnít take itself too seriously.
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* ShownTheirWork: Some of the information present about Fredrick Wertham would count. Facts such as Wetham not being a fan of the comic book code (he wanted a ratings system for comics instead) and that Wertham testified in defense of Albert Fish Fish along with mention of Wertham's early aupport of the Civil Right Movement are mentioned in the book. The inclusion of these facts in the book would indicate that some research into Wertham was done. While these are not exactly obscure facts they are still not widely known by everyone knows those things either. It indicates shows that some serious research was done despite the fact the book doesnít take itself too seriously.
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