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28th May '18 6:55:51 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''ComicBook/TheRedTen'', the titular ten are a corporate-backed {{expy}} of the Justice League.
* Both [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] and [[ReconstructedTrope Reconstructed]] in Creator/GeorgePerez's run on ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' - one of Diana's most... ''distinctive'' supporting characters was Myndi Mayer, a brassy, loud-mouthed publicist who turned Wonder Woman into a celebrity and merchandising juggernaut shortly after her debut in Man's World. Diana was rarely ''directly'' involved in said merchandising or its proceeds, but she did (reluctantly) give Myndi's company exclusive rights to her superhero name and emblem. While her image took a blow, the money also went to support plenty of worthy causes, especially feminist ones, meaning that Diana was achieving alot more than she could've sans her help [[TearJerker Unfortunately, Myndi would end up dying from what was to believed to be gunshots, only for it to be revealed that she overdosed because of her cocaine addiction. The entire thing was a painful wake-up call to Diana, who was still pretty naive to the world.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/TheRedTen'', the titular ten are Alliance is a corporate-backed {{expy}} of the Justice League.
* Both [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] and [[ReconstructedTrope Reconstructed]] in Creator/GeorgePerez's run on ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' - one of Diana's most... ''distinctive'' supporting characters was Myndi Mayer, a brassy, loud-mouthed publicist who turned Wonder Woman into a celebrity and merchandising juggernaut shortly after her debut in Man's World. Diana was rarely ''directly'' involved in said merchandising or its proceeds, but she did (reluctantly) give Myndi's company exclusive rights to her superhero name and emblem. While her image took a blow, the money also went to support plenty of worthy causes, especially feminist ones, meaning that Diana was achieving alot a lot more than she could've sans her help [[TearJerker Unfortunately, Myndi would end up dying from what was to believed to be gunshots, only for it to be revealed that she overdosed because of her cocaine addiction. The entire thing was a painful wake-up call to Diana, who was still pretty naive to the world.]]
21st Apr '18 3:08:21 PM DVB
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* Both [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] and [[ReconstructedTrope Reconstructed]] in Creator/GeorgePerez's run on ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' - one of Diana's most... ''distinctive'' supporting characters was Myndi Mayer, a brassy, loud-mouthed publicist who turned Wonder Woman into a celebrity and merchandising juggernaut shortly after her debut in Man's World. Diana was rarely ''directly'' involved in said merchandising or its proceeds, but she did (reluctantly) give Myndi's company exclusive rights to her superhero name and emblem. While her image took a blow, the money also went to support plenty of worthy causes, especially feminist ones, meaning that Diana was achieving alot more than she could've sans her help [[Tearjerker Unfortunately, Myndi would end up dying from what was to believed to be gunshots, only for it to be revealed that she overdosed and said shooter shot a corpse, a tragedy that would impact Diana a fair bit.]]

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* Both [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] and [[ReconstructedTrope Reconstructed]] in Creator/GeorgePerez's run on ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' - one of Diana's most... ''distinctive'' supporting characters was Myndi Mayer, a brassy, loud-mouthed publicist who turned Wonder Woman into a celebrity and merchandising juggernaut shortly after her debut in Man's World. Diana was rarely ''directly'' involved in said merchandising or its proceeds, but she did (reluctantly) give Myndi's company exclusive rights to her superhero name and emblem. While her image took a blow, the money also went to support plenty of worthy causes, especially feminist ones, meaning that Diana was achieving alot more than she could've sans her help [[Tearjerker [[TearJerker Unfortunately, Myndi would end up dying from what was to believed to be gunshots, only for it to be revealed that she overdosed and said shooter shot because of her cocaine addiction. The entire thing was a corpse, a tragedy that would impact Diana a fair bit.painful wake-up call to Diana, who was still pretty naive to the world.]]
21st Apr '18 3:06:57 PM DVB
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* Both [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] and [[ReconstructedTrope Reconstructed]] in Creator/GeorgePerez's run on ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' - one of Diana's most... ''distinctive'' supporting characters was Myndi Mayer, a brassy, loud-mouthed publicist who turned Wonder Woman into a celebrity and merchandising juggernaut shortly after her debut in Man's World. Diana was rarely ''directly'' involved in said merchandising or its proceeds, but she did (reluctantly) give Myndi's company exclusive rights to her superhero name and emblem, which cheapened her image to an extent but also raised a lot of money for charities and feminist causes.

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* Both [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] and [[ReconstructedTrope Reconstructed]] in Creator/GeorgePerez's run on ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' - one of Diana's most... ''distinctive'' supporting characters was Myndi Mayer, a brassy, loud-mouthed publicist who turned Wonder Woman into a celebrity and merchandising juggernaut shortly after her debut in Man's World. Diana was rarely ''directly'' involved in said merchandising or its proceeds, but she did (reluctantly) give Myndi's company exclusive rights to her superhero name and emblem, which cheapened emblem. While her image to an extent but also raised took a lot of blow, the money for charities and also went to support plenty of worthy causes, especially feminist causes.ones, meaning that Diana was achieving alot more than she could've sans her help [[Tearjerker Unfortunately, Myndi would end up dying from what was to believed to be gunshots, only for it to be revealed that she overdosed and said shooter shot a corpse, a tragedy that would impact Diana a fair bit.]]
1st Apr '18 10:03:13 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* Both [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] and [[ReconstructedTrope Reconstructed]] in Creator/GeorgePerez's run on ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' - one of Diana's most... ''distinctive'' supporting characters was Myndi Mayer, a brassy, loud-mouthed publicist who turned Wonder Woman into a celebrity and merchandising juggernaut shortly after her debut in Man's World. Diana was rarely ''directly'' involved in said merchandising or its proceeds, but she did (reluctantly) give Myndi's company exclusive rights to her superhero name and emblem, which cheapened her image to an extent but also raised a lot of money for charities and feminist causes.
7th Dec '17 6:38:41 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' Pulse, the media, sports, and BioAugmentation MegaCorp; funds agents known as Beacons who have some sort of show or sport or other spectator event, and then spend their downtime fighting crime or something. They're supposed to inspire the populace (and encourage future Pulse athletes) and make the corporation look good. Though it's also possible Pulse funds villains to give them someone to fight.
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13th Aug '17 11:12:09 AM wheelofdawn
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* Explored in ''Webcomic/EvilPlan'' where the US government runs on a "hero economy" that sells merchandise and licensing of the heroes. In Chapter 17 after Amazingman is paralyzed he is taken in and given a cybernetic spine which he is charged crippling debt levels to repay and told that he must work off his debt within The Company by promoting his brand and selling his hero status for the profit of The Company.
26th Jun '17 6:40:50 AM Doug86
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* Various stories of the ''Fanfic/CoreLine'' SharedUniverse focus on a superhero team called "The Champions", which are funded and geared by a MegaCorp called "Stingray Industries" (with The Champions being (on the books) a sub-division of its security teams focused on dealing with super humans). The short story "''Fanfic/CorelineATaleOfTwoMaris''" has the Commander of the Champions' Indianapolis Division discuss that two other superhero groups of the setting (the Avengers Infinity and the Justice League Unlimited) are also arguably "corporate-sponsored", being mostly funded and geared by fellow Mega-Corporations [[ComicBook/IronMan Stark Industries]] and [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} Wayne Enterprises]] and having a history of dealing with issues with said sponsors (Avengers teams having done missions that (unknown to them at the time) were in the interest of Stark Industries and Justice League members having had to deal with Alternates of Bruce Wayne/Batman that went too far with their paranoia)... which, frankly, makes their looking down at The Champions because of their corporate roots a bit hypocritical, to say the least.

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* Various stories of the ''Fanfic/CoreLine'' SharedUniverse focus on a superhero team called "The Champions", which are funded and geared by a MegaCorp called "Stingray Industries" (with The Champions being (on the books) a sub-division of its security teams focused on dealing with super humans). The short story "''Fanfic/CorelineATaleOfTwoMaris''" has the Commander of the Champions' Indianapolis Division discuss that two other superhero groups of the setting (the Avengers Infinity and the Justice League Unlimited) are also arguably "corporate-sponsored", being mostly funded and geared by fellow Mega-Corporations [[ComicBook/IronMan Stark Industries]] and [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Wayne Enterprises]] and having a history of dealing with issues with said sponsors (Avengers teams having done missions that (unknown to them at the time) were in the interest of Stark Industries and Justice League members having had to deal with Alternates of Bruce Wayne/Batman that went too far with their paranoia)... which, frankly, makes their looking down at The Champions because of their corporate roots a bit hypocritical, to say the least.
19th Apr '17 2:00:32 AM kome360
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** So they got the intern to do it.
--> Morbo says new job at Justice League is tireless job for tired old worker. Try [Insert Product Name Here] [Insert Slogan Here].
11th Mar '17 8:50:12 PM StrixObscuro
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** [=LexCorp=] also sponsored one iteration of ''ComicBook/InfinityIncorporated''.

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** [=LexCorp=] also sponsored one iteration of ''ComicBook/InfinityIncorporated''.''ComicBook/InfinityInc''.
11th Mar '17 8:49:10 PM StrixObscuro
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* Creator/DCComics also had Aztek, who was sponsored by [[ComicBook/LexLuthor LexCorp]] so that they could have their own member on the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]].

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* Creator/DCComics also had Aztek, who was sponsored by [[ComicBook/LexLuthor LexCorp]] so that they could have their own member on the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]].[[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]].
** [=LexCorp=] also sponsored one iteration of ''ComicBook/InfinityIncorporated''.


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* The Marvel Universe's version of the Greek gods have a front company called the Olympus Group that bails them out when they have problems with mortal authorities, which would thus technically make ComicBook/{{Hercules}} and ComicBook/{{Ares}} corporate-sponsored heroes.
* In ''ComicBook/TheRedTen'', the titular ten are a corporate-backed {{expy}} of the Justice League.
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