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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.
11th Mar '17 8:27:13 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Used partly on ''Film/{{Hancock}}''. Ray was a marketing executive, and in one of Hancock's visits to his house saw a logo Ray made as part of a charity campaign he was doing (with little success). [[spoiler:At the end of the movie, he makes a replica of it ON THE MOON, so everybody could see it.]] It was a good deed between friends rather than actual bussiness but you know Ray would get a lot of business after that.

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* Used partly on ''Film/{{Hancock}}''. Ray was a marketing executive, and in one of Hancock's visits to his house saw a logo Ray made as part of a charity campaign he was doing (with little success). [[spoiler:At the end of the movie, he makes a replica of it ON THE MOON, so everybody could see it.]] It was a good deed between friends rather than actual bussiness business but you know Ray would get a lot of business after that.
20th Aug '16 1:15:09 PM ChronoLegion
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* A variation in ''Literature/{{Corpies}}'', where the titular term is a derogatory name for PEERS (Privately Employed Emergency Response Supers) used by actual licensed Heroes. Unlike Heroes, PEERS are employed by corporations and typically feature logos of their sponsors on their uniforms. They are also not allowed to engage supervillains (except in self-defense) and are limited to rescue and disaster recovery work.

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* A variation in ''Literature/{{Corpies}}'', where the titular term is a derogatory name for PEERS (Privately Employed Emergency Response Supers) used by actual licensed Heroes. Unlike Heroes, PEERS are employed by corporations and typically feature logos of their sponsors on their uniforms. They are also not allowed to engage supervillains (except in self-defense) and are limited to rescue and disaster recovery work. Some PEERS teams work with cops, while others employ Hero liaisons. A liaison's job is to use his or her experience to determine if an emergency is caused by a Super or a [[PowerIncontinence Powered]] and to either keep the team away or confront the Super/Powered, while the team focused on rescue work.
20th Aug '16 1:05:17 PM ChronoLegion
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* A variation in ''Literature/{{Corpies}}'', where the titular term is a derogatory name for PEERS (Privately Employed Emergency Response Supers) used by actual licensed Heroes. Unlike Heroes, PEERS are employed by corporations and typically feature logos of their sponsors on their uniforms. They are also not allowed to engage supervillains (except in self-defense) and are limited to rescue and disaster recovery work.
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31st Jul '16 10:01:25 AM nombretomado
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* 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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* DCComics Creator/DCComics also had Aztek, who was sponsored by [[ComicBook/LexLuthor LexCorp]] so that they could have their own member on the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]].
21st Jun '16 5:16:41 PM nombretomado
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* This is the premise of ''TigerAndBunny''. All superheroes are sponsored by corporations, who seem to serve more of an entertainment and advertising function than actual fighting crime. All of the heroes featured on [=HeroTV=] are genuinely heroic, however, and are in the business at least in part because they want to help people. As such, it's a more idealistic take on the concept than one might expect. Worth noting is that in this case the products aren't {{Bland Name Product}}s but real ProductPlacement from the actual anime's sponsors like Pepsi, and Bandai.

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* This is the premise of ''TigerAndBunny''.''Anime/TigerAndBunny''. All superheroes are sponsored by corporations, who seem to serve more of an entertainment and advertising function than actual fighting crime. All of the heroes featured on [=HeroTV=] are genuinely heroic, however, and are in the business at least in part because they want to help people. As such, it's a more idealistic take on the concept than one might expect. Worth noting is that in this case the products aren't {{Bland Name Product}}s but real ProductPlacement from the actual anime's sponsors like Pepsi, and Bandai.
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