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'''Elliot S! Maggin''' was the lead writer of the ''{{Superman}}'' comics during TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks. He also wrote two original Superman novels, ''LastSonOfKrypton'' and ''MiracleMonday'', as well as the {{novelisation}} of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome''. One of his earliest and best-known comic book stories is "Must There Be A Superman?", in which the [[GreenLantern Guardians of the Universe]] take Superman aside and suggest to him that his readiness to help everybody may be doing harm as well as good, by letting people get into a habit of relying on him to do things they could and should do themselves. The idiosyncratic punctuation of his middle initial has its origins in the days when [[EmphasizeEverything comic books habitually used exclamation marks at the end of every sentence]]. After typing out an entire script full of exclamation points replacing periods, he did the same to his own name out of force of habit, and it stuck. ---- !!Works by Elliot S! Maggin with their own trope pages include: * ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' * ''LastSonOfKrypton'' * ''MiracleMonday'' * ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' * ''ComicBook/StarRaiders'' * ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' !!Other works by Elliot S! Maggin provide examples of: * AllThereInTheManual: In the interests of richer characterization, Maggin invented a lot of background details that never made it into the stories -- including some that he'd never have been ''allowed'' to mention explicitly, like what religion each of the main characters was.[[note]]Which included such details as Clark Kent and Superman following different religions -- each, according to Maggin, followed the religion of his parents.[[/note]] * AmbiguouslyJewish: Maggin's backstory for Lex Luthor had him as a non-observant Jew, but he wasn't allowed to be unambiguous about it. * DidTheyOrDidntThey: Lois Lane and Clark Kent, in "Who Took the Super Out of Superman?" * DistantFinale: The prose story "Luthor's Gift," and the comics story, "The Ghost Of Superman Future." * {{Expy}}: Captain Strong, [[{{Popeye}} a sailor who got incredibly strong after eating a green plant and had a skinny girlfriend]]. * HoldingOutForAHero: "Must There Be A Superman?" * KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In spite of being one of the best writers DCComics has ever had, the company's been unusually reticent to collect his {{Superman}} run, or reprint any of his books. Fortunately, [[http://superman.nu/theages/Maggin/maggin.php Superman Through The Ages]] has quite a few issues, as well as most of his books, including [[WhatCouldHaveBeen an unpublished chapter]] from his ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' book. * NobleDemon: LexLuthor. Maggin clearly had a soft spot for Lex and viewed him as a tragic villain who might actually see redemption some day. ----
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'''Elliot S! Maggin''' was the lead writer of the ''{{Superman}}'' comics during TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks. He also wrote two original Superman novels, ''LastSonOfKrypton'' and ''MiracleMonday'', as well as the {{novelisation}} of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome''. One of his earliest and best-known comic book stories is "Must There Be A Superman?", in which the [[GreenLantern Guardians of the Universe]] take Superman aside and suggest to him that his readiness to help everybody may be doing harm as well as good, by letting people get into a habit of relying on him to do things they could and should do themselves. The idiosyncratic punctuation of his middle initial has its origins in the days when [[EmphasizeEverything comic books habitually used exclamation marks at the end of every sentence]]. After typing out an entire script full of exclamation points replacing periods, he did the same to his own name out of force of habit, and it stuck. ---- !!Works by Elliot S! Maggin with their own trope pages include: * ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' * ''LastSonOfKrypton'' * ''MiracleMonday'' * ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' * ''ComicBook/StarRaiders'' * ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' !!Other works by Elliot S! Maggin provide examples of: * AllThereInTheManual: In the interests of richer characterization, Maggin invented a lot of background details that never made it into the stories -- including some that he'd never have been ''allowed'' to mention explicitly, like what religion each of the main characters was.[[note]]Which included such details as Clark Kent and Superman following different religions -- each, according to Maggin, followed the religion of his parents.[[/note]] * AmbiguouslyJewish: Maggin's backstory for Lex Luthor had him as a non-observant Jew, but he wasn't allowed to be unambiguous about it. * DidTheyOrDidntThey: Lois Lane and Clark Kent, in "Who Took the Super Out of Superman?" * DistantFinale: The prose story "Luthor's Gift," and the comics story, "The Ghost Of Superman Future." * {{Expy}}: Captain Strong, [[{{Popeye}} a sailor who got incredibly strong after eating a green plant and had a skinny girlfriend]]. * HoldingOutForAHero: "Must There Be A Superman?" * KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In spite of being one of the best writers DCComics has ever had, the company's been unusually reticent to collect his {{Superman}} run, or reprint any of his books. Fortunately, [[http://superman.nu/theages/Maggin/maggin.php Superman Through The Ages]] has quite a few issues, as well as most of his books, including [[WhatCouldHaveBeen an unpublished chapter]] from his ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' book. * NobleDemon: LexLuthor. Maggin clearly had a soft spot for Lex and viewed him as a tragic villain who might actually see redemption some day. ----[[redirect:Creator/ElliotSMaggin]]
27th Aug '12 12:19:28 AM FELH2
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'''Elliot S! Maggin''' was the lead writer of the ''{{Superman}}'' comics during TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks. He also wrote two original Superman novels, ''LastSonOfKrypton'' and ''MiracleMonday'', as well as the {{novelisation}} of ''KingdomCome''.
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'''Elliot S! Maggin''' was the lead writer of the ''{{Superman}}'' comics during TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks. He also wrote two original Superman novels, ''LastSonOfKrypton'' and ''MiracleMonday'', as well as the {{novelisation}} of ''KingdomCome''. ''ComicBook/KingdomCome''.

* ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''
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* ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''

* AllThereInTheManual: In the interests of richer characterization, Maggin invented a lot of background details that never made it into the stories -- including some that he'd never have been ''allowed'' to mention explicitly, like what religion each of the main characters was.[[hottip:*:Which included such details as Clark Kent and Superman following different religions -- each, according to Maggin, followed the religion of his parents.]]
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* AllThereInTheManual: In the interests of richer characterization, Maggin invented a lot of background details that never made it into the stories -- including some that he'd never have been ''allowed'' to mention explicitly, like what religion each of the main characters was.[[hottip:*:Which [[note]]Which included such details as Clark Kent and Superman following different religions -- each, according to Maggin, followed the religion of his parents.]][[/note]]

* DistantFinale: The prose story "Luthor's Gift," and the comics story, "The Ghost Of Superman Future."
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* DistantFinale: The prose story "Luthor's Gift," and the comics story, "The Ghost Of Superman Future." "

* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In spite of being one of the best writers DCComics has ever had, the company's been unusually reticent to collect his {{Superman}} run, or reprint any of his books. Fortunately, [[http://superman.nu/theages/Maggin/maggin.php Superman Through The Ages]] has quite a few issues, as well as most of his books, including [[WhatCouldHaveBeen an unpublished chapter]] from his ''KingdomCome'' book.
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In spite of being one of the best writers DCComics has ever had, the company's been unusually reticent to collect his {{Superman}} run, or reprint any of his books. Fortunately, [[http://superman.nu/theages/Maggin/maggin.php Superman Through The Ages]] has quite a few issues, as well as most of his books, including [[WhatCouldHaveBeen an unpublished chapter]] from his ''KingdomCome'' ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' book.
23rd Aug '12 11:27:44 AM HelloLamppost
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* DistantFinale: "Luthor's Gift".
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* DistantFinale: The prose story "Luthor's Gift".Gift," and the comics story, "The Ghost Of Superman Future."

* NobleDemon: LexLuthor. Maggin clearly had a soft spot for Lex and viewed him as a tragic villain who might actually see redemption some day.
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* NobleDemon: LexLuthor. Maggin clearly had a soft spot for Lex and viewed him as a tragic villain who might actually see redemption some day.
23rd Aug '12 11:24:21 AM HelloLamppost
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* NobleDemon: Lex Luthor. Maggin clearly had a soft spot for Lex and viewed him as a tragic villain who might actually see redemption some day.
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* NobleDemon: Lex Luthor. LexLuthor. Maggin clearly had a soft spot for Lex and viewed him as a tragic villain who might actually see redemption some day.
23rd Aug '12 11:24:03 AM HelloLamppost
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* NobleDemon: Lex Luthor.
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* NobleDemon: Lex Luthor. Maggin clearly had a soft spot for Lex and viewed him as a tragic villain who might actually see redemption some day.
21st Jun '12 10:46:58 AM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/XMen''
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* ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}''
1st Mar '12 10:58:40 PM TitoMosquito
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In spite of being one of the best writers DCComics has ever had, the company's been unusually reticent to collect his {{Superman}} run, or reprint any of his books. Fortunately, [[http://superman.nu/theages/Maggin/maggin.php Superman Through The Ages]] has quite a few issues, as well as most of his books, including [[WhatCouldHaveBeen an unpublished chapter]] from his KingdomCome book.
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In spite of being one of the best writers DCComics has ever had, the company's been unusually reticent to collect his {{Superman}} run, or reprint any of his books. Fortunately, [[http://superman.nu/theages/Maggin/maggin.php Superman Through The Ages]] has quite a few issues, as well as most of his books, including [[WhatCouldHaveBeen an unpublished chapter]] from his KingdomCome ''KingdomCome'' book.
22nd Dec '11 5:17:56 PM hideyho88
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In spite of being one of the best writers DCComics has ever had, the company's been unusually reticent to collect his {{Superman}} run, or reprint any of his books. Fortunately, [[http://superman.nu/theages/Maggin/maggin.php Superman Through The Ages]] has quite a few issues, as well as most of his books, including [[WhatCoulsHaveBeen an unpublished chapter]] from his KingdomCome book.
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In spite of being one of the best writers DCComics has ever had, the company's been unusually reticent to collect his {{Superman}} run, or reprint any of his books. Fortunately, [[http://superman.nu/theages/Maggin/maggin.php Superman Through The Ages]] has quite a few issues, as well as most of his books, including [[WhatCoulsHaveBeen [[WhatCouldHaveBeen an unpublished chapter]] from his KingdomCome book.
22nd Dec '11 5:16:55 PM hideyho88
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'''Elliot S! Maggin''' was the lead writer of the ''{{Superman}}'' comics during TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks. He also wrote two original Superman novels, ''LastSonOfKrypton'' and ''MiracleMonday'', as well as the novelisation of ''KingdomCome''.
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'''Elliot S! Maggin''' was the lead writer of the ''{{Superman}}'' comics during TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks. He also wrote two original Superman novels, ''LastSonOfKrypton'' and ''MiracleMonday'', as well as the novelisation {{novelisation}} of ''KingdomCome''.

'''Elliot S! Maggin''' was the lead writer of the ''{{Superman}}'' comics during TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks. He also wrote two original Superman novels, ''LastSonOfKrypton'' and ''MiracleMonday'', as well as the novelisation of ''KingdomCome''. * ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''

'''Elliot S! Maggin''' was the lead writer of the ''{{Superman}}'' comics during TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks. He also wrote two original Superman novels, ''LastSonOfKrypton'' and ''MiracleMonday'', as well as the novelisation of ''KingdomCome''. * ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries''

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* {{Expy}}: Captain Strong, [[{{Popeye}} a sailor who got incredibly strong after eating a green plant and had a skinny girlfriend]].

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In spite of being one of the best writers DCComics has ever had, the company's been unusually reticent to collect his {{Superman}} run, or reprint any of his books. Fortunately, [[http://superman.nu/theages/Maggin/maggin.php Superman Through The Ages]] has quite a few issues, as well as most of his books, including [[WhatCoulsHaveBeen an unpublished chapter]] from his KingdomCome book.
26th Nov '11 12:25:22 PM Prfnoff
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* ''StarRaiders''
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* ''StarRaiders'' ''ComicBook/StarRaiders''
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