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17th Mar '16 8:47:18 AM woodwardiocom
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* Marvel again: The series ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}'' introduced Comicbook/JessicaJones, who had a backstory of being a C- or D-list superhero before retiring as a private detective. As with Cable, she's now treated as if she was active back in UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks -- and indeed [[Comicbook/SpiderMan Peter Parker's]] high school classmate in UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks.[[note]]According to {{Retcon}}, her first appearance is in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #4, as a random student appearing in one panel.[[/note]] Interestingly, the original plan was to have ''Alias'' feature an existing heroine, Comicbook/SpiderWoman.

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* Marvel again: The series ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}'' introduced Comicbook/JessicaJones, who had a backstory of being a C- or D-list superhero before retiring as a private detective. As with Cable, she's now treated as if she was active back in UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks -- and indeed [[Comicbook/SpiderMan Peter Parker's]] high school classmate in UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks.[[note]]According to {{Retcon}}, her first appearance is in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #4, as a random student appearing in one panel.[[/note]] Interestingly, the original plan was to have ''Alias'' feature an existing heroine, Comicbook/SpiderWoman.[[/note]]
5th Mar '16 7:54:29 PM nombretomado
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** Similar to the Red Circle examples below, Creator/EdBrubaker's ''Comicbook/SecretAvengers'' run established that the Prince of Orphans had been one of CaptainAmerica's allies during WorldWar2.

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** Similar to the Red Circle examples below, Creator/EdBrubaker's ''Comicbook/SecretAvengers'' run established that the Prince of Orphans had been one of CaptainAmerica's ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's allies during WorldWar2.
8th Feb '16 8:50:29 PM StrixObscuro
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* FrankMiller's ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}: Man Without Fear'' mini-series established that during one of his first vigilante outings, Matt had accidentally killed a teenage prostitute by knocking her out of a window. The later 1997 ''Daredevil / {{Deadpool}} Annual'' {{Retconned}} the girl into being a young Typhoid Mary, who had actually survived the fall and developed a SplitPersonality as a result.
* Similarly, the very first issue of ''Marvel Team-Up'' had a scene where Spider-Man saved a young woman from being mugged on Christmas Eve. A much later issue by ChrisClaremont established that the woman was actually Misty Knight.
* Years after DC gained the characters Judomaster and Tiger thanks to a buy-out of CharltonComics, the two were retconned into being members of the ComicBook/AllStarSquadron, despite never actually appearing in that series.

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* FrankMiller's Creator/FrankMiller's ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}: Man Without Fear'' mini-series established that during one of his first vigilante outings, Matt had accidentally killed a teenage prostitute by knocking her out of a window. The later 1997 ''Daredevil / {{Deadpool}} ''Daredevil[=/=]{{Deadpool}} Annual'' {{Retconned}} the girl into being a young Typhoid Mary, who had actually survived the fall and developed a SplitPersonality as a result.
* Similarly, the very first issue of ''Marvel Team-Up'' had a scene where Spider-Man saved a young woman from being mugged on Christmas Eve. A much later issue by ChrisClaremont Creator/ChrisClaremont established that the woman was actually Misty Knight.
* Years after DC gained the characters Judomaster and Tiger thanks to a buy-out of CharltonComics, Creator/CharltonComics, the two were retconned into being members of the ComicBook/AllStarSquadron, despite never actually appearing in that series.



* ValiantComics's Rai is a title passed down to several characters powered by the Blood of Heroes, with the current Rai existing in 41st century.

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* ValiantComics's Creator/ValiantComics's Rai is a title passed down to several characters powered by the Blood of Heroes, with the current Rai existing in 41st century.


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* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' has pulled this a few times:
** The original miniseries was predicated upon the notion that Los Angeles had, since the 1980s, been ruled by a secret cabal made up of seven families. The explanation for why they had never previously been mentioned is that everyone else was too afraid of them.
** The first issue of the second series introduced the Excavator, the never-before-mentioned teenaged son of Wrecking Crew member Shoveler.
** The "Dead-End Kids" arc revolves around a lost generation of "Wonders" who were active in the early 20th century, several decades before any of Marvel's known heroes, including a witch who was Nico's ancestor, an even more dogmatic precursor to ComicBook/ThePunisher, and a cannibalistic gangster who may have been connected to ComicBook/TheKingpin.
** The last arc of the third series revealed that Chase had an uncle who he had long believed dead. Apparently, because of his MultipleChoicePast, he'd completely forgot about him.
** ''ComicBook/{{Daken}}: Dark Wolverine'' revealed that there was, in fact, an ''eighth'' member of the Pride, the HumanoidAbomination Marcus Roston, but he was kicked out after the Steins caught him literally hovering over Chase's bed while he slept.
** In ''ComicBook/AForce'', Nico is revealed to have a whole bunch of surviving relatives in Japan; it's explained that she'd never previously sought them out because they'd disowned her branch of the family.
8th Feb '16 7:48:32 PM PaulA
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* The novelization of the 1984 movie ''TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension'' presents itself as merely the latest in a long series of "Buckaroo Banzai" books, and makes [[ContinuityNod frequent reference]] to the titles and events of the alleged previous volumes, such as ''Bastardy Proved a Spur''.

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* The novelization of the 1984 movie ''TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension'' ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension'' presents itself as merely the latest in a long series of "Buckaroo Banzai" books, and makes [[ContinuityNod frequent reference]] to the titles and events of the alleged previous volumes, such as ''Bastardy Proved a Spur''.
20th Jan '16 9:42:01 PM jormis29
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* Creator/AlanMoore's first issue of ''{{Supreme}}'' was a tribute to the many versions of the character who had been published since his first appearance in the 1930s, all of which Moore had just made, save the Grim [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] Supreme Creator/RobLiefeld had originally created.

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* Creator/AlanMoore's first issue of ''{{Supreme}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Supreme}}'' was a tribute to the many versions of the character who had been published since his first appearance in the 1930s, all of which Moore had just made, save the Grim [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] Supreme Creator/RobLiefeld had originally created.
12th Jan '16 6:37:53 PM comicwriter
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** From the 90's onward, it's been canon that during {{World War 2}}, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica had encountered and fought alongside a past Black Panther (who DependingOnTheWriter, was either T'Challa's father, or his grandfather). During their very first meeting back in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, Cap made no such mention of having ever encountered another Black Panther, and indeed it was very clear that he had never set foot in Wakanda before that point.

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** From the 90's onward, it's been canon that during {{World War 2}}, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica had encountered and fought alongside a past Black Panther (who DependingOnTheWriter, was either T'Challa's father, father or his grandfather). During their very first meeting back in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, Cap made no such mention of having ever encountered another Black Panther, and indeed it was very clear that he had never set foot in Wakanda before that point. Creator/{{Christopher Priest|Comics}} justified it a bit by having Cap claim that the mission where he met the previous Black Panther was classified, and thus he was forbidden to speak of it.
25th Dec '15 6:57:18 PM nombretomado
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* Marvel again: The series ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}'' introduced Comicbook/JessicaJones, who had a backstory of being a C- or D-list superhero before retiring as a private detective. As with Cable, she's now treated as if she was active back in UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks -- and indeed [[Comicbook/SpiderMan Peter Parker's]] high school classmate in TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks.[[note]]According to {{Retcon}}, her first appearance is in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #4, as a random student appearing in one panel.[[/note]] Interestingly, the original plan was to have ''Alias'' feature an existing heroine, Comicbook/SpiderWoman.

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* Marvel again: The series ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}'' introduced Comicbook/JessicaJones, who had a backstory of being a C- or D-list superhero before retiring as a private detective. As with Cable, she's now treated as if she was active back in UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks -- and indeed [[Comicbook/SpiderMan Peter Parker's]] high school classmate in TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks.UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks.[[note]]According to {{Retcon}}, her first appearance is in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #4, as a random student appearing in one panel.[[/note]] Interestingly, the original plan was to have ''Alias'' feature an existing heroine, Comicbook/SpiderWoman.



** From the 90's onward, it's been canon that during {{World War 2}}, CaptainAmerica had encountered and fought alongside a past Black Panther (who DependingOnTheWriter, was either T'Challa's father, or his grandfather). During their very first meeting back in the SilverAge, Cap made no such mention of having ever encountered another Black Panther, and indeed it was very clear that he had never set foot in Wakanda before that point.

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** From the 90's onward, it's been canon that during {{World War 2}}, CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica had encountered and fought alongside a past Black Panther (who DependingOnTheWriter, was either T'Challa's father, or his grandfather). During their very first meeting back in the SilverAge, UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, Cap made no such mention of having ever encountered another Black Panther, and indeed it was very clear that he had never set foot in Wakanda before that point.



* The Creator/ImageComics character ComicBook/{{Shadowhawk}} named himself after UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} Shadow-Hawk, a parody of SilverAge Franchise/{{Batman}}, whose [[KidSidekick teenaged son]] Squirrel would [[FaceHeelTurn go on to become]] Shadowhawk's EvilCounterpart, Hawk's Shadow. Eventually it would be revealed that there was a line of Shadowhawks going back to AncientEgypt.

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* The Creator/ImageComics character ComicBook/{{Shadowhawk}} named himself after UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} Shadow-Hawk, a parody of SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Franchise/{{Batman}}, whose [[KidSidekick teenaged son]] Squirrel would [[FaceHeelTurn go on to become]] Shadowhawk's EvilCounterpart, Hawk's Shadow. Eventually it would be revealed that there was a line of Shadowhawks going back to AncientEgypt.
14th Nov '15 4:01:40 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/AlanMoore's first issue of ''{{Supreme}}'' was a tribute to the many versions of the character who had been published since his first appearance in the 1930s, all of which Moore had just made, save the Grim [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] Supreme RobLiefeld had originally created.

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* Creator/AlanMoore's first issue of ''{{Supreme}}'' was a tribute to the many versions of the character who had been published since his first appearance in the 1930s, all of which Moore had just made, save the Grim [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] Supreme RobLiefeld Creator/RobLiefeld had originally created.
7th Nov '15 5:59:11 PM nombretomado
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* The Golden Age heroine Golden Girl was retconned into being the aunt of the Hulk foe [[RedHulk Thunderbolt Ross]], based pretty much entirely on the fact that they happened to have the same last name.

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* The Golden Age heroine Golden Girl was retconned into being the aunt of the Hulk foe [[RedHulk [[ComicBook/RedHulk Thunderbolt Ross]], based pretty much entirely on the fact that they happened to have the same last name.
3rd Nov '15 3:20:42 PM nombretomado
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** The ''Comicbook/NewAvengers'' tie-in to ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'' revolved around Fongji Wu, a female, [[SignificantGreenEyedRedHead mixed-race]] Iron Fist that had managed to harness the [[DarkPhoenixSaga Phoenix Force]] long before Jean Grey was even born.

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** The ''Comicbook/NewAvengers'' tie-in to ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'' revolved around Fongji Wu, a female, [[SignificantGreenEyedRedHead mixed-race]] Iron Fist that had managed to harness the [[DarkPhoenixSaga [[ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga Phoenix Force]] long before Jean Grey was even born.
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