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21st May '16 4:02:34 PM Doug86
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* Hip-hop group the X-Ecutioners were originally known as the Comics/XMen. Take a wild guess why they had to change it. Their original name is still occasionally referenced in song lyrics, most notably in Music/LinkinPark collaboration "It's Goin' Down."

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* Hip-hop group the X-Ecutioners were originally known as the Comics/XMen.ComicBook/XMen. Take a wild guess why they had to change it. Their original name is still occasionally referenced in song lyrics, most notably in Music/LinkinPark collaboration "It's Goin' Down."
19th May '16 5:13:40 PM erforce
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* Mattycollector.com's 12-inch ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' figures' Proton Packs come equipped with "Shippard valves" (read: "Clippard valves"). WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters toyline avoided this by licensing the ECTO-1 from Cadillac and the Highway Haunter (a yellow Beetle) from Volkswagen; the cars' boxes carried disclaimers.

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* Mattycollector.com's 12-inch ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' figures' Proton Packs come equipped with "Shippard valves" (read: "Clippard valves"). WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' toyline avoided this by licensing the ECTO-1 from Cadillac and the Highway Haunter (a yellow Beetle) from Volkswagen; the cars' boxes carried disclaimers.
18th May '16 4:52:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' features an appearance from Bob, Agent of Hydra, who as his name implies, works for Comicbook/{{Hydra}} in the comics. Howevere, since Hydra is part of the MarvelCinematicUniverse (having appeared in the various ''Captain America'' an ''Avengers'' movies), the movie omitted any reference to Bob being a Hydra agent.

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* ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' features an appearance from Bob, Agent of Hydra, who as his name implies, works for Comicbook/{{Hydra}} in the comics. Howevere, since Hydra is part of the MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (having appeared in the various ''Captain America'' an ''Avengers'' movies), the movie omitted any reference to Bob being a Hydra agent.
15th May '16 3:29:38 AM Doug86
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* The last time that Marvel's ''{{Micronauts}}'' (Commander Rann, Mari, Bug), were referred to as such was in two 1996 issues of ''Cable''. In followup appearances, in ''Captain Marvel'', ''X-Factor'' and ''Universe X'', they are called the "Microns". In the ''Realm of Kings: Son of Hulk'', story arc, they are known as the Enigma Force. Additionally, the team no longer includes Mego toy based characters such as Acroyear, Biotron, and Microtron. Commander Rann's outfit no longer resemble's his Space Glider toy counterpart very much. Fortunately, the term Microverse dates back to ''FantasticFour'' issues from TheSixties. Strangely enough, in the early issues of the original comics, Bug was known as Galactic Warrior in the character roll calls (but never in dialogue), but his design was so unlike his toy counterpart that they could simply drop the Galactic Warrior toy connection.

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* The last time that Marvel's ''{{Micronauts}}'' (Commander Rann, Mari, Bug), were referred to as such was in two 1996 issues of ''Cable''. In followup appearances, in ''Captain Marvel'', ''X-Factor'' and ''Universe X'', they are called the "Microns". In the ''Realm of Kings: Son of Hulk'', story arc, they are known as the Enigma Force. Additionally, the team no longer includes Mego toy based characters such as Acroyear, Biotron, and Microtron. Commander Rann's outfit no longer resemble's his Space Glider toy counterpart very much. Fortunately, the term Microverse dates back to ''FantasticFour'' ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' issues from TheSixties. Strangely enough, in the early issues of the original comics, Bug was known as Galactic Warrior in the character roll calls (but never in dialogue), but his design was so unlike his toy counterpart that they could simply drop the Galactic Warrior toy connection.
30th Apr '16 11:08:40 AM avon
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* The last time that Marvel's ''{{Micronauts}}'' (Commander Rann, Mari, Bug), were referred to as such was in two 1996 issues of ''Cable''. In followup appearances, in ''Captain Marvel'', ''X-Factor'' and ''Universe X'', they are called the "Microns". In the ''Realm of Kings: Son of Hulk'', story arc, they are known as the Enigma Force. Additionally, the team no longer includes Mego toy based characters such as Acroyear, Biotron, and Microtron. Commander Rann's outfit no longer resemble's his Space Glider toy counterpart very much. Fortunately, the term Microverse dates back to ''FantasticFour'' issues from TheSixties. Strangely enough, in the early issues of the original comics, Bug was known as Galactic Warrior in the character roll calls (but never in dialogue), but his design was so unlike his toy counterpart that they could simply drop the Galactic Warrior toy connection.


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* The IronMaiden song ''To Tame A Land'' (from the Piece of Mind Album) was based on Frank Herbert's ''{{Dune}}''. The band has told the story of how Frank Herbert (or his agent) gave them a less than warm response when they said they wanted to name one of their tracks after his book as well as including an excerpt. The answer was: "Frank Herbert doesn't like rock groups. Especially not hard rock, and especially not groups like Iron Maiden". The song still includes some thinly disguised references to Mau'dib and Arrakis.
21st Apr '16 6:23:10 AM LondonKdS
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* One episode of ''Series/BabylonFive'' introduced a sinister Earth government black ops organisation called "Bureau 13", who were intended to play a long-term role in the human-based plot. Unfortunately, the idea immediately had to be dropped due to legal threats from the makers of a [[TheMenInBlack Men In Black]]-based RPG of the same title.
15th Apr '16 2:01:47 AM LondonKdS
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* In ''ComicBook/JackStaff'', Paul Grist's legal settlement with the copyright owners of the old British supervillain the Spider (who Grist had written into the comic in the mistaken assumption that he was public domain) primarily involved a promise never to refer to the character as "the Spider" again, but only by the civilian pseudonym Grist had already give him of "[[SignificantAnagram Alfred Chinard]]".
18th Mar '16 5:50:39 PM Stealth
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* FanFilm ''Film/DirtyLaundry'' never explicitly states who its main character is, but TheReveal at the end makes it patently clear that we've been watching ComicBook/ThePunisher in action the entire time, as if the gruesome vigilante justice didn't give it away already. It's even stars Creator/ThomasJane, the same actor who played Frank Castle back in ''Film/ThePunisher2004'' (that, and it was his idea and he bankrolled it). They don't show Frank with a gun as is typical of his appearances, but he does sneak in a line that is all but a dead giveaway.

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* FanFilm ''Film/DirtyLaundry'' never explicitly states who its main character is, but TheReveal at the end makes it patently clear that we've been watching ComicBook/ThePunisher in action the entire time, as if the [[VigilanteMan gruesome vigilante justice justice]] didn't give it away already. It's It even stars Creator/ThomasJane, the same actor who played Frank Castle back in ''Film/ThePunisher2004'' (that, and it was his idea and he bankrolled it). They don't show Frank with a gun as is typical of his appearances, but he does sneak in a line that is all but a dead giveaway.
18th Mar '16 5:44:59 PM Stealth
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* FanFilm ''Film/DirtyLaundry'' never explicitly states who its main character is, but TheReveal at the end makes it patently clear that we've been watching ComicBook/ThePunisher in action the entire time, as if the gruesome vigilante justice didn't give it away already. It's even played by Creator/ThomasJane, the same actor who played Frank Castle back in ''Film/ThePunisher2004''. They don't show Frank with a gun as is typical of his appearances, but he does sneak in a line that is all but a dead giveaway.

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* FanFilm ''Film/DirtyLaundry'' never explicitly states who its main character is, but TheReveal at the end makes it patently clear that we've been watching ComicBook/ThePunisher in action the entire time, as if the gruesome vigilante justice didn't give it away already. It's even played by stars Creator/ThomasJane, the same actor who played Frank Castle back in ''Film/ThePunisher2004''.''Film/ThePunisher2004'' (that, and it was his idea and he bankrolled it). They don't show Frank with a gun as is typical of his appearances, but he does sneak in a line that is all but a dead giveaway.
18th Mar '16 5:43:59 PM Stealth
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* FanFilm ''Film/DirtyLaundry'' never explicitly states who its main character is, but TheReveal at the end makes it patently clear that we've been watching ComicBook/ThePunisher in action the entire time, as if the gruesome vigilante justice didn't give it away already. It's even played by Creator/ThomasJane, the same actor who played Frank Castle back in ''Film/ThePunisher2004''. They don't show Frank with a gun as is typical of his appearances, but he does sneak in a line that is all but a dead giveaway.
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