History MindScrew / ComicBooks

6th Nov '17 9:02:29 PM crashkey
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* The ''ComicBook/DoomPatrol'' were originally billed as the "World's Strangest Heroes!" back in the 60s. They treated their superpowers like disabilities and frequently fought strange enemies, but with the original comic being so old, [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny it might seem rather normal nowadays]]. This is not a problem, though, as in the late 80s, the aforementioned Grant Morrison took over the recently-launched SoOkayItsAverage revival with the intention of making it weird like the original. What he ended up writing was something far ''weirder'', and the result is a SurrealHorror story in which the Doom Patrol fights numerous metaphysical fights with HumanoidAbomination[=s=] and [[OrderVersusChaos the forces of law]], with relatively little focus on action. While Morrison's run is the most infamous by far, its SpiritualSuccessor[=s=], the runs of Rachel Pollack and Gerard Way, are similarly experimental and bizarre.

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* The ''ComicBook/DoomPatrol'' were originally billed as the "World's Strangest Heroes!" back in the 60s. They treated their superpowers like disabilities and frequently fought strange enemies, but with the original comic being so old, [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny it might seem rather normal nowadays]]. This is not a problem, though, as in the late 80s, the aforementioned Grant Morrison took over the recently-launched SoOkayItsAverage revival with the intention of making it weird like the original. What he ended up writing was something far ''weirder'', and the result is a SurrealHorror story in which the Doom Patrol fights engages in numerous metaphysical fights with HumanoidAbomination[=s=] and [[OrderVersusChaos the forces of law]], with relatively little focus on action. While Morrison's run is the most infamous by far, its SpiritualSuccessor[=s=], the runs of Rachel Pollack and Gerard Way, are similarly experimental and bizarre.
6th Nov '17 9:01:59 PM crashkey
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* The ''ComicBook/DoomPatrol'' were originally billed as the "World's Strangest Heroes!" back in the 60s. They treated their superpowers like disabilities and frequently fought strange enemies, but with the original comic being so old, [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny it might seem rather normal nowadays]]. This is not a problem, though, as in the late 80s, the aforementioned Grant Morrison took over the recently-launched SoOkayItsAverage revival with the intention of making it weird like the original. What he ended up writing was something far ''weirder'', and the result is a SurrealHorror story in which the Doom Patrol fights numerous metaphysical fights with HumanoidAbomination[=s=] and [[OrderVersusChaos the forces of law]], with relatively little focus on action. While Morrison's run is the most infamous by far, its SpiritualSuccessor[=s=], the runs of Rachel Pollack and Gerard Way, are similarly experimental and bizarre.
19th Sep '17 3:21:03 AM Doug86
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* ''Most'' of the stories Creator/GrantMorrison writes. Notable exceptions include his [[JusticeLeagueofAmerica JLA]] run, ''ComicBook/{{We3}}'', and ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'', which are comparatively straightforward. For a perfect example of this trope however, see ComicBook/FinalCrisis. ''All'' of it.

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* ''Most'' of the stories Creator/GrantMorrison writes. Notable exceptions include his [[JusticeLeagueofAmerica [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueofAmerica JLA]] run, ''ComicBook/{{We3}}'', and ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'', which are comparatively straightforward. For a perfect example of this trope however, see ComicBook/FinalCrisis. ''All'' of it.
14th Apr '17 9:41:04 AM Silverblade2
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** If you thought ''The Killing Joke'' was mind-screwy, then you're never going to make it out of ''[[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Batman: R.I.P.]]'' with your sense of reason intact. Batman having a whole separate personality triggered by an arbitrary gibberish phrase that's a ShoutOut to a Silver age Batman comic ('Robin Dies At Dawn!'), SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker cutting his own tongue in half with a razor and having no lips and being almost unintelligible because of it, Dr. Hurt potentially being a demon or the devil (your interpretation WILL vary)... Yeah, ''Killing Joke'' is a cakewalk compared to that storyline. Then again, Grant Morrison wrote it, and while he ''is'' considered one of the better Batman authors, his work, as mentioned above, can be ''very'' mindscrewtastic.

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** If you thought ''The Killing Joke'' was mind-screwy, then you're never going to make it out of ''[[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Batman: R.I.P.]]'' with your sense of reason intact. Batman having a whole separate personality triggered by an arbitrary gibberish phrase that's a ShoutOut to a Silver age Batman comic ('Robin Dies At Dawn!'), SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker cutting his own tongue in half with a razor and having no lips and being almost unintelligible because of it, Dr. Hurt potentially being a demon or the devil (your interpretation WILL vary)... Yeah, ''Killing Joke'' is a cakewalk compared to that storyline. Then again, Grant Morrison wrote it, and while he ''is'' considered one of the better Batman authors, his work, as mentioned above, can be ''very'' mindscrewtastic.
13th Mar '16 11:45:36 AM 7disney7
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* ''ComicBook/{{Marville}}'': Long-debunked scientific hypotheses. Parodies that don't make sense. Wolverine as the first human. Dinosaurs speaking Hebrew. Random switching from parody to serious philosophy and back again.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Marville}}'': Long-debunked scientific hypotheses. Parodies that don't make sense. Wolverine as the first human. Dinosaurs speaking Hebrew. Random switching from parody to serious philosophy and back again. Given that the philosophy is so silly and the comedy is so poor trying to tell which part is which is liable to make your head hurt.



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25th Dec '15 8:04:45 AM Misiael
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* ''ComicBook/{{Rork}}'': What you expect with massive KudzuPlot, [[TimeTravel Time Travels]], (TimeyWimeyBall included), [[DimensionalTraveler Dimensional Travelers]], SchizoTech, and [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] all around? This comics is like [[UpToElefen whole new level]] Mind-screwiness.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Rork}}'': What you expect with massive KudzuPlot, [[TimeTravel Time Travels]], (TimeyWimeyBall included), [[DimensionalTraveler Dimensional Travelers]], SchizoTech, and [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] all around? This comics is like [[UpToElefen [[Main/UpToEleven whole new level]] Mind-screwiness.
25th Dec '15 8:03:55 AM Misiael
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* ''ComicBook/{{Rork}}'': What you expect with massive KudzuPlot, [[TimeTravel Time Travels]], (TimeyWimeyBall included), [[DimensionalTraveler Dimensional Travelers]], SchizoTech, and [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] all around? This comics is like [[UptoElefen whole new level]] Mind-screwiness.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Rork}}'': What you expect with massive KudzuPlot, [[TimeTravel Time Travels]], (TimeyWimeyBall included), [[DimensionalTraveler Dimensional Travelers]], SchizoTech, and [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] all around? This comics is like [[UptoElefen [[UpToElefen whole new level]] Mind-screwiness.
25th Dec '15 8:03:36 AM Misiael
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* ''ComicBook/{{Rork}}'': What you expect with massive KudzuPlot, [[TimeTravel Time Travels]], (TimeyWimeyBall included), [[DimensionalTraveler Dimensional Travelers]], SchizoTech, and [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] all around?

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* ''ComicBook/{{Rork}}'': What you expect with massive KudzuPlot, [[TimeTravel Time Travels]], (TimeyWimeyBall included), [[DimensionalTraveler Dimensional Travelers]], SchizoTech, and [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] all around?around? This comics is like [[UptoElefen whole new level]] Mind-screwiness.
25th Dec '15 8:02:36 AM Misiael
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* ''ComicBook/{{Rork}}'': What you expect with massive KudzuPlot, [[TimeTravel Time Travels]], (TimeyWimeyBall included), [[DimensionalTraveler DimensionalTravelers]], SchizoTech, and [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] all around?

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* ''ComicBook/{{Rork}}'': What you expect with massive KudzuPlot, [[TimeTravel Time Travels]], (TimeyWimeyBall included), [[DimensionalTraveler DimensionalTravelers]], Dimensional Travelers]], SchizoTech, and [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] all around?
25th Dec '15 8:02:10 AM Misiael
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* ComicBook/{{Rork}}: What you expect with massive KudzuPlot, {{TimeTravel}}s, (TimeyWimeyBall included), {{DimensionalTraveler}}s, SchizoTech, and {{EldritchAbomination}}s all around?

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* ComicBook/{{Rork}}: ''ComicBook/{{Rork}}'': What you expect with massive KudzuPlot, {{TimeTravel}}s, [[TimeTravel Time Travels]], (TimeyWimeyBall included), {{DimensionalTraveler}}s, [[DimensionalTraveler DimensionalTravelers]], SchizoTech, and {{EldritchAbomination}}s [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] all around?
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