History Narm / ComicBooks

14th May '16 4:07:15 AM Doug86
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* This odd [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth-wall-breaking]] moment from [[http://bullyscomics.blogspot.com/2008/09/my-enemy-my-narrator.html an early issue]] of Creator/ChrisClaremont's ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', back [[OldShame before he really found his voice]]:

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* This odd [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth-wall-breaking]] moment from [[http://bullyscomics.blogspot.com/2008/09/my-enemy-my-narrator.html an early issue]] of Creator/ChrisClaremont's ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', ''Comicbook/XMen'', back [[OldShame before he really found his voice]]:



** Also from ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, there's the [[ReligionOfEvil Church Of Humanity]], which convinces Nightcrawler that he's a priest; it plans to install him as Pope and then fake a Rapture ([[ArtisticLicenseReligion which is not part of Catholicism]]) by having people eat Communion wafers that contain a disintegrator. Then Kurt's holoprojector was to fail at a convenient time to convince the world that an openly mutant Pope is the Antichrist. [[GambitRoulette This will bring down the Catholic Church, and so people will be forced to join the Church of Humanity and hate mutants]]; clearly, there are only two religions, and atheism isn't an option, and the destruction of the Church and mutants will bring down Western civilization. All this because the main villain... was a nun who was raped by a priest. The plan failed because poor Kurt couldn't control his [[AllMenArePerverts sexual urges]], which is remarked upon [[FanDisservice several times]]. Oh, and there are [[AsTheGoodBookSays Bible quotes]][[note]]out of context, of course[[/note]] scattered throughout the book along with dialogue like "[[BuffySpeak healing thingie]]".

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** Also from ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, ComicBook/XMen, there's the [[ReligionOfEvil Church Of Humanity]], which convinces Nightcrawler that he's a priest; it plans to install him as Pope and then fake a Rapture ([[ArtisticLicenseReligion which is not part of Catholicism]]) by having people eat Communion wafers that contain a disintegrator. Then Kurt's holoprojector was to fail at a convenient time to convince the world that an openly mutant Pope is the Antichrist. [[GambitRoulette This will bring down the Catholic Church, and so people will be forced to join the Church of Humanity and hate mutants]]; clearly, there are only two religions, and atheism isn't an option, and the destruction of the Church and mutants will bring down Western civilization. All this because the main villain... was a nun who was raped by a priest. The plan failed because poor Kurt couldn't control his [[AllMenArePerverts sexual urges]], which is remarked upon [[FanDisservice several times]]. Oh, and there are [[AsTheGoodBookSays Bible quotes]][[note]]out of context, of course[[/note]] scattered throughout the book along with dialogue like "[[BuffySpeak healing thingie]]".
1st Apr '16 2:05:23 PM ObsidianFire
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* You know you've reached impressive levels of Narm when the people ''making'' the comic refuse to include a panel because it keeps making them laugh. In ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', [[spoiler:ComicBook/BoosterGold]] was going to die, but the authors were GenreSavvy and realized that ''nobody'' who had experience with comics would [[DeathIsCheap believe he was dead]]. So, they figured out an obvious solution: ''Show the body.'' They also had to make sure it was clearly a corpse; otherwise, "he's just in a coma" would be tossed around right away. They had him bisected and falling to the ground in two bloody chunks. Unfortunately, seeing the two pieces drop to the ground was found amusing; the trade paperbacks came with commentary from the creators, along with a few preliminary sketches, and the authors revealed that the separate panels of one part of the body falling, followed by another panel showing the rest of the body falling, could not be taken seriously, and the supposedly [[DespairEventHorizon horrific and disturbing death of a major character]] was instead ridiculous. They took out the original panel and re-wrote it, salvaging the scene.

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* You know you've reached impressive levels of Narm when the people ''making'' the comic refuse to include a panel because it keeps making them laugh. In ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', [[spoiler:ComicBook/BoosterGold]] was going to die, but the authors were GenreSavvy smart and realized that ''nobody'' who had experience with comics would [[DeathIsCheap believe he was dead]]. So, they figured out an obvious solution: ''Show the body.'' They also had to make sure it was clearly a corpse; otherwise, "he's just in a coma" would be tossed around right away. They had him bisected and falling to the ground in two bloody chunks. Unfortunately, seeing the two pieces drop to the ground was found amusing; the trade paperbacks came with commentary from the creators, along with a few preliminary sketches, and the authors revealed that the separate panels of one part of the body falling, followed by another panel showing the rest of the body falling, could not be taken seriously, and the supposedly [[DespairEventHorizon horrific and disturbing death of a major character]] was instead ridiculous. They took out the original panel and re-wrote it, salvaging the scene.
16th Feb '16 4:16:24 PM Dere
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* ''ComicBook/TarotWitchOfTheBlackRose'', in a story about the evils of corpse collagen, offered up this gem: "YOUR VAGINA IS HAUNTED!"
23rd Dec '15 8:43:01 PM Tork
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** "I'm [[ComicBook/TheAtom Ray Palmer]]. [[DarkerAndEdgier WELCOME TO PAIN.]]"
11th Dec '15 9:16:35 AM galaxyeyes
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* Harry's reaction to being shot in the leg in the third issue of ''ComicBook/ResidentAlien''? "nyaaagh".

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* Harry's reaction to being shot in the leg in the third issue of ''ComicBook/ResidentAlien''? "nyaaagh"."''nyaaagh''".
11th Dec '15 9:08:09 AM galaxyeyes
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* The Norwegian translation of ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' falls into this sometimes by first showcasing [[ArcVillain Dark Mother]] with her English name in this Italian comic, only to for translating it to 'Mørkemor' for the rest of the comics. What really makes this narmy is while it's correct by all means (mørke meaning dark- and mor meaning mother) is that mor is also sometimes for fun put at the end at young girl names (kinda like a rarer and [[{{Understatement}} weirder]] [[JapaneseHonorifics chan]]). Like for example Lisemor, Saramor, etc. So she doesn't sound like a threat at all, doesn't help that so far that arc along with the 2 before it had sorta been a long BreatherEpisode.

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* The Norwegian translation of ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' falls into this sometimes by first showcasing [[ArcVillain Dark Mother]] with her English name in this Italian comic, only to for translating it to 'Mørkemor' for the rest of the comics. What really makes this narmy is while it's correct by all means (mørke meaning dark- and mor meaning mother) is that mor is also sometimes for fun put at the end at young girl names (kinda like a rarer and [[{{Understatement}} weirder]] [[JapaneseHonorifics chan]]). Like for example Lisemor, Saramor, etc. So she doesn't sound like a threat at all, all; doesn't help that so far that arc along with the 2 before it had sorta been a long BreatherEpisode.


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* Harry's reaction to being shot in the leg in the third issue of ''ComicBook/ResidentAlien''? "nyaaagh".
11th Dec '15 8:39:19 AM galaxyeyes
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** After a while, the ''constant'' repetition of how old twelve-year-old Dick Grayson, age twelve, born twelve years ago, is can get highly amusing.

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** After a while, the ''constant'' repetition of how old twelve-year-old Dick Grayson, Grayson is, age twelve, born twelve years ago, is can get highly amusing.
7th Dec '15 9:39:39 AM HighCrate
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!!General:

* Many things operating under the GrandfatherClause can count for uninitiated readers. For instance, [[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} the Marvels']] transformation phrase. Sure, it's cool and dramatic; and it works for readers familiar with it. But in the end, they're shouting 'Shazam!' at the top of their lungs.[[note]]''Especially'' funny to those who have encountered ''Series/GomerPyleUSMC'' prior to discovering the Marvels.[[/note]]
* In the [=70s=] and early [=80s=], Hostess ran ads in comics featuring comic book characters foiling crime with fruit pies and Twinkies. Most often, this took the form of [[DeliciousFruitPies distracting them from crime by throwing snacks at them]]. Perhaps the height of this is Comicbook/CaptainAmerica versus the ComicBook/RedSkull: "Your cosmic cube refuses to obey you, because it's enjoying the '''Hostess Twinkies'''."
** Parodied [[http://www.elanrodgertrinidad.com/illo/watchmen_final_web.jpg here]].
* UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks in the early-to-mid '90s. The "cheap heat" generated by Creator/RobLiefeld and the [[FollowTheLeader artists that tried to capitalize on Image Comics' popularity and style]] led to a lot of comics with cringe-inducing characters, with designs and [[DarkAgeOfSuperNames names]] to boot.
18th Nov '15 7:24:32 AM Astfgl407
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* {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} has a rather notorious (and memetic) tendency to [[http://i878.photobucket.com/albums/ab348/reigun/darkseid_couch.jpg chill o]][[https://readrant.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/couch-got-an-empty-spot-with-your-name-on-it-girl.jpg n couches]] whenever he comes to Earth. Try imagining an ancient EldritchAbomination said to be the living embodiment of evil relaxing on your couch and try not to burst out laughing.

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* {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} has a rather notorious (and memetic) tendency to [[http://i878.photobucket.com/albums/ab348/reigun/darkseid_couch.jpg chill o]][[https://readrant.on]][[https://readrant.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/couch-got-an-empty-spot-with-your-name-on-it-girl.jpg n couches]] whenever he comes to Earth. Try imagining an ancient EldritchAbomination said to be the living embodiment of evil relaxing on your couch and try not to burst out laughing.
10th Nov '15 12:54:57 PM StFan
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* ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise: When Gorlam Prime disintegrates at a molecular level, Jhiaxus declares his victory and makes an epic VillainExitStageLeft through the destruction and Monstructor climbs onto the ship and straddles it like a kiddie ride. The result is a combination of funny and adorable.

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* ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise: ''ComicBook/TheTransformersRobotsInDisguise'': When Gorlam Prime disintegrates at a molecular level, Jhiaxus declares his victory and makes an epic VillainExitStageLeft through the destruction and Monstructor climbs onto the ship and straddles it like a kiddie ride. The result is a combination of funny and adorable.
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