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25th Aug '16 1:34:41 PM The_Nemesis
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* The Joker's signature weapon, Joker Venom, debuted in the very first Batman story, published June 1940. It's often believed to be the modern western origin of the idea of a poison that causes its victims to DieLaughing. However, 3 months before Batman's debut, Radio/TheShadow aired an episode called "The Laughing Corpse" that featured a killer who poisoned his victims with a toxin that caused their muscles to contract their face into a grotesque smile and convulsions that made the subject appear to be laughing themselves to death. Of course, this isn't the first time that The Shadow informed some aspect of Batman's creation.
13th Aug '16 9:13:25 PM kensu
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* The decline in superhero comic books sales dates to the 90s, or possibly the late 80s at the earliest, right? Wrong, the sales figures of superhero comics have been in a steady decline since the early 1960s, with the Silver Age titles selling significantly fewer issues than the Golden Age titles. It was this decline, much more than the 1971 revision of the Comics Code, which lead to sudden reappearance of mainstream horror comics.
11th Aug '16 8:00:49 AM Verum
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* The Franchise/{{Batman}} villain, Scarecrow, didn't create the Fear Gas, it was originally created by [[https://ultraboy8888.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/detective-46-hugo-stranges-fear-gas/ Hugo Strange]].

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* The Franchise/{{Batman}} villain, Scarecrow, didn't create the Fear Gas, it was originally created by [[https://ultraboy8888.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/detective-46-hugo-stranges-fear-gas/ Hugo Hugo]] [[http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/Hefmeister/Misc%20Scans/hugo19.jpg Strange]].
11th Aug '16 7:41:06 AM Verum
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* The Franchise/{{Batman}} villain, Scarecrow, didn't create the Fear Gas, it was originally created by [[https://ultraboy8888.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/detective-46-hugo-stranges-fear-gas/ Hugo Strange]].
7th Aug '16 10:09:17 AM nombretomado
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*** DC, which published a few stories of the original Hugo Danner (as did Marvel), gave Danner a son named "Iron" Munroe who filled in for [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Superman in the {{Retcon}} patchwork that TheDCU's UsefulNotes/WorldWarII history became ComicBook/PostCrisis, when many of the formerly Golden Age heroes were given new, recent origins. Now, the adventures that happened to Superman DuringTheWar, mostly happened to Munroe instead.

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*** DC, which published a few stories of the original Hugo Danner (as did Marvel), gave Danner a son named "Iron" Munroe who filled in for [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Superman in the {{Retcon}} patchwork that TheDCU's Franchise/TheDCU's UsefulNotes/WorldWarII history became ComicBook/PostCrisis, when many of the formerly Golden Age heroes were given new, recent origins. Now, the adventures that happened to Superman DuringTheWar, mostly happened to Munroe instead.
1st Aug '16 6:28:12 AM Doug86
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* ''ComicBook/AlphaFlight'' was launched by great fanfare with a major selling feature being it was the first major superhero title featuring Canadian characters. In fact, ''CaptainCanuck'' had been running for a number of years by that point, and the Alpha Flight character Guardian bore more than a passing cosmetic resemblance to the Captain (Guardian was introduced in 1978, but Captain Canuck had debuted in 1975).

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* ''ComicBook/AlphaFlight'' was launched by great fanfare with a major selling feature being it was the first major superhero title featuring Canadian characters. In fact, ''CaptainCanuck'' ''ComicBook/CaptainCanuck'' had been running for a number of years by that point, and the Alpha Flight character Guardian bore more than a passing cosmetic resemblance to the Captain (Guardian was introduced in 1978, but Captain Canuck had debuted in 1975).
31st Jul '16 3:48:54 PM nombretomado
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* Speaking of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', [[http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/s/shjack.htm this]] dates back to '''1837''', predating ''DetectiveComics #27'' by ''more than a century.''

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* Speaking of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', [[http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/s/shjack.htm this]] dates back to '''1837''', predating ''DetectiveComics ''Creator/DetectiveComics #27'' by ''more than a century.''
28th Jul '16 7:11:52 PM Anicomicgeek
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* When ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' was adapted into ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheKillingJoke'', the movie got flak for inserting [[spoiler: a relationship between Batman and Barbara Gordon]], many people thinking Barbara Gordon being a librarian was an [[ActorAllusion Atress Allusion]] to Creator/TaraStrong's role as [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]], and that the movie having Barbara Gordon retire being Batgirl before she's shot undercuts the tragedy of what happened. Expect that [[spoiler: a relationship between Bruce and Barbara was part of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' (though that got flak, too)]], Barbara was already a librarian when she was introduced, and a one-shot published shortly before ''TKJ'', ''Batgirl Special No. 1'', ended with Barbara deciding to hang up the cowl, so she was retired in the comic, too.

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* When ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' was adapted into ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheKillingJoke'', the movie got flak for inserting [[spoiler: a relationship between Batman and Barbara Gordon]], many people thinking Barbara Gordon being a librarian was an [[ActorAllusion Atress Actress Allusion]] to Creator/TaraStrong's role as [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]], and that the movie having Barbara Gordon retire being Batgirl before she's shot undercuts the tragedy of what happened. Expect that [[spoiler: a relationship between Bruce and Barbara was part of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''[='=]s backstory (though that got flak, too)]], Barbara was already a librarian when she was introduced, and a one-shot published shortly before ''TKJ'', ''Batgirl Special No. 1'', ended with Barbara deciding to hang up the cowl, so she was retired in the comic, too.
26th Jul '16 8:35:21 PM Anicomicgeek
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* When ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' was adapted into ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheKillingJoke'', the movie got flak for inserting [[spoiler: a relationship between Batman and Barbara Gordon]], many people thinking Barbara Gordon being a librarian was an [[ActorAllusion Atress Allusion]] to Creator/TaraStrong's role as [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]], and that the movie having Barbara Gordon retire being Batgirl before she's shot undercuts the tragedy of what happened. Expect that [[spoiler: a relationship between Bruce and Barbara was part of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' (though that got flak, too)]], Barbara was already a librarian when she was introduced, and a one-shot published shortly before ''TKJ'', ''Batgirl Special No. 1'', ended with Barbara deciding to hang up the cowl, so she was retired in the comic, too.
12th Jul '16 11:27:36 AM Pichu-kun
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* Beast Boy debuted in the 1960s but most people know him from ''The New Teen Titans'' comics of the 1980s or its 2000s cartoon adaptation ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. He was even in an original ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' issue but was denied the ability to be a Titan because he couldn't get adult permission.
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