History RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap / ComicBooks

15th Jun '17 10:52:21 AM StFan
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* While not an out-and-out Scrappy, BuckyBarnes wasn't terribly popular, best known as the goofy KidSidekick whose tragic death both provided a source of angst for Steve Rogers and (unlike most [[ComicBookDeath comic book deaths]]) actually stuck. [[note]] to the point where a common saying among comic book fans was "The only people who stay dead in comics are Bucky, Jason Todd, and Uncle Ben"[[/note]] Then in 2005 EdBrubaker came along, [[TookALevelInBadass reinvented him as a badass supersoldier with a robot arm and tragic past as a brainwashed assassin]], and in the process turned him into a fan favorite. He's almost the anti-Jason Todd: a sidekick famous solely for dying and staying dead who gets resurrected as a badass AntiHero, only in this case people actually liked it.

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* While not an out-and-out Scrappy, BuckyBarnes ComicBook/BuckyBarnes wasn't terribly popular, best known as the goofy KidSidekick whose tragic death both provided a source of angst for Steve Rogers and (unlike most [[ComicBookDeath comic book deaths]]) actually stuck. [[note]] to the point where a common saying among comic book fans was "The only people who stay dead in comics are Bucky, Jason Todd, and Uncle Ben"[[/note]] Then in 2005 EdBrubaker Creator/EdBrubaker came along, [[TookALevelInBadass reinvented him as a badass supersoldier with a robot arm and tragic past as a brainwashed assassin]], and in the process turned him into a fan favorite. He's almost the anti-Jason Todd: a sidekick famous solely for dying and staying dead who gets resurrected as a badass AntiHero, only in this case people actually liked it.
28th May '17 4:18:38 PM nombretomado
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* WarrenEllis took Jack Flag, a TotallyRadical 90's washout, and actually managed to do some cool things with him in ''Comicbook/{{Thunderbolts}}''.

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* WarrenEllis Creator/WarrenEllis took Jack Flag, a TotallyRadical 90's washout, and actually managed to do some cool things with him in ''Comicbook/{{Thunderbolts}}''.
21st May '17 5:52:34 PM nombretomado
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* One of WillEisner's few mistakes with ''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' was Ebony White, a highly stereotyped black kid who drove the Spirit's cab. ([[FairForItsDay Compared to the other black characters of the era, he was downright progressive]].) Darwyn Cooke's 2007 series turned Ebony into a more realistic and thought-out character (albeit still a thirteen-year-old who drives a cab, but this is a comic).

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* One of WillEisner's Creator/WillEisner's few mistakes with ''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' was Ebony White, a highly stereotyped black kid who drove the Spirit's cab. ([[FairForItsDay Compared to the other black characters of the era, he was downright progressive]].) Darwyn Cooke's 2007 series turned Ebony into a more realistic and thought-out character (albeit still a thirteen-year-old who drives a cab, but this is a comic).
21st May '17 3:05:11 PM nombretomado
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* The creation of the ComicBook/MarvelAdventures line saw a lot of characters getting a much-needed face lift, but by far, the best-received ReTool was changing TheWasp into [[ComicBook/MarvelAdventures Giant Girl]]. Readers that hated the former loved the latter, and readers who liked the former adored the latter even ''more''. Of all the characters who were axed when the MA: ''Avengers'' series was cancelled in favor of a continuity reboot in MA: ''Super-Heroes'', Giant Girl was the one most fans were saddest to see go.

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* The creation of the ComicBook/MarvelAdventures line saw a lot of characters getting a much-needed face lift, but by far, the best-received ReTool was changing TheWasp ComicBook/TheWasp into [[ComicBook/MarvelAdventures Giant Girl]]. Readers that hated the former loved the latter, and readers who liked the former adored the latter even ''more''. Of all the characters who were axed when the MA: ''Avengers'' series was cancelled in favor of a continuity reboot in MA: ''Super-Heroes'', Giant Girl was the one most fans were saddest to see go.
11th Jan '17 10:53:42 AM Greenygal
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* Like Bucky, Doug Ramsay of ''ComicBook/TheNewMutants'' was in this position - he was a mutant with the ability to understand all language. Compared to the likes of Cannonball, Wolfsbane and Magma, he was just ''lame''. He was murdered part way through the title's run and was seemingly resurrected into the form "Douglock", a combination of Doug with his old friend Warlock (it was later revealed that Douglock was actually Warlock with some of Doug's memories). Flash-forward to the 2000s where Doug was truly resurrected and heavily modified his all language powers to not only include computer language, but also ''body language''. Doug wasn't a bad person - he was just a mutant introduced a few decades too early.

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* Like Bucky, Doug Ramsay Ramsey of ''ComicBook/TheNewMutants'' ''ComicBook/NewMutants'' was in this position - he was a mutant with the ability to understand all language. Compared to the likes of Cannonball, Wolfsbane and Magma, he was just ''lame''. He was murdered part way through the title's run and was seemingly resurrected into the form "Douglock", a combination of Doug with his old friend Warlock (it was later revealed that Douglock was actually Warlock with some of Doug's memories). Flash-forward to the 2000s where Doug was truly resurrected and heavily modified his all language powers to not only include computer language, but also ''body language''. Doug wasn't a bad person - he was just a mutant introduced a few decades too early.
27th Dec '16 11:47:13 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* While not an out-and-out Scrappy, BuckyBarnes wasn't terribly popular, best known as the goofy KidSidekick whose tragic death both provided a source of angst for Steve Rogers and (unlike most [[ComicBookDeath comic book deaths]]) actually stuck. [[note]] to the point where a common saying among comic book fans was "The only people who stay dead in comics are Bucky, Jason Todd, and Uncle Ben"[[/note]] Then in 2005 EdBrubaker came along, [[TookALevelInBadass reinvented him as a badass supersoldier with a robot arm and tragic past as a brainwashed assassin]], and in the process turned him into a fan favorite. He's almost the anti-Jason Todd: a sidekick famous solely for dying and staying dead who gets resurrected as a BadAss AntiHero, only in this case people actually liked it.

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* While not an out-and-out Scrappy, BuckyBarnes wasn't terribly popular, best known as the goofy KidSidekick whose tragic death both provided a source of angst for Steve Rogers and (unlike most [[ComicBookDeath comic book deaths]]) actually stuck. [[note]] to the point where a common saying among comic book fans was "The only people who stay dead in comics are Bucky, Jason Todd, and Uncle Ben"[[/note]] Then in 2005 EdBrubaker came along, [[TookALevelInBadass reinvented him as a badass supersoldier with a robot arm and tragic past as a brainwashed assassin]], and in the process turned him into a fan favorite. He's almost the anti-Jason Todd: a sidekick famous solely for dying and staying dead who gets resurrected as a BadAss badass AntiHero, only in this case people actually liked it.
11th Dec '16 2:39:37 PM Morgenthaler
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** IDW's ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersMegaseries Spotlight]]'' did this for Wheelie, not only emphasizing his survival skills to a near-{{Badass}} level (remember, the kid ''did'' used to live on a planet full of Sharkticons), but also provided a plausible reason for his constant rhyming.

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** IDW's ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersMegaseries Spotlight]]'' did this for Wheelie, not only emphasizing his survival skills to a near-{{Badass}} near-badass level (remember, the kid ''did'' used to live on a planet full of Sharkticons), but also provided a plausible reason for his constant rhyming.
11th Nov '16 10:27:38 AM Blazer
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* Like Bucky, Doug Ramsay of ''ComicBook/TheNewMutants'' was in this position - he was a mutant with the ability to understand all language. Compared to the likes of Cannonball, Wolfsbane and Magma, he was just ''lame''. He was murdered part way through the title's run and was seemingly resurrected into the form "Douglock", a combination of Doug with his old friend Warlock (it was later revealed that Douglock was actually Warlock with some of Doug's memories). Flash-forward to the 2000s where Doug was truly resurrected and heavily modified his all language powers to not only include computer language, but also ''body language''. Doug wasn't a bad person - he was just a mutant introduced a few decades too early.
26th Oct '16 8:19:01 PM PaulA
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** PeterDavid also de-Scrappified the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk's sidekick Rick Jones by aging him into an adult and letting him display a more [[RoundedCharacter well-rounded personality]].

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** PeterDavid Creator/PeterDavid also de-Scrappified the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk's sidekick Rick Jones by aging him into an adult and letting him display a more [[RoundedCharacter well-rounded personality]].
6th Sep '16 2:37:48 PM PrincessGwen
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* While not an out-and-out Scrappy, BuckyBarnes wasn't terribly popular, best known as the goofy KidSidekick whose tragic death both provided a source of angst for Steve Rogers and (unlike most [[ComicBookDeath comic book deaths]]) actually stuck. [[note]] to the point where a common saying among comic book fans was "The only people who stay dead in comics are Bucky, Jason Todd, and Uncle Ben"[[/note]] Then in 2005 EdBrubaker came along, [[TookALevelInBadass reinvented him as a badass supersoldier with a robot arm and tragic past as a brainwashed assassin]], and in the process turned him into a fan favorite. He's almost the anti-Jason Todd: a sidekick famous solely for dying and staying dead who gets resurrected as a BadAss AntiHero, only in this case people actually liked it.

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* While not an out-and-out Scrappy, BuckyBarnes wasn't terribly popular, best known as the goofy KidSidekick whose tragic death both provided a source of angst for Steve Rogers and (unlike most [[ComicBookDeath comic book deaths]]) actually stuck. [[note]] to the point where a common saying among comic book fans was "The only people who stay dead in comics are Bucky, Jason Todd, and Uncle Ben"[[/note]] Then in 2005 EdBrubaker came along, [[TookALevelInBadass reinvented him as a badass supersoldier with a robot arm and tragic past as a brainwashed assassin]], and in the process turned him into a fan favorite. He's almost the anti-Jason Todd: a sidekick famous solely for dying and staying dead who gets resurrected as a BadAss AntiHero, only in this case people actually liked it.




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* While not an out-and-out Scrappy, BuckyBarnes wasn't terribly popular, best known as the goofy KidSidekick whose tragic death both provided a source of angst for Steve Rogers and (unlike most [[ComicBookDeath comic book deaths]]) actually stuck. [[note]] to the point where a common saying among comic book fans was "The only people who stay dead in comics are Bucky, Jason Todd, and Uncle Ben"[[/note]] Then in 2005 EdBrubaker came along, [[TookALevelInBadass reinvented him as a badass supersoldier with a robot arm and tragic past as a brainwashed assassin]], and in the process turned him into a fan favorite. He's almost the anti-Jason Todd: a sidekick famous solely for dying and staying dead who gets resurrected as a BadAss AntiHero, only in this case people actually liked it.
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