History RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap / ComicBooks

24th Nov '17 1:30:46 AM jormis29
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* ComicBook/TheSentry was roundly despised outside of his original miniseries, being named the poster boy for CharacterShilling, a massive GodModeSue, and a [[{{Wangst}} compulsive whiner]] with an [[InformedFlaw inconsistent mental illness]]. His death didn't win him any favors, as more popular characters waxed poetic about good deeds he'd never performed on-panel. The ''Age of the Sentry'' miniseries ended up winning him a fair number of fans, primarily because it showed him actually ''doing'' the stuff everyone lauded him for, recasting him as a version of the Silver Age Superman. Unfortunately, since ''Age of the Sentry'' is [[CanonDiscontinuity pretty dubious in canon]], plenty of fans didn't make the connection, and treat the likeable Sentry who teamed up with cavemen as basically a separate character from the one who ripped people in half.

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* ComicBook/TheSentry was roundly despised outside of his original miniseries, being named the poster boy for CharacterShilling, a massive GodModeSue, and a [[{{Wangst}} compulsive whiner]] with an [[InformedFlaw inconsistent mental illness]]. His death didn't win him any favors, as more popular characters waxed poetic about good deeds he'd never performed on-panel. The ''Age of the Sentry'' ''ComicBook/AgeOfTheSentry'' miniseries ended up winning him a fair number of fans, primarily because it showed him actually ''doing'' the stuff everyone lauded him for, recasting him as a version of the Silver Age Superman. Unfortunately, since ''Age of the Sentry'' is [[CanonDiscontinuity pretty dubious in canon]], plenty of fans didn't make the connection, and treat the likeable Sentry who teamed up with cavemen as basically a separate character from the one who ripped people in half.
19th Sep '17 6:00:39 PM Pichu-kun
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** Jetta was always the most controversial Misfit by far, due to her attitude and her being a JerkAss towards even her bandmates, however the comic incarnation of her is possibly even more popular than Roxy. Her [[TheLadette ladette]] qualities and redesign make her quite appealing to fans, as is the fact her negative aspects are toned down.
** Rio has been toned down considerably. He [[NotHisSled isn't in love with Jem]], is no longer a hypocritical asshole who rants about how he hates liars, no longer has an attitude, and isn't overly jealous towards Jerrica.
** Kimber no longer has a catchphrase, doesn't cheat on her lovers, and is less bratty than before. If anything she's the most popular Hologram member now.

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** Jetta was always the most controversial Misfit by far, far due to her attitude and her being because she was a JerkAss even towards even her bandmates, however the bandmates. However, her comic incarnation of her is possibly even more popular than Roxy. Her [[TheLadette ladette]] qualities and redesign make her quite appealing to fans, as is the fact her fans. Her negative aspects are also heavily toned down.
** Rio has been toned down considerably. He [[NotHisSled He isn't in love with Jem]], is no longer a hypocritical asshole who rants about how he hates liars, no longer has an attitude, and isn't overly jealous towards Jerrica.
Jerrica. This leaves him a ''much'' more likable character to fans.
** Kimber no longer has a catchphrase, was often seen as annoying in the original show because she was the one with the {{catchphrase}} and she was the most immature member ofher band. She's still an immature GenkiGirl but is less bratty than before and her peppiness comes off as more endearing. She also doesn't cheat on her lovers, and lovers anymore; not that she ReallyGetsAround anymore (she's exclusively into her girlfriend Stormer). If anything, Kimber is less bratty than before. If anything she's now the most popular Hologram member now.member.


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** The comics give the terribly OutOfFocus Raya some much needed spotlight, which has caused fans to like her for her sweetness and cute design.
** Rapture was a FlatCharacter in the original cartoon due to the fact the series was CutShort in the season she was introduced in. Fans typically disliked her due to her being a con-artist with no real good points. The comic helped her image by giving her more characterization.
7th Sep '17 4:50:36 PM G-Editor
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** When first introduce {{Carnage}} was not met with a warm reception since many has viewed him as with comics during the 90s as well as a poor man's Joker whose character shtick as a being a violent nihilist who devotes his entire existence to murdering as many people as possible just because he can. It didn't help matters that he was meant to [[TheReplacementScrappy replace Venom, one of Spidey's most famous foe,]] when the latter becomes good. Then he was killed off by a new, even less likeable character called "The Sentry" [[AlasPoorScrappy causing many fans to actually miss the character wishing him to return.]] They finally got their wish When Carnage was brought BackFromTheDead, a gave him much more characterization as a villain. With that as well as seeing him in his Inverted self in {{AXIS}} cements Carnage [[BaseBreakingCharacter for the most part]] being redeeming by many of his detractor and has since rivaled in popularity with Venom, the character he was suppose to replace as one of Spider Man's most infamous foes.

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** When first introduce {{Carnage}} was not met with a warm reception since many has viewed him as with comics during the 90s as well as a poor man's Joker whose character shtick as a being a violent nihilist who devotes his entire existence to murdering as many people as possible just because he can. It didn't help matters that he was meant to [[TheReplacementScrappy [[ReplacementScrappy replace Venom, one of Spidey's most famous foe,]] when the latter becomes good. Then he was killed off by a new, even less likeable character called "The Sentry" [[AlasPoorScrappy causing many fans to actually miss the character wishing him to return.]] They finally got their wish When Carnage was brought BackFromTheDead, a gave him much more characterization as a villain. With that as well as seeing him in his Inverted self in {{AXIS}} cements Carnage [[BaseBreakingCharacter for the most part]] being redeeming by many of his detractor and has since rivaled in popularity with Venom, the character he was suppose to replace as one of Spider Man's most infamous foes.
7th Sep '17 4:49:56 PM G-Editor
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** When first introduce {{Carnage}} was not met with a warm reception since many has viewed him as with comics during the 90s as well as a poor man's Joker whose character shtick as a being a violent nihilist who devotes his entire existence to murdering as many people as possible just because he can. It didn't help matters that he was meant to [[TheReplacementScrappy replace Venom, one of Spidey's most famous foe,]] when the latter becomes good. Then he was killed off by a new, even less likeable character called "The Sentry" [[AlasPoorScrappy causing many fans to actually miss the character wishing him to return.]] They finally got their wish When Carnage was brought BackFromTheDead, a gave him much more characterization as a villain. With that as well as seeing him in his Inverted self in {{AXIS}} cements Carnage [[BaseBreakingCharacter for the most part]] being redeeming by many of his detractor and has since rivaled in popularity with Venom, the character he was suppose to replace as one of Spider Man's most infamous foes.
27th Aug '17 2:24:48 AM Doug86
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* Kyle Rayner initially received a lot of hate from ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' fans (mainly Hal Jordan fans) when he [[ReplacementScrappy replaced Hal Jordan]] after the controversial ''Emerald Twilight'' arc. However, over time, Rayner was presented as a likable character, thanks to Grant Morrison's run on [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]. Fans argue that under Creator/GeoffJohns, Kyle lost a good bit of his limelight, but given that he's got his own book (as well as being the sole White Lantern), it seems that he's still in a good place.

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* Kyle Rayner initially received a lot of hate from ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' fans (mainly Hal Jordan fans) when he [[ReplacementScrappy replaced Hal Jordan]] after the controversial ''Emerald Twilight'' arc. However, over time, Rayner was presented as a likable character, thanks to Grant Morrison's run on [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]. Fans argue that under Creator/GeoffJohns, Kyle lost a good bit of his limelight, but given that he's got his own book (as well as being the sole White Lantern), it seems that he's still in a good place.



* ComicBook/{{Vixen}}, a charter member of the [[DorkAge widely reviled Detroit-era]] ComicBook/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}}, experienced a comeback, after many years of being regulated to ComicBookLimbo and infrequent (and often non-speaking) guest spots. Many fans chalk this up to appearances on the popular ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' animated series, as well as ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', or even earlier with a notable guest appearance in ''ComicBook/AnimalMan''. This is even mentioned in-story at one point, with the narration pointing out that Vixen was experiencing a second wind of sorts after years of obscurity.

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* ComicBook/{{Vixen}}, a charter member of the [[DorkAge widely reviled Detroit-era]] ComicBook/{{Justice Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}}, experienced a comeback, after many years of being regulated to ComicBookLimbo and infrequent (and often non-speaking) guest spots. Many fans chalk this up to appearances on the popular ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' animated series, as well as ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', or even earlier with a notable guest appearance in ''ComicBook/AnimalMan''. This is even mentioned in-story at one point, with the narration pointing out that Vixen was experiencing a second wind of sorts after years of obscurity.
21st Aug '17 8:20:23 PM zealots
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* For the first ten years or so of his creation, ''Franchise/XMen'' villain Azazel was noteworthy mostly for being in one of the most universally hated X-Men stories of all time, Chuck Austen's infamous "The Draco". Between that and his status as Nightcrawler's father supplanting the popular "Mystique is Nightcrawler's father" fan theory, Azazel made far more appearances on "Top 10 Worst X-Men Villains" lists than he did in stories. But then along came ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', which reimagined the character from a second-rate Belasco wannabe into a blade-wielding Russian mutant (and all around Badass) who managed to be powerful but not to VillainSue levels. It would have been easy to make Azazel his own CanonImmigrant after this (something the comics have done before with popular movie revamps) but for his next appearance, writers gave Azazel a reinvention of their own, fashioning him into a LargeHam pirate archetype. This change was received well, and while he will probably never be an A-list villain, Azazel's rescue from the dregs of Scrappydom seems complete.
21st Aug '17 3:45:12 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** The mainstream version has become quite popular, due to getting his own series, ''ComicBook/ScarletSpider'', giving readers an anti-heroic Spider-Man who is still heroic deep down, but struggles with his DarkAndTroubledPast and the fact that he really doesn't like being a hero and just wants to sit on a beach in Mexico drinking margaritas for the rest of his life. Its cancellation saddened more people than you'd think... until they found out he was heading for the revival of the ''ComicBook/NewWarriors''.

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** The mainstream version has become quite popular, due to getting his own series, ''ComicBook/ScarletSpider'', giving readers an anti-heroic and hilariously foul-mouthed Spider-Man whose main superpower seems to be making terrible decisions (actual tag-line for the series: "All of the Power, none of the Responsibility"), who is still heroic deep down, but struggles with his DarkAndTroubledPast and the fact that he really doesn't like being a hero and just wants to sit on a beach in Mexico drinking margaritas for the rest of his life. Its cancellation saddened more people than you'd think... until they found out he was heading for the revival of the ''ComicBook/NewWarriors''. After that, PopularityPower made him an integral part of ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'', the BatFamilyCrossover ''ComicBook/DeadNoMoreTheCloneConspiracy'', and the new ''ComicBook/ScarletSpider'' series.



** He got a bit of a rescue on his return in ''ComicBook/UncannyAvengers'', in large part because the Void was nowhere to be seen and the Sentry was now entertainingly [[AxCrazy batshit insane]] in his own right.



* While not an out-and-out Scrappy, 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 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.

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* While not an out-and-out Scrappy, 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 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.favorite, becoming one of the pillars of the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' less than a decade later. 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.
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).
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