History SelfDeprecation / ComicBooks

20th Dec '15 7:27:34 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/KurtBusiek and Erik Larsen's early 21st-century resurrection of ''ComicBook/TheDefenders'': In addition to portraying its principal characters as supreme {{Jerk Ass}}es who eventually decide to take over the world so it won't ''need'' to be defended (and, more importantly, so they won't have to deal with one another), the series invoked StylisticSuck via references to Marvel's incredibly goofy SilverAge giant monster comics, and one of its covers proudly boasted a Wizard Magazine quote proclaiming ''The Defenders'' to be "the worst comic ever produced."

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* Creator/KurtBusiek and Erik Larsen's early 21st-century resurrection of ''ComicBook/TheDefenders'': In addition to portraying its principal characters as supreme {{Jerk Ass}}es who eventually decide to take over the world so it won't ''need'' to be defended (and, more importantly, so they won't have to deal with one another), the series invoked StylisticSuck via references to Marvel's incredibly goofy SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] giant monster comics, and one of its covers proudly boasted a Wizard Magazine quote proclaiming ''The Defenders'' to be "the worst comic ever produced."
25th Sep '15 5:45:23 PM nombretomado
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* Near the end of ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' crossover "Breakdowns", ComicBook/BlueBeetle comments on the increasingly convoluted series of events the team is facing, saying that it seems like something a pair of mediocre comic writers would come up with. This sort of humor was commonplace in the series. A RunningGag involved former members of the "[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica real Justice League]]" like {{Hawkman}} and ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} complaining about how the JLI was ruining their team's reputation by acting like a bunch of incompetent goofballs and jokesters.

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* Near the end of ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' crossover "Breakdowns", ComicBook/BlueBeetle comments on the increasingly convoluted series of events the team is facing, saying that it seems like something a pair of mediocre comic writers would come up with. This sort of humor was commonplace in the series. A RunningGag involved former members of the "[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica real Justice League]]" like {{Hawkman}} ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} and ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} complaining about how the JLI was ruining their team's reputation by acting like a bunch of incompetent goofballs and jokesters.
28th May '15 6:17:01 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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** ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' is a huge source of OldShame, one ''Squee'' comic sends the titular character on a rant about how sometimes it seems like his life is controlled by a "suckish cartoon guy who can't draw", and one ''InvaderZim'' [[DVDCommentary DVD commentary track]] has one member of the voice cast remark that "Jhonen is genius, although I couldn't say that in front of him because he'd beat me up or something." Back when he was planning on making a movie (whatever happened to that?) he said it'd be "Coming soon to a bargain bin near you."

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** ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' is a huge source of OldShame, one ''Squee'' comic sends the titular character on a rant about how sometimes it seems like his life is controlled by a "suckish cartoon guy who can't draw", and one ''InvaderZim'' ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' [[DVDCommentary DVD commentary track]] has one member of the voice cast remark that "Jhonen is genius, although I couldn't say that in front of him because he'd beat me up or something." Back when he was planning on making a movie (whatever happened to that?) he said it'd be "Coming soon to a bargain bin near you."
28th Apr '15 6:47:39 AM Yora
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* In the ''ComicBook/Hellboy'' story ''In the Chapel of Moloch'', Hellboy is investigating the strange behavior of a painter who is making paintings of ghouls and demons. Unimpressed, his his only comment is "He is ripping of [[Creator/FranciscoDeGoya Goya]]". (And the paintings are exactly the same style as all the other monsters in the series.)

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* In the ''ComicBook/Hellboy'' ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' story ''In the Chapel of Moloch'', Hellboy is investigating the strange behavior of a painter who is making paintings of ghouls and demons. Unimpressed, his his only comment is "He is ripping of [[Creator/FranciscoDeGoya Goya]]". (And the paintings are exactly the same style as all the other monsters in the series.)
28th Apr '15 6:46:51 AM Yora
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* In the ''Comic/Hellboy'' story ''In the Chapel of Moloch'', Hellboy is investigating the strange behavior of a painter who is making paintings of ghouls and demons. Unimpressed, his his only comment is "He is ripping of [[/Creator/FranciscoDeGoya Goya]]". (And the paintings are exactly the same style as all the other monsters in the series.)

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* In the ''Comic/Hellboy'' ''ComicBook/Hellboy'' story ''In the Chapel of Moloch'', Hellboy is investigating the strange behavior of a painter who is making paintings of ghouls and demons. Unimpressed, his his only comment is "He is ripping of [[/Creator/FranciscoDeGoya [[Creator/FranciscoDeGoya Goya]]". (And the paintings are exactly the same style as all the other monsters in the series.)
28th Apr '15 6:46:10 AM Yora
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* In the ''Comic/Hellboy'' story ''In the Chapel of Moloch'', Hellboy is investigating the strange behavior of a painter who is making paintings of ghouls and demons. Unimpressed, his his only comment is "He is ripping of [[/Creator/FranciscoDeGoya Goya]]". (And the paintings are exactly the same style as all the other monsters in the series.)
5th Nov '14 3:51:52 AM DaibhidC
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* In [[Creator/ChristopherPriestComics Christopher Priest's]] first issue of ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'', the title character arrives in Limbo, dragging a bag. He then has to throw the bag, labelled "Everything that made this book good", into the void. He's greeted by various characters whose books Priest was writing when they were cancelled. TheyIn tell him that his own cancellation is now inevitable. In Priest's ''final'' issue, 'Pool again arrives in Limbo dragging a bag ... a body bag. When the other characters realise he's [[RageAgainstTheAuthor killed the writer responsible for ruining their lives]], they all cheer.

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* In [[Creator/ChristopherPriestComics Christopher Priest's]] first issue of ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'', the title character arrives in Limbo, dragging a bag. He then has to throw the bag, labelled "Everything that made this book good", into the void. He's greeted by various characters whose books Priest was writing when they were cancelled. TheyIn They tell him that his own cancellation is now inevitable. In Priest's ''final'' issue, 'Pool again arrives in Limbo dragging a bag ... a body bag. When the other characters realise he's [[RageAgainstTheAuthor killed the writer responsible for ruining their lives]], they all cheer.
25th Jun '14 8:57:13 PM MagiMecha
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* The recent ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' "Reflections" storyline involving a MirrorUniverse is filled with jabs by the characters, mostly Pinkie Pie, attacking how ridiculous the story is.
23rd Jun '14 12:21:45 PM StFan
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* From Peter Milligan's ''ComicBook/{{X-Force}}'' run:
--> '''Mr. Sensitive''': Somebody is making fun of X-Force.
--> '''[[DeadpanSnarker Anarchist]]''': Hell, that's our job.

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* From Peter Milligan's ''ComicBook/{{X-Force}}'' ''ComicBook/XForce'' run:
--> '''Mr. Sensitive''': -->'''Mr. Sensitive:''' Somebody is making fun of X-Force.
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X-Force.\\
'''[[DeadpanSnarker Anarchist]]''': Anarchist]]:''' Hell, that's our job.
4th Jun '14 6:29:33 PM NoxSky12599
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-->"I知 telling you now, if I ever see another clone again, I値l throw it off the nearest bridge. [[IncrediblyLamePun Thus making an obscene clone fall]]."

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-->"I知 -->'''Spider-Man''': I知 telling you now, if I ever see another clone again, I値l throw it off the nearest bridge. [[IncrediblyLamePun Thus making an obscene clone fall]]."fall]].
** Even Spidey's supporting characters get in on it:
-->'''Mary Jane''': If we're doing the clone thing again I'm moving back to L.A.
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