History SerialEscalation / ComicBooks

26th Sep '16 4:04:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': The comic opens with the Earth being destroyed by the Hierarchy and Shakara subsequently laying waste to their fleets. The comic gets increasingly batshit from there, culminating with a final battle against the BigBad and his acolytes before he wipes out all of reality. Knowingly embraced by the writers, [[WordOfGod who noted]] that they tried to make every new issue bigger than than the previous.
1st Apr '16 2:00:34 PM ObsidianFire
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* ''ComicBook/{{Nextwave}}'': Agents of Hate. Take a normal super team, give each one of them a triple espresso shot of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] with a slug of GenreSavvy, [[{{Flanderized}} exaggerate their character flaws]] and set them against increasingly ridiculous enemies. Throw away any aspiration of being taken seriously, then [[{{LampshadeHanging}} hang lampshades on everything]] fans like in comics. Then make it ''more'' ridiculous in the next volume. Then it [[MadeOfExplodium explodes!]]\\

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* ''ComicBook/{{Nextwave}}'': Agents of Hate. Take a normal super team, give each one of them a triple espresso shot of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] with a slug of GenreSavvy, snark]], [[{{Flanderized}} exaggerate their character flaws]] and set them against increasingly ridiculous enemies. Throw away any aspiration of being taken seriously, then [[{{LampshadeHanging}} hang lampshades on everything]] fans like in comics. Then make it ''more'' ridiculous in the next volume. Then it [[MadeOfExplodium explodes!]]\\
3rd Jan '16 2:59:16 AM StFan
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* Played with in one strip from ''PiranhaClub'', where Bud Grace (the author/artist, who regularly appeared in the comics for behind-the-scenes tomfoolery) was told by a frustrated editor that his comics were getting weirder and weirder -- which was around the time the martian Zerblatt had become a recurring character and had fathered dozens of froglike kids with a supermodel. In a later interview, Grace admitted that his comics ''were'' getting increasingly more and more bizarre, likening it to eating a lot of spicy food -- after a while it doesn't seem as spicy anymore, and then you want something spicier.

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* Played with in one strip from ''PiranhaClub'', ''ComicStrip/PiranhaClub'', where Bud Grace (the author/artist, who regularly appeared in the comics for behind-the-scenes tomfoolery) was told by a frustrated editor that his comics were getting weirder and weirder -- which was around the time the martian Zerblatt had become a recurring character and had fathered dozens of froglike kids with a supermodel. In a later interview, Grace admitted that his comics ''were'' getting increasingly more and more bizarre, likening it to eating a lot of spicy food -- after a while it doesn't seem as spicy anymore, and then you want something spicier.
21st Nov '15 10:13:53 AM StFan
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* {{Dilbert}} character [[MeaningfulName Topper]] embodies this. Every story you tell, he did it better, even if it seems logically impossible.

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* {{Dilbert}} ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' character [[MeaningfulName Topper]] embodies this. Every story you tell, he did it better, even if it seems logically impossible.impossible.
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18th Oct '15 5:20:41 PM nombretomado
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* The achievements of the Saint of Killers from ''{{Preacher}}'' get steadily more impressive until the end where he [[spoiler: kills God]].

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* The achievements of the Saint of Killers from ''{{Preacher}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' get steadily more impressive until the end where he [[spoiler: kills God]].
12th Sep '15 4:00:41 AM StFan
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** And there's the old CableAndDeadpool storyline, "Deadpool vs. the Marvel Universe". It starts with a fairly typical (read: way over the top) story of Deadpool tracking down Wolverine to keep him from killing Weasel, and escalates until it's Deadpool, Bob, Weasel, and a handful of lesser Marvel heroes fighting off a horde of Carnage possessed dinosaurs.
* Occurs to some extent in ''ElfQuest'': How much more evil can we make Winnowill in ''this'' story arc?

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** And there's the old CableAndDeadpool ''ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool'' storyline, "Deadpool vs. the Marvel Universe". It starts with a fairly typical (read: way over the top) story of Deadpool tracking down Wolverine to keep him from killing Weasel, and escalates until it's Deadpool, Bob, Weasel, and a handful of lesser Marvel heroes fighting off a horde of Carnage possessed dinosaurs.
* Occurs to some extent in ''ElfQuest'': ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'': How much more evil can we make Winnowill in ''this'' story arc?
7th Sep '15 9:01:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''BlueBeetle'': How is Jaime Reyes gonna get screwed over this time? How awesome are Brenda and Paco gonna be next issue? Is that a giant naked guy? Is Paco going to use his stick? Is the Scarab going to figure out how to take down EVERYTHING?

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* ''BlueBeetle'': ''ComicBook/BlueBeetle'': How is Jaime Reyes gonna get screwed over this time? How awesome are Brenda and Paco gonna be next issue? Is that a giant naked guy? Is Paco going to use his stick? Is the Scarab going to figure out how to take down EVERYTHING?



* ''{{Nextwave}}'': Agents of Hate. Take a normal super team, give each one of them a triple espresso shot of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] with a slug of GenreSavvy, [[{{Flanderized}} exaggerate their character flaws]] and set them against increasingly ridiculous enemies. Throw away any aspiration of being taken seriously, then [[{{LampshadeHanging}} hang lampshades on everything]] fans like in comics. Then make it ''more'' ridiculous in the next volume. Then it [[MadeOfExplodium explodes!]]\\

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* ''{{Nextwave}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Nextwave}}'': Agents of Hate. Take a normal super team, give each one of them a triple espresso shot of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] with a slug of GenreSavvy, [[{{Flanderized}} exaggerate their character flaws]] and set them against increasingly ridiculous enemies. Throw away any aspiration of being taken seriously, then [[{{LampshadeHanging}} hang lampshades on everything]] fans like in comics. Then make it ''more'' ridiculous in the next volume. Then it [[MadeOfExplodium explodes!]]\\
22nd Jun '15 11:40:26 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* ComicBook/WarMachine, one of his latest suits allows him to repurpose any weapon whether it's damaged or practically broken and attach it to his suit to become one living WMD, this might just seem out a little out there but when you see him literally put pieces of a jet together to make a clawed gauntlet weapon and FLY at the same time or when he pulls pieces of a tank including treads and becomes a living breathing tank. To top that off implications that he can possibly interface with some of the deadliest weapons in the Marvel with no known limit mean he can always push his abilites UpToEleven.
* RedHulk. How many popular characters can he effortlessly beat? How many ways can he violate the rules of the MarvelUniverse just for something that [[RuleOfCool looks cool]]? How many items can he tick off the VillainSue checklist?

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* ComicBook/WarMachine, one of his latest suits allows him to repurpose any weapon whether it's damaged or practically broken and attach it to his suit to become one living WMD, this might just seem out a little out there but when you see him literally put pieces of a jet together to make a clawed gauntlet weapon and FLY at the same time or when he pulls pieces of a tank including treads and becomes a living breathing tank. To top that off implications that he can possibly interface with some of the deadliest weapons in the Marvel with no known limit mean he can always push his abilites abilities UpToEleven.
* RedHulk.Comicbook/RedHulk. How many popular characters can he effortlessly beat? How many ways can he violate the rules of the MarvelUniverse just for something that [[RuleOfCool looks cool]]? How many items can he tick off the VillainSue checklist?
27th May '15 4:45:22 PM MechWarrior
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* ''{{Nextwave}}'': Agents of Hate. Take a normal super team, give each one of them a triple espresso shot of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] with a slug of GenreSavvy, [[{{Flanderized}} exaggerate their character flaws]] and set them against increasingly ridiculous enemies. Throw away any aspiration of being taken seriously, then [[{{Lampshading}} hang lampshades on everything]] fans like in comics. Then make it ''more'' ridiculous in the next volume. Then it [[MadeOfExplodium explodes!]]\\

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* ''{{Nextwave}}'': Agents of Hate. Take a normal super team, give each one of them a triple espresso shot of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] with a slug of GenreSavvy, [[{{Flanderized}} exaggerate their character flaws]] and set them against increasingly ridiculous enemies. Throw away any aspiration of being taken seriously, then [[{{Lampshading}} [[{{LampshadeHanging}} hang lampshades on everything]] fans like in comics. Then make it ''more'' ridiculous in the next volume. Then it [[MadeOfExplodium explodes!]]\\
11th Mar '15 1:08:47 PM LBHills
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* ''All'' Creator/GrantMorrison's DC work is this.

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* ''All'' Creator/GrantMorrison's DC work is this.uses the MindScrew in an escalating pattern.
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