History ShootTheShaggyDog / ComicBooks

20th Dec '15 7:27:22 PM nombretomado
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* The long-forgotten mini-series ''Conspiracy'' revolved around a journalist from the Daily Bugle stumbling upon a shadowy cadre of figures who have seemingly been manipulating the MarvelUniverse since the dawn of the SilverAge. The story ends with said journalist preparing to go to the late Bolivar Trask's mansion to find some evidence that will presumably expose the conspiracy, only for an unseen figure to show up in his hotel room. The final page heavily implies that the journalist was killed and that his research was either confiscated or destroyed, meaning that all his investigating was for nothing.
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* The long-forgotten mini-series ''Conspiracy'' revolved around a journalist from the Daily Bugle stumbling upon a shadowy cadre of figures who have seemingly been manipulating the MarvelUniverse since the dawn of the SilverAge.UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}. The story ends with said journalist preparing to go to the late Bolivar Trask's mansion to find some evidence that will presumably expose the conspiracy, only for an unseen figure to show up in his hotel room. The final page heavily implies that the journalist was killed and that his research was either confiscated or destroyed, meaning that all his investigating was for nothing.
9th Dec '15 2:59:28 AM jormis29
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* ''{{Shade the Changing Man}}'' ends with him rewriting history so that none of the events of the comic ever happened, leaving one character (who had gone back in time with him) missing, his son trapped permanently in a female body and he himself unable to reconnect with his lost love. There is a slightly upbeat moment in the last panel, but if you think about it, it's unlikely to have worked out the way he wanted it to...
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* ''{{Shade the Changing Man}}'' ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'' ends with him rewriting history so that none of the events of the comic ever happened, leaving one character (who had gone back in time with him) missing, his son trapped permanently in a female body and he himself unable to reconnect with his lost love. There is a slightly upbeat moment in the last panel, but if you think about it, it's unlikely to have worked out the way he wanted it to...
8th Oct '15 4:25:22 PM nombretomado
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* All group slaughters (stories where [[CListFodder more than one superhero is easily killed]]) are like this for the careers of those super heroes, but ''ComicBook/{{Starman}}'' # 38 manages to be a ShootTheShaggyDog story in and of itself. An ersatz [[JusticeLeagueInternational Justice League Europe]] is supposed to be guarding a shipment of jewels to a French museum. But they've been infiltrated by Mist II, the daughter of Starman's archenemy, the original Mist, who proceeds to easily KillEmAll. The issue focuses just enough on these JLE members (including an [[StrangledByTheRedString abrupt, came from nowhere romance between the Crimson Fox and Amazing Man]]) to make it all exceptionally pointless. First Mist easily kills the Crimson Fox. Then she easily kills Amazing Man. Then she easily kills Blue Devil. And then she blows up the museum they were supposed to be protecting.
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* All group slaughters (stories where [[CListFodder more than one superhero is easily killed]]) are like this for the careers of those super heroes, but ''ComicBook/{{Starman}}'' # 38 manages to be a ShootTheShaggyDog story in and of itself. An ersatz [[JusticeLeagueInternational [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational Justice League Europe]] is supposed to be guarding a shipment of jewels to a French museum. But they've been infiltrated by Mist II, the daughter of Starman's archenemy, the original Mist, who proceeds to easily KillEmAll. The issue focuses just enough on these JLE members (including an [[StrangledByTheRedString abrupt, came from nowhere romance between the Crimson Fox and Amazing Man]]) to make it all exceptionally pointless. First Mist easily kills the Crimson Fox. Then she easily kills Amazing Man. Then she easily kills Blue Devil. And then she blows up the museum they were supposed to be protecting.
3rd Oct '15 5:17:11 PM StFan
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** ''JusticeLeagueDark'' later confirms that no, it did not work out.
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** ''JusticeLeagueDark'' ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueDark'' later confirms that no, it did not work out.
26th Sep '15 3:09:56 PM comicwriter
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* ''CaptainAmerica'' (vol. 5) #7 is a DayInTheLimelight issue focused on Jack Monroe, Cap's former partner. After having a psychotic relapse, Jack dons his Nomad costume and sets out to rid the world of a powerful drug dealer who is selling their product to children. He has no luck finding the dealer, and is eventually shot and killed by the [[BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]]. The final pages then reveal that it was all for nothing anyway, as the "dealer" was actually an ice cream salesman who was jokingly bragging about getting kids "addicted" to his treats.
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* ''CaptainAmerica'' (vol. 5) #7 is a DayInTheLimelight issue focused on Jack Monroe, Cap's former partner. After having a psychotic relapse, Jack dons his Nomad costume and sets out to rid the world of a powerful drug dealer who is selling their product to children. He has no luck finding the dealer, and is eventually shot and killed by the [[BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]]. The final pages page then reveal reveals that it was all for nothing anyway, as the "dealer" was actually an ice cream salesman who was jokingly bragging about getting kids "addicted" to his treats.
26th Sep '15 3:09:42 PM comicwriter
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* ''CaptainAmerica'' (vol. 5) #7 is a DayInTheLimelight issue focused on Jack Monroe, Cap's former partner Nomad. After having a psychotic relapse, Jack dons his Nomad costume and sets out to rid the world of a powerful drug dealer who is selling their product to children. He has no luck finding the dealer, and is eventually shot and killed by the [[BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]]. The final pages then reveal that it was all for nothing anyway, as the "dealer" was actually an ice cream salesman who was jokingly bragging about getting kids "addicted" to his treats.
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* ''CaptainAmerica'' (vol. 5) #7 is a DayInTheLimelight issue focused on Jack Monroe, Cap's former partner Nomad.partner. After having a psychotic relapse, Jack dons his Nomad costume and sets out to rid the world of a powerful drug dealer who is selling their product to children. He has no luck finding the dealer, and is eventually shot and killed by the [[BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]]. The final pages then reveal that it was all for nothing anyway, as the "dealer" was actually an ice cream salesman who was jokingly bragging about getting kids "addicted" to his treats.
26th Sep '15 3:09:21 PM comicwriter
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* ''CaptainAmerica'' (vol. 5) #7 is a DayInTheLimelight issue focused on Jack Monroe, Cap's former partner Nomad. After having a psychotic relapse, Jack dons his Nomad costume and sets out to rid the world of a powerful drug dealer who is selling their product to kids at Julia (his former ward)'s school. He has no luck finding the dealer, and is eventually shot and killed by the [[BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]]. The final pages then reveal that it was all for nothing anyway, as the "dealer" was actually an ice cream salesman who was jokingly bragging about getting kids "addicted" to his treats.
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* ''CaptainAmerica'' (vol. 5) #7 is a DayInTheLimelight issue focused on Jack Monroe, Cap's former partner Nomad. After having a psychotic relapse, Jack dons his Nomad costume and sets out to rid the world of a powerful drug dealer who is selling their product to kids at Julia (his former ward)'s school.children. He has no luck finding the dealer, and is eventually shot and killed by the [[BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]]. The final pages then reveal that it was all for nothing anyway, as the "dealer" was actually an ice cream salesman who was jokingly bragging about getting kids "addicted" to his treats.
26th Sep '15 3:08:29 PM comicwriter
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* ''CaptainAmerica'' (vol. 5) #7 is a DayInTheLimelight issue focused on Jack Monroe, Cap's former partner Nomad. After having a psychotic relapse, Jack dons his Nomad costume and sets out to rid the world of a powerful drug dealer who is selling their product to kids at Julia (his former ward)'s school. He has no luck finding the dealer, and is eventually shot and killed by the [[BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]]. The final pages then reveal that it was all for nothing anyway, as the "dealer" was actually an ice cream salesman who was jokingly bragging about getting kids "addicted" to his treats.
13th Sep '15 4:03:22 PM nombretomado
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* The Karate Kid and Triplicate Girl plot thread from ''{{Countdown to Final Crisis}}''. Two members of the Comicbook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} are dumped in the 21st century for reasons unknown to them, and Karate Kid turns out to be infected with a virus that could wipe out all life on Earth. After spending months trying to find a cure and eventually teaming up with the rest of the cast, they end up in an alternate universe, and Karate Kid dies, the virus spreads and turns humans into [[HalfHumanHybrid animalistic humanoids]], and Triplicate Girl is torn to pieces by a pack of said animalistic humanoids. All to set up a universe similar to that of {{Jack Kirby}}'s Kamandi character. ** And you wanna know what's the real shit-kicker? That universe was going to be destroyed anyway in ''FinalCrisis''. Its remnants were fused together with those from other worlds and Comicbook Limbo so the original Kamandi-verse was recreated anyway (i.e. OMAC, Kamandi and the Post-Final Crisis original New Gods). Yes, Karate Kid and Triplicate Girl literally died for absolutely '''nothing'''. Oh Countdown, is there nothing you ''didn't'' destroy?
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* The Karate Kid and Triplicate Girl plot thread from ''{{Countdown ''ComicBook/{{Countdown to Final Crisis}}''. Two members of the Comicbook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} are dumped in the 21st century for reasons unknown to them, and Karate Kid turns out to be infected with a virus that could wipe out all life on Earth. After spending months trying to find a cure and eventually teaming up with the rest of the cast, they end up in an alternate universe, and Karate Kid dies, the virus spreads and turns humans into [[HalfHumanHybrid animalistic humanoids]], and Triplicate Girl is torn to pieces by a pack of said animalistic humanoids. All to set up a universe similar to that of {{Jack Kirby}}'s Kamandi character. ** And you wanna know what's the real shit-kicker? That universe was going to be destroyed anyway in ''FinalCrisis''.''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''. Its remnants were fused together with those from other worlds and Comicbook Limbo so the original Kamandi-verse was recreated anyway (i.e. OMAC, Kamandi and the Post-Final Crisis original New Gods). Yes, Karate Kid and Triplicate Girl literally died for absolutely '''nothing'''. Oh Countdown, is there nothing you ''didn't'' destroy?
11th Sep '15 5:18:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''Countdown to InfiniteCrisis''. Somebody wants BlueBeetle Ted Kord dead. He asks everybody he knows for help, and they all turn him down, often in the most insulting manner they can manage. In the end, he tracks the culprits down, discovers their secrets, discovers a plan to kill all his friends, and then promptly dies. After having accomplished nothing. Basically, the story is that Blue Beetle lived, he sucked, and he died. The end.
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* ''Countdown to InfiniteCrisis''. ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''. Somebody wants BlueBeetle ComicBook/BlueBeetle Ted Kord dead. He asks everybody he knows for help, and they all turn him down, often in the most insulting manner they can manage. In the end, he tracks the culprits down, discovers their secrets, discovers a plan to kill all his friends, and then promptly dies. After having accomplished nothing. Basically, the story is that Blue Beetle lived, he sucked, and he died. The end.
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