History ShoutOut / Comics

19th Jan '18 6:11:32 AM Cryoclaste
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** Includes explicit mention of an episode of the original ''[[Series/TheOuterLimits Outer Limits]]'' with a similar basic plot.

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** Includes explicit mention of an episode of the original ''[[Series/TheOuterLimits ''[[Series/TheOuterLimits1963 Outer Limits]]'' with a similar basic plot.



** For that matter, towards the end, it features a TV advertising the start of ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' episode "The Architects of Fear". The basic premise of the villain's plan is almost identical to that episode. Although Creator/AlanMoore claims it was a coincidence they were similar, he deliberately added the Shout Out upon discovering the similarity.
*** DC editor Len Wein, who is most famous for creating Comicbook/SwampThing, tells a different story: Moore admitted to stealing the plot from The Outer Limits; when Wein pushed him to change it to something original, Moore refused, and Wein quit the book over it. Years later, Wein has had the last laugh: in writing the Comicbook/BeforeWatchmen Ozymandias series, [[http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/01/29/len-wein-the-outer-limits-and-rewriting-watchmen/ Wein had Veidt get the whole idea from "The Architects of Fear."]]

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** For that matter, towards the end, it features a TV advertising the start of ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' ''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1963}}'' episode "The Architects of Fear". The basic premise of the villain's plan is almost identical to that episode. Although Creator/AlanMoore claims it was a coincidence they were similar, he deliberately added the Shout Out upon discovering the similarity.
*** DC editor Len Wein, who is most famous for creating Comicbook/SwampThing, tells a different story: Moore admitted to stealing the plot from The ''The Outer Limits; Limits''; when Wein pushed him to change it to something original, Moore refused, and Wein quit the book over it. Years later, Wein has had the last laugh: in writing the Comicbook/BeforeWatchmen Ozymandias series, [[http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/01/29/len-wein-the-outer-limits-and-rewriting-watchmen/ Wein had Veidt get the whole idea from "The Architects of Fear."]]
17th Jan '18 11:42:16 AM Mishmash
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* ''Franchise/G.I.Joe'', page 4 of issue #226 has Cobra Commander and Dr. Mindbender in a food truck labeled ebirah edibles. A mail box with 1701 as the address may also count as one.
4th Sep '17 9:14:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Arawn}}'': Arawn's collection of enemy skulls seems to include a Franchise/{{Predator}}. Which is [[TheHunterBecomesTheHunted hilariously ironic when you think about it]].
27th Aug '17 9:46:27 PM PaulA
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* In issue 4 of ''Comicbook/{{Spawn}}'', two boys argue over whether Comicbook/{{Youngblood}} or Comicbook/{{Savage Dragon}} is cooler. The boys are named Creator/{{Rob| Liefeld}} and Creator/{{Erik| Larson}}, after the creators of those series.

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* In issue 4 of ''Comicbook/{{Spawn}}'', two boys argue over whether Comicbook/{{Youngblood}} or Comicbook/{{Savage Dragon}} is cooler. The boys are named Creator/{{Rob| Liefeld}} and Creator/{{Erik| Larson}}, Larsen}}, after the creators of those series.
23rd Jul '17 6:53:56 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''MarvelUniverse'' #8, and subsequent stories, Mole Man is given the real name Harvey Elder. This is a reference to Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder, creators of the criminal "Melvin Mole" in ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' #2. (This then gets referenced slightly differently in the ''ComicStrip/SpiderMan'' newspaper strip, where his name's Melvin Kurtzman.)

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* In ''MarvelUniverse'' ''Comicbook/MarvelUniverse'' #8, and subsequent stories, Mole Man is given the real name Harvey Elder. This is a reference to Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder, creators of the criminal "Melvin Mole" in ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' #2. (This then gets referenced slightly differently in the ''ComicStrip/SpiderMan'' newspaper strip, where his name's Melvin Kurtzman.)
23rd Jul '17 6:48:46 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''MarvelUniverse'' #8, and subsequent stories, Mole Man is given the real name Harvey Elder. This is a reference to Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder, creators of the criminal "Melvin Mole" in ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' #2. (This then gets referenced slightly differently in the ''ComicStrip/SpiderMan'' newspaper strip, where his name's Melvin Kurtzman.)
3rd Jul '17 2:44:17 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/LadyDeath'' under the Creator/AvatarPress publication takes place in a dark domain in the afterlife known as "The Labyrinth", similar to the alternate dimension where the Cenobites from ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' come from. While not necessarily governed by {{humanoid abomination}}s in [[HellBentForLeather bondage gear]], its an alternate dimension controlled by evil wraiths that act in the same way as Cenobites and they can strike deals with humans on Earth. The main protagonist herself could probably count as a Cenobite herself, though much less [[NightmareFuel horrifying]] and way more {{fanservice}}y.

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* ''ComicBook/LadyDeath'' under ''ComicBook/LadyDeath'':
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the Creator/AvatarPress publication publication, the story takes place in a dark domain in the afterlife known as "The Labyrinth", similar to the alternate dimension where of the Cenobites from same name in ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' where Cenobites come from. While not necessarily governed by {{humanoid abomination}}s in [[HellBentForLeather bondage gear]], its an alternate dimension controlled by evil wraiths that act in the same way as Cenobites and they can strike deals with humans on Earth. The main protagonist herself Lady Death could probably count as a Cenobite {{expy}} herself, since she is a HumanoidAbomination in [[HellbentForLeather bondage gear]] though less horrifying and much less [[NightmareFuel horrifying]] and way more {{fanservice}}y.{{fanservice}}y.
** The main villain Sagos resembles Skeletor from ''Franchise/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse'' since he is a powerful sorcerer with a SkullForAHead and he is revealed to be [[spoiler:the evil brother to Lady Death's father figure Wargoth, much like Keldor was King Randor's lost brother]].
** A [[Franchise/TheLordOfTheRings Balrog-like]] demon is encountered in the story and considered one of the most dangerous ''things'' in the setting.
4th Jun '17 2:42:20 PM kklove689
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* ShoutOut/BigNate
1st Apr '17 1:13:51 PM luiz4200
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* ''Comicbook/LaffALympics'':
** The title "The Discount of Monty Cristo" is an allusion to ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo''.
** When a guy at a comic book convention says Shaggy's regular outfit is the worst outer space alien costume he's ever seen, Shaggy tells him to [[Franchise/{{Superman}} "leap over a tall building in a single bound"]].
16th Mar '17 2:01:18 PM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': In "The Wax Museum", Iznogoud brings a wax statue of Marcus Junius Brutus to life to bump off the Caliph, but the famous assassin of Caesar falls afoul of a caveman whom Iznogoud previously brought to life. When Brutus begins arguing with Iznogoud, Wa'at Alahf turns to the readers and twirls his finger around his head while muttering, "These Romans are crazy!", the CatchPhrase of fellow Goscinny creation [[Franchise/{{Asterix}} Obelix the Gaul]].
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